Ten Places Perfect for a Hot Cross Bun This Easter

As the nursery rhyme goes: “Get them while they’re hot and eat them by the ton, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns.”

If you’re looking for the perfect place to grab a hot cross bun this Easter then look no further. Here are 10 must-visit spots to enjoy the flaky, sticky goodness.

1.     Pophams


Pophams is known for their innovative take on classic pastries. Easter is no exception – head on down and get a hot cross bun made fresh from scrap croissant dough.

2.     Hart’s Bakery

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Based in Bristol? Then head down to Hart’s Bakery in Bristol Temple Meads for artisan bread, cakes, pastries and (you guessed it) hot cross buns. 

3.     The Dusty Knuckle Bakery

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Fancy a bun made from buttermilk, stoneground wholemeal and house made candied peel? Off to The Dusty Knuckle you go…  

4.     GAIL’s Bakery

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If you’re in search of the classic, glazed, picture-perfect bun, GAIL’s is the one for you. With locations across London, these buns are always within reach.  

5.     Bread Ahead

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Attention all doughnut fanatics: Bread Ahead invented hot cross bun doughnuts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Vanilla custard filled, sugar-coated, laced with spices – this bun has a whole lot to offer.

6.     Daylesford

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Want to share the hot cross fun this Easter? Have no fear, Daylesford (based in both Gloucestershire and London) is here with a hot cross bun loaf. Share it with friends and family or keep it all for yourself.  

7.     The Bertinet Bakery

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Not of a fan of the hot cross hybrids? Like GAIL’s, Bertinet in Bath offers a lighter, fluffier version of the classic hot cross bun.

8.     Beyond Bread

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Don’t let your diet get in the way of this year’s Easter festivities. The Beyond Bread bakery offers a range of naturally gluten-free goods, including hot cross buns!

9.     Paul A Young

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This year, Paul A Young is partnering with Bread Ahead to bring us buttered, toasted, hot cross bun filled chocolate. What could be better than pairing a sticky bun with decadent chocolate?

10.  Twelve Triangles

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If you’re in Edinburgh then get yourself to Twelve Triangles where you can enjoy sourdough bread, coffee and freshly made hot cross buns.

There you have it!

10 wonderful spots to snag your favourite Easter treat.

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