A BAKERY that outgrew its old building has moved and expanded to Salisbury's High Street.

Cornish Bakery moved into the larger property on Thursday, November 9, after closing its original Silver Street location a few weeks ago.

The former bank building, originally built in the 1940s, has been empty for almost a decade but the bakery has "brought it back to life"  and uncovered its original stone fascia.

Loyal customers Rosemary and John cut the ribbon to declare the bakery officially open. The team also welcomed valued customers Linda and John who had been visiting the bakery numerous times every week.

Salisbury Journal: Rosemary and John went to the bakery every day.Rosemary and John went to the bakery every day. (Image: Cornish Bakery)

They were joined by representatives from Mencap as the team will be working to help fundraise for the Wiltshire Mencap organisation going forward.

Cornish Bakery's founder and owner Steve Grocutt said: "After many years in our small Salisbury bakery we have outgrown it! Over time, our brand has changed significantly, our product range has evolved into a more fulsome bakery experience and coffee has become our best seller.

"Under our new brand, we build all our bakeries differently and the space we have acquired in Salisbury’s High Street is much bigger and has much more character to it.”

Salisbury Journal: Brickwork has been exposed inside.Brickwork has been exposed inside. (Image: Cornish Bakery)

Given the company’s birthplace in Mevagissey in Cornwall, it is keen to showcase the talents, products and artworks of Cornish makers.

The Salisbury bakery is adorned with lights from Cornwall-based Tom Raffield, Lin Lovekin and Studio Haran alongside inspirational paintings and illustrations from South West-based artists Sophie Harding and William Luz.

Bakery manager Ashley Maggs and his team are ready to welcome customers from 8am to 5pm every day of the week.