Three Suffolk bakeries have been named among the best in the UK by a national newspaper.

The Times' list of the top 49 bakeries to visit in the UK has been compiled by chefs and bakers local to a region.

Joanna Brennan, co-founder of Pump Street Bakery, compiled the list for East Anglian. 

These are the Suffolk bakeries she recommends you visit: 

1. The Penny Bun Bakehouse, Lowestoft

East Anglian Daily Times: Johnny Spillings runs The Penny Bun BakehouseJohnny Spillings runs The Penny Bun Bakehouse (Image: Nick Butcher)

Run by chef and baker Johnny Spillings, The Penny Bakehouse often sells out quickly. Luckily, those looking for a baked fix can pre-order online, which is the recommended option to avoid being disappointed.

Ms Brennan recommends the traditional egg tarts made with local eggs and cream, almond pastry, and dusted with nutmeg.

Products from The Penny Bun Bakehouse can also be purchased from The Box in Southwold.

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2. Pinch, near Saxmundham

East Anglian Daily Times: Pinch is based at Maple Farm in KelsalePinch is based at Maple Farm in Kelsale (Image: Kate Wolstenholme)

Pinch is located off the beaten track at Maple Farm in Kelsale. Created by Alice Norman, it is best known for its crullers - deep-fried choux buns.

Ms Brennan also recommends the ice cream, particularly the mint choc chip flavour, served in a cone made with wheat and eggs from the farm it is situated in.

Pinch launched in 2021 when Ms Norman returned to Suffolk after working in a busy restaurant in London's Mayfair.

3. Wooster's Bakery, Bury St Edmunds and Bardwell

East Anglian Daily Times: Wooster's sells a range of delicious breads and sweet treatsWooster's sells a range of delicious breads and sweet treats (Image: Newsquest)

Wooster's Bakery is run by Will Wooster and is extremely popular, often selling out before closing.

This is a business that keeps on growing, and not only has two shops in Suffolk but is also a regular feature at many local farmers' markets. 

Regulars know to pre-order their favourites online. 

Wooster's does not only serve a range of great sweet treats (including pain au chocolats so large they effectively have two bars of chocolate in them) but both traditional loaves and crusty sourdoughs too.