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Clarks Bakers was established in approximately 1925 in a 17th century building in a small market town called Easingwold by Mrs Lucy Clark, grandmother of the current owner Mr.G.L.Clark.

Grandmother Clark started her business by baking scones to sell through the window of her house, as it was then, to the tarmac men who came down from Middlesborough and Stockton to build and repair the roads. The tarmac men suggested that Lucy should open a Café or shop, and that she duly did. This saw the start of Clarks the Bakers. The house was later converted to become a bakery, shop and a small Café.

Since 1925 the business has grown, and is now run by the fourth generation of the Clark family who has maintained the belief in high standards that were set so many years ago. This has been achieved by including the best ingredients from around the world, employing highly skilled and experienced master bakers and checking the quality of the finished product adheres to our standards of quality.


With our Yorkshire upbringing we try to incorporate as many local products as possible for example Yorkshire curd pies, Yorkshire tea loaf and Yorkshire fruit cake to name but a few. We also boast a wide range of products from many different parts of the U.K. and from European countries such as France, Switzerland and Italy.

With quality and service at the forefront of our family business we hope to go on fulfilling the needs and requirements of our many customers for many years to come.

Gerald and Judy have recently retired from the company and it is now the turn of Nicholas and Hilary to realise the company’s potential and build on the great foundations left to them.

Long Street Easingwold.

Reproduced by kind permission.

Copyright G H Smith and Sons Ltd.

Long Street Easingwold.

Reproduced by kind permission.

Copyright G H Smith and Sons Ltd.

Clarks bakery - our history