About Us

Warings Bakery

A Family Business

Warings Bakery is a fourth-generation family business established in 1932 by Lawrence Webster Waring. We still trade today from the original family home where it all began and now have six shops and a central bakery in Spencers Wood where we bake each night before delivering fresh to our shops for your enjoyment.

Our six shops (five in Reading and one in Thatcham) are open Monday – Saturday and serve our delicious range of fresh bread, rolls, sourdough, cakes, handmade sandwiches, hot savouries, buns and doughnuts as well as fresh ground coffee, hot & cold drinks.

As a direct result of the Covid-19 global pandemic Warings Bakery revisited its roots, returning to how it all began, delivering our tasty baked goods direct to the door (minus the Hovis style bike) ensuring that our customers and the local community had access to not just baked goods but everyday essentials such as milk, eggs and butter. Our new online contact free delivery service is now well established and continues to grow as we add more products, wider delivery area and choice of delivery days. 


Award Winning

Best bakery in Berkshire

We are immensely proud of our heritage and achievements and none more so than being crowned England’s Most Loved Bakery during the inaugural Craft Bakers’ Week. Customers praised Warings Bakery for the high quality of our cakes and bakes and for the fantastic range available – alongside the excellent service of the hardworking staff. Votes for Warings Bakery also included a nomination from a customer that has been shopping with us for over 70 years. 

However, our most memorable awards are a little closer to home and marked a fantastic year for the bakery, starting with the prestigious Pride of Reading Award for Business in Action, recognising our continued support of local communities, charity fundraising events and donations both local & national, followed a few months later with the highest accolade of Retailer of the Year at the Reading Retail Awards.

We continue to champion Craft baking, shopping local and independent retailing and were thrilled to receive a Highly Commended at the UK’s Best Small Shops Competition and more recently South East winner and County winner at National Bakery Awards 2019 & 2020.