Apley Bakery

Discover the huge range handmade, onsite daily in The Apley Bakery, including cakes, tray bakes & scones. We sell all our cakes in the Farm Shop or you can enjoy them with a pot of Lord Hamilton’s tea in Pigg’s Playbarn or the Creamery Cafe. Every week we have a different cake of the week which is a seasonal & delicious new cake available across the site at the weekends.

Seasonal bakes

Straight from our Apley Bakery, our cakes are as fresh & local as you can get. Buying from Apley allows you to know your food provenance & reduce your food miles. The Bakery has a stable door & is at the far side of the Apley Courtyard – say hello to the girls there, ask & watch what they’re baking!


Our bakers create cakes from well-known, traditional recipes such as Victoria Sponge cakes, as well as new & unusual ones. We’re always breaking new ground, whilst consistently using fresh, local ingredients from Shropshire’s finest food producers. Our cakes are presented in attractive white, recyclable cardboard boxes & make perfect presents to offer to colleagues, friends & family.

Tray bakes

Nearly every week, our onsite bakers create a new tray bake – anything from beetroot brownies, flap jacks, chocolate brownies & Millionaire’s shortbread.

Cup cakes

These are available in our cafe, Pigg’s Playbarn, the Food Hall & our online shop. Perfect for special occasions such as christenings & birthday parties. They follow the seasons – Valentine’s cupcakes, Easter cupcakes, Christmas cupcakes. Email us for tailor-made cupcakes, including gluten free.


Our scones are widely renown for being irresistible & change with the seasons – plain scones, raisin scones, cinnamon scones. They are offered as part of our Afternoon Teas all year round.

Puddings & tarts

At our busiest times, our bakery kitchen supports our Cafe kitchen by creating puddings such as Bread & Butter pudding, Apley Cheesecakes, Crannock Cheesecakes & Plum Crumble. And Lord Hamilton isn’t the only one who loves our jam tarts – available in a large size or packs of 4.


Our Food Hall stocks delicious, locally made, artisan Shropshire breads from Cressage & speciality breads from Catherine’s Bakery in Bridgnorth & Swift’s Bakery in Ludlow. The range includes wholemeal bread, granary bread, baguettes, buns, baps, rye bread, gluten free bread, olive breads … Taste, Discover, Enjoy ! Fresh deliveries arrive early every morning, 362 days a year.

Patisserie & croissants

Apley Patisserie range changes throughout the year & includes these strawberry filled choux buns in the summer months. Apley Farm Shop stocks frozen croissants & other patisseries from Field Fare, easy to bake at home.

Birthday cakes

Whether or not you’re holding your child’s birthday party in Pigg’s Playbarn, we can create you their dream birthday cake. Just email use your design & recipe & we’ll get baking. Cakes can be collected from the Farm Shop or delivered nationwide (next day service is £8.50). We suggest a large cake for cutting, which will impress your guests & decorate your table, as well as cup cakes for each child to carry home easily !

Bakery courses

One of our Apley Experiences will be a brand new Bakery course, held in our Conference Room above the Food Hall. Anything which needs baking will be taken to the Bakery & baked there, ready before the end of the course. Register your interest & tell us your special interests, so we can tailor the course to your needs. We will then contact you to find a convenient date. Two hours costs £30 which includes all ingredients & equipment.

Christmas cakes & mince pies

The Apley Christmas cakes are available as traditional round ones for larger families or rectangular slabs, preferred for smaller numbers. The Apley mince pies are indescribably special & get delivered nationwide via our online shop.

Food Hall opening times

7 days per week

Monday – Sunday: 9.30 am – 4.00pm

Dedicated shopping time for NHS & Key workers between 9.00 – 9.30 am DAILY

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Discover the huge range handmade, onsite daily in The Apley Bakery, including cakes, tray bakes & scones.