The story of The One Mile Bakery

The One Mile Bakery launched in Cardiff in 2012. Journalist Elisabeth Mahoney spent several years dreaming of running a food business while writing about food for a living, but with a full-time job to contend with, a home-based, part-time food company made sense: a small, passionate food company delivering beautiful, wholesome artisan bread and partners for great bread (soups and preserves) within a one-mile radius of her Cardiff kitchen. It was all inspired by her mother, Betty, who was an incredible home cook.

Within days of the launch, delivery slots were sold old and a waiting list grew. The baking classes sold out as soon as they were listed. The full-time job had to go (gulp). Staff were hired to help with deliveries and classes. The appetite for real, homemade bread and the classes was phenomenal. Press coverage was amazing, and accolades followed - highlights include being a runner up in the Observer Food Monthly magazine awards for three years, and being listed in Stylist magazine (2015), The Daily Telegraph (2015) and The Sunday Times Dish magazine (Nov, 2016) as one of the best bakeries in the UK.  

Now, The One Mile Bakery is expanding to other miles: a new Cardiff OMB in Rhiwbina, run by rugby player turned star baker Nick Macleod, replaces the original, and superb cook Marianne Braddley opens the first OMB in England, in beautiful Cirencester. Both will continue the OMB ethos, with amazing deliveries in their neighbourhoods, and fantastic baking classes, but each will offer their own bespoke classes, too. More locations opening early 2017. Look at the Classes page to see forthcoming dates and availability; we will be adding more dates before Christmas and launching our new wesbite. We have gorgeous gift vouchers that are valid for all classes. If you are interested in opening your own OMB, email Elisabeth at