In the heart of Cardiff lies a bakery that’s more than just a bakery – it’s a testament to perseverance, innovation and the power of community. Pettigrew Bakeries, the sister brand to Pettigrew Tearooms, based in the Grade II listed West Lodge of Cardiff’s Bute Park and led by founder David Le Masurier, has flourished over the past 8 years. The business has evolved from a single storefront to multiple locations, wholesale operations and a strong presence in local farmers markets.

Pettigrew’s journey began opposite Victoria Park, where David’s passion for crafting artisanal sourdough set the foundation for what would become a culinary sensation in Cardiff. Through dedication and hard work, Pettigrew distinguished itself as a pioneer in the craft baking scene long before it became trendy.

In addition to their original site in Canton, Pettigrew’s Roath Garage Bakery & Café on Moy Road opened in the summer of last year, following the buy-out of another local indie bakery brand, Friends in Knead. Strategic acquisitions and expansion efforts enabled Pettigrew to take over a small bakery shop inside the historic Castle Arcade. The site has recently undergone a full refurbishment and now includes a small upstairs café with seating, overlooking the interior of the Victorian arcade.

Today, Pettigrew Bakeries boasts a team of 11 talented bakers and a total staff of 38, all dedicated to delivering quality products and exceptional service. Their success story serves as inspiration for business owners who are navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.

At a recent celebration marking their 8th anniversary, David expressed gratitude to their loyal customers and reflected on the journey of building a small, family-owned business in a competitive market. “We are thrilled to have celebrated the 8th birthday of our bakery business last month. It was a chance to say thank you to our wonderful customers who have supported us over the years, through some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable for a small, family-owned business.”

As Pettigrew looks toward the future, they remain committed to their core values of quality, authenticity and creativity. Their continued growth and expansion serve as a shining example for business owners everywhere, demonstrating the rewards of hard work, determination, and a passion for excellence.

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Author WCS

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