About US

The Vale Bakery is an artisan bakery set in the beautiful Melbury Vale on the site of Melbury Vale Vineyard and opposite Cann Mill.

Where we started

After working together for 3 years in the heart of Shaftesbury, providing fresh bread, specialised cake and great customer service, Susan and Kamil found themselves faced with a decision in March 2020 of closing down or finding another way as the first lockdown approached.

As employees of The High Street Bakery, we baked and delivered to the local community using local fresh produce and teaming up with independent businesses.

Unfortunately, in the September the Bakery had to close.

We decided that the best thing to do was ‘Keep Calm and Keep Baking’.

After a chance meeting with one of our many loyal customers, we were introduced to Clare at The Melbury Vale Vineyard and with the gorgeous surroundings and the immediate synergy, she rented us her garage. From then on, we’ve been working tirelessly to transform a storage garage into a lovely bakery premises that’s full of character as well as ideal for making produce with local ingredients.