Pump Street was founded in November 2010 by father and daughter team Chris and Joanna Brennan. It is the result of Chris’ years developing his skills as a self-taught baker and later chocolate maker, and Joanna’s enthusiasm for all things gourmande.
We are proud winners of a number of awards, including the BBC Food and Farming Awards Best Food Producer 2012, the Observer Food Monthly Best Food Producer in 2022 and the Kings Award for Enterprise 2023.
The bakery shop is located in a 15th Century building on Orford’s Market Square which we renovated after it was unoccupied for almost 20 years. Previously the building housed many businesses including Barclay’s Bank and a Post Office. One Pump Street is now known for its iconic pink wall, the bakery shop and café, while the bread is baked just a few hundred yards outside the village at Richmond Old Dairy in Gedgrave.
Visit the bakery for daily-baked sourdough, viennoiserie, pastries, directly traded coffee and tea and our beautiful café.
While we started making chocolate in our pastry section in 2012, we quickly moved into the adjoining rooms in the old barn at Richmond Old Dairy. By the beginning of 2017 it was clear that the space there was not going to support our chocolate making ambitions for much longer, and found an old military vehicle record-keeping building, disused for decades, at Bentwaters Parks in Rendlesham.
We now have the capacity to make more of our chocolate using the same process that we started with, but to house a larger team, more equipment and to do all our own fulfilment of orders across the UK and around the world.