Busy Hereford bakery on the market for just £55,000

A LONG-ESTABLISHED Hereford bakery with huge potential for expansion is up for sale.

On the market with commercial agents Ernest Wilson with an asking price of £55,000, St Owen Street’s Laughing Bloomer has operated from its current site since 1970.

Supplying retail shops, sandwich cafes and caterers, the agents said the bakery has an enviable weekly turnover in excess of £3,500 per week in strictly wholesale delivery, while the shop front would easily convert to retail premises should enterprising new owners wish to pursue additional income streams by offering breads, sandwiches, patisserie and coffee.

Rental overheads are just £186 per week and the premises are spacious and well-equipped enough to cope with the high demand.

Ernest Wilson said the business is being sold on grounds of serious ill-health and offers a great deal of potential to expand this bakery, garner more clients, and develop the retail shop angle.

The building has a single fronted glazed shop front with potential for front of house sales area, while the bakery operation occupies the rear of the building, within a purpose built single storey brick extension equipped with high capacity commercial catering equipment.

A rear door leads to an enclosed yard with a number of outbuildings for storage, refrigeration and staff WC.

A 2013 plate Ford Transit Van is also included within the sale.

Hereford Times