Companio Bakery

Frankie Tobi

Subscribe to freshly baked bread, go on a bread-baking course or drop in for the occasional artisan loaf; Ancoats’ Companio Bakery has you covered.

Little brings as much joy as the smell of freshly baked bread – at least for the 99 out of every 100 people whose lives aren’t ruined by coeliac disease. But good bread (really good bread, the type that seldom comes pre-sliced and in a plastic bag) requires a bit of effort. Generally speaking, you go a little further out of your way for it.

Step in, Companio Bakery. Started by baker Russell Goodwin, Companio’s offerings may be limited, but the bread here is the stuff of alchemy. Sourdoughs, whole wheats, ryes and seeded loaves are made by hand, based on the sacred foundations of flour, water, yeast and salt—and very little else. Taking this very seriously, Goodwin’s website lays down exactly what goes into his loaves in detail. At least 20% of flour used is locally sourced, which is always good to know.

Little brings as much joy as the smell of freshly baked bread

Occupying a unit on Ancoats’ Radium Street – next to Cafe Cotton – Companio sells directly from its bakery but its products are also available at various artisanal outlets in Manchester Such as The Butchers Quarter and Chorlton Cheesemongers. They also supply to select businesses in Manchester such as Harvey Nichols, Restaurant Mana, Elnecot, Ancoats Coffee, Fig & Sparrow as well as other fantastic local restaurants and bars.

But for the freshest produce, it makes sense to head to the source, right? Baked daily, their sourdough breads, pastries and Viennoiserie will keep you coming back for more…

Unit G.06 Flint Glass Wharf, 35 Radium Street, AncoatsManchesterM4 6AD View map
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Opening Hours

  • Tuesday9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am - 12:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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