The People

A love of Sheffield, an ambition to run a food business, and a love affair with bread.

Martha attended the School of Artisan Food, Nottinghamshire, leaving in 2012. The same year, Forge Bakehouse opened its first premises: a micro-bakery on Abbeydale Road. Fascinated by fermentation, Martha wanted to share her love for the stronger flavours brought about by wild yeasts and bacteria. It seems she was onto something, and the business flourished.

The Forge Bakehouse family has grown exponentially over the years. Bakers, pastry chefs, baristas and chefs all work together to make the Bakehouse the community hub it has become. Each member brings their own passion and skill, along with an openness to learn from the others.

Forge Bakehouse

Are Proud to Partner With
  • Regather Trading Co-op

    Bread Home Delivery

    A veg box scheme delivering the best local, seasonal and organic produce direct to homes across Sheffield, including our bread and more!

  • Our Cow Molly

    Pastry Butter

    Located in a small village called Dungworth, Our Cow Molly – A family dairy farm since 1947, are a Sheffield business through and through.

  • Yorkshire Organic Millers

    Local Flour

    Yorkshire Organic Millers mill organically grown wheat, sourced from farms in North and East Yorkshire, with the goal of producing the best quality food in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way.

  • Shipton Mill

    Organic Flour

    There’s more to Shipton Mill than just being a speciality miller of organic flour. They have a deep-seated belief in how they do what they do, as much as making sure that what they do, they do better than anybody.

  • North Star Coffee Roasters

    Batch Brew

    For us, showcasing the best coffee possible means working closely with the right coffee farmers, producers, exporters and co-operatives; those that are willing to develop, evolve and adapt as together we target ever-improving quality in the cup.

  • Forge Coffee Roasters


    Contrary to popular belief we don’t own a roastery too. This Sheffield based business have been roasting since 2015