One of the UK’s fastest growing, independently owned, coffee and bakery brands, Cornish Bakery, has opened the doors to its 58th location in the Victorian spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire.

The Harrogate launch comes on the back of eight successful openings in the last 12 months in Norwich, Bakewell, Bury St Edmunds, Canterbury, Truro, Whitby Harbour, Plymouth Barbican and Caledonian Park. A new bakery in Cheltenham and a relocation to enlarged new premises in Salisbury are lined-up to follow in the coming weeks.

This will take the estate to 59 sites overall (including six Roadchef franchise locations) generating annualised net revenues and franchise income of circa £30 million. Looking further ahead, Cornish Bakery is in active discussions with landlords on 10 additional locations in cities and towns across the country with the aim of 100 bakeries within the next two to three years.

Cornish Bakery Founder and Owner Steve Grocutt said: Bakery is the new coffee shop, and we’re relentless in our effort to bring our unique experience, delicious products and top-flight customer service to places and spaces all over the country.” Located on the historic James Street, the new Harrogate bakery occupies a beautiful 19th century property, retaining striking original features which include gilded columns and stained-glass windows. The original cast iron canopy has been left in its natural black and the Cornish Bakery signage has been designed to match, in keeping with the local conservation area.

Steve Grocutt added: We’re delighted to be opening our Cornish Bakery in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. We’re on a constant journey to redefine what a bakery is and what it can be. We also have a belief that our bakeries should be part of the community and so our newly employed team will be actively seeking opportunities to work with and support local organisations in the Harrogate area.”