Mayor cuts ribbon to officially open new Brid bakery

Official opening of Thomas the Baker.
Official opening of Thomas the Baker.

BRIDLINGTON’s new Thomas the Baker shop has officially opened its doors to the public.

Last Friday the town’s mayor Councillor Michael Charlesworth had the honour of cutting the ribbon at the new store which is situated at the Promenades Shopping Centre.

Coun Charlesworth was joined by Thomas the Baker’s production director Steve Simpson, shop manager Sally Howker, sales manager Louise Townley and assistant shop manager Caroline Armitage for the opening ceremony.

A giant gingerbread person was also on hand to give out balloons and freshly baked gingerbread to passers by in celebration of the event.

The shop is the 35th to be opened by the long established family bakery and will differ from all the other Thomas the Baker stores as they will offer a bespoke sandwich making service.

And this is the sixth shop to boast a brand new-look for the much-loved Yorkshire bakery, with distinctive signage and a light airy open-plan design.

Thomas the Baker’s general manager, Simon Thomas, said he was very proud of the new shop. “We’re well known for our fresh, daily-baked products, made predominately from locally sourced and locally grown ingredients, and we hope we’ll become the first port of call for hungry Bridlington shoppers.”