Ryders History

Established 1972

Our story begins in 1972, when after a family holiday to Devon, Keith, a Master Baker at Sunblest and his wife Diane saw an opportunity to start their own bakery in Dawlish. After some deliberations they decided to upsticks and move their family from Gloucester to the sunny seaside town and Ryder’s Home-Made Bakery was born.


Keith and Diane set about transforming the business, the first few years were tough but with hard work, determination and the skills Keith brought with him from the large production bakeries, along with equipment more at home in much larger bakeries, the business took off. 

Shaun, their son joined in 1980 and the company grew again with shops in Teignmouth, The Strand, Dawlish and at Dawlish Warren.  

The old gas fired ovens were replaced by more modern multi-deck ovens and the old wooden peel was retired to the history books.

Our Story

Always looking to expand and improve the business, Ryder’s have always stuck to ethos of traditional methods but always with the emphasis on quality and taste that is second to none. 

In 2012 the bakery had outgrown the premises in Dawlish so moved to a purpose-built bakery in Kenn, only about 5 miles from its roots.

Then in 2017, to make it a family trio, Sam Ryder (Shaun’s son) joined the business and is now instrumental in pushing the business forward into the next phase of its development.

Ryder’s Home-Made Bakery still supplies its own shops and proudly continues to supply quality local businesses and multiple award-winning Farm Shops plus you can still see a crowd of people every morning eager for the warm fresh bread and Ryder’s Secret Recipe Lardy Cake….!!