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Welcome to One Mile Bakery Hale

Hi, my name is Matt Townley. Put simply, I love baking, I love good food and I love to cook for my family and friends – I come from a big farming family of passionate home cooks. When I was younger I was told by a very wise person: “If you want to show somebody that you really love them, cook them a good meal”. I have always lived by this mantra. One Mile Bakery Hale is all about the joy of delivering delicious homemade, handmade food from my kitchen within my mile and teaching inspirational baking classes so you can bake amazing bread at home to share with the people you love.


We deliver one mile from our location in Hale

Matt starts deliveries within his mile on 16 May, taking amazing homemade bread, soup and preserves by bike to address near his home in Hale. Deliveries are weekly, on Wednesdays (5.30-7.30pm) to local subscribers – this is the only way to get OMB bread!

Subscriptions run for a month (four deliveries) or three months (twelve deliveries) and celebrate the very best of stunning local, seasonal produce.

Each week brings something different, so a subscription offers a chance to sample a wide range of artisan breads, seasonal soups and stunning preserves. It’s all handmade at home, and delivered to you at home in person. The FAQ page gives more information about how it all works. We’ll be releasing Hale slots for delivery very soon – follow us on social media for updates, sign up for our newsletter or drop us an email and we’ll in touch with more information.

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I’ve done a cookery class only once before. We all awkwardly stood round in a steel compound (industrial kitchen), nobody speaking, everybody giving each other’s pizza topping choices side-eye, followed by the most awkward lunch in living history as 20 of us ate our ‘masterpieces’ in silence. The One Mile Bakery class I attended felt less lesson and more ‘get together and lunch with friends’. The classes are held at the also very lovely home of Matt Townley, and right from the off I was made to feel less student, more friend invited over for lunch and a spot of baking. Matt has a very natural ease about him, supporting and encouraging his company that all are bakers in the making and it’s all about following your instincts. I also wish to point out that if you’re lucky enough to get on Matt’s delivery route, all packaging is 100% plastic free – delivery bags, soup containers and garnish pots are not only totally recyclable but 100% compostable too. – Laura Hudspeth 
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An amazing review by Northern Blog Awards shortlister Sophie’s Scran

We had the pleasure of having Sophie, of Sophie’s Scran (clicky! clicky! to visit for our Introduction to Baking class in Hale, Greater Manchester. She is possibly one of the foodiest of foodies I have ever met – and I love my food! She is one of those people who just loves to get involved
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3 loaves in 4 hours – is it possible?

In this heat, definitely! I have never seen dough rise as quickly as it has done in this weather! The atmospheric temperature has meant that the rising dough has risen in a third of the time I would normally expect. We used the temperature to our advantage in our class on Saturday so that everyone
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