Cool! Bakery is bringing ice cream parlour to Glos Road

August 03 2015

HERBERT'S Bakery is coming to Gloucester Road – and bringing with it, the very cool addition of an ice cream parlour.

HERBERT'S Bakery is coming to Gloucester Road – and bringing with it, the very cool addition of an ice cream parlour.

It will be the second shop for the prestigious bakery, which has already built up quite a reputation from its flagship store in Montpelier.

Herbert's, which is set to open in September – or October at the latest – will be taking over half of budget store Bargain World. The bakery will be at the rear of the shop with the parlour being at the forefront, making two shops in one.

Director of Herbert's Bakery, Imran Jamil, says that since becoming manager of the store in 2011, he has been looking to expand the business – particularly onto Gloucester Road.

“When I spotted that Bargain World had put half of the property up for let, I knew we had to go for it.

“Now, we're just trying to organise everything – we don't want to rush into opening the bakery, we want it all done properly and how we like it.”

The store has already had a taste for trading in Gloucester Road, having had a stall at the Saturday market at St Michael's Church in Pigsty Hill.

Herbert's Bakery has been providing fresh, handmade breads to Bristol folk since the 60s.

Since Imran's father took over the store in 2007, the bakery has continued using the same ingredients and baking methods as founding father David Herbert, but has expanded on the range of breads and introduced other treats to its menu.

Besides serving up helpings of ice cream at the new shop, the bakery will also be selling freshly bake gateaus, and wedding and birthday cakes.

Customers will also be able to buy freshly made sandwiches, and a range of world food items.