Arts centre cooks up agreement with bakery
By Alex Metcalfe - Senior Reporter
AN arts hub has welcomed a new addition to its cafe by teaming up with a baker.
Coghlans at Barningham has joined forces with The Witham, in Barnard Castle, to sell the bakery’s daily bread.
Sarah Gent, from the Witham, was delighted to bring the firm on board.
She said: “It’s all about local businesses working together. Owen Moody is born and bred here – people can pop in and buy their lunchtime sandwich – we hope it will be the start of a beautiful friendship and we hope to be doing an awful lot.”
Coghlans launched its bakery from Barningham in 2016 when owners Janet and Andrew Coghlan looked at expanding their business. They called on the services of former Rose and Crown chef Owen Moody and have gradually increased their foothold in the dale – shipping out their handmade loaves every day to a number of outlets.
Mr Moody said: “It’s brilliant to be working with The Witham. It’s real bread and there is no muck in it and no preservatives – it’s there to be eaten, not to be looked at. I’m not knocking bread from a supermarket but when you put it in a bread bin it looks the same as it did a week before – this bread won’t.”