The History of Bells Of Lazonby:

Established in 1946, the business was founded by John Bell – a man with a fighting spirit who made it through WW2 after his aircraft was shot down over Germany. Upon his return, he moved to Lazonby with his family and set up a small bakery and shop, attached to their home, to provide an income for the family.

 

Bells Bus

1947

During the coldest winter on record, John Bell provided door to door deliveries of bread and groceries, keeping the local villages stocked up during the harsh winter.

Lazonby village Railway buildings

1960’s

Purchased the Lazonby village Railway buildings and moved to this site to create offices and a Bakery.

Booths

1970’s

Entered into partnership with the Regional Supermarket; Booths and have been providing both branded and own label, cakes and breads to them ever since.

Bells of Lazonby

1980’s

Began to extend the Main Bakery as the business grew and have subsequently continued extensions into 90’s and early 00’s.

The Village Bakery Melmerby

1990’s

Bells launched their first organic product range ahead of the organic movement.

We Love Cake

2001

Commissioned the first dedicated Free-from Factory in the UK to become pioneers in the gluten, wheat and dairy free industry.

Lukasz Cereals

2005

Extended our gluten free factory and created an NPD facility.

Queens Award for Enterprise

2006

Received the Queens Award for Enterprise, being recognised for our Innovation in the Free From area and have continued to receive numerous awards in this area including Bakery Supplier of the Year.

Tarts

2009

Entered the National Coffee Shop Sector catering for food service with Cakes, Tarts, Mini Bites

Kitchen

2014

A further extension was completed on the dedicated Free-from Bakery along with a bespoke NPD Development Kitchen.

Bell's Product Packaging

2016

Celebrating our 70th Year Anniversary with a refresh of Bells of Lazonby Range