Britain’s Best Bakery (2012)

Britain's Best Bakery judges L-R Mitch Turner and Peter Sidwell holding bread

Britain’s Best Bakery judges L-R Mitch Turner and Peter Sidwell © ITV

Production Company: Shine Limited

 Kent locations used: Tunbridge Wells, Salomons

From the producers of Masterchef, Britain’s Best Bakery is a new ITV daytime television show searching for the best bakery in the UK. The competition visited Tunbridge Wells and staged the Southern final at Salomons, a beautiful listed Victorian mansion and gardens.

Britain’s Best Bakery sees expert judges Mitch Turner (TV chef, author and owner of Little Venice Cake Company) and Peter Sidwell (TV chef, cookery writer and restaurateur) travelling around the UK to judge bakeries with products from a variety of cultures. After selecting their favourite bakeries from each region, the remaining contestants will then compete in ‘baking challenges’ with their products being judged by an expert panel.

Watch out for the Southern final which was filmed at Salomons and the surrounding Tunbridge Wells countryside. Salomons is a listed Victorian mansion set in 36 acres of delightful gardens, woodland, rolling parkland and lakes with a distinctive water tower. The property also has a Victorian Theatre with Weste organ and is a popular wedding and conference venue.

Tunbridge Wells is a large historic town situated in West Kent which has been attracting visitors for the past 400 years due to its Georgian England charm and elegant surroundings. The area boasts a busy town centre, gardens, castles, historic houses, ancient churches and delightful Kent countryside.

Tunbridge Wells has been used for various productions such as How to Look Good Naked (2009) Missing (2010)  and In The Best Possible Taste With Grayson Perry (2012).

Britain’s Best Bakery starts on Monday 26 November at 16:00 on ITV1 and the Kent episode will be shown on Thursday 29 November 16:00 on ITV1.


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