Stones Bakery

by Stones Bakery in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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On 29th July 2023 we successfully raised £21,120 with 306 supporters in 28 days

Making our bakery bigger and better with a new space in Penryn, keeping our Falmouth shop as a bakery/cafe by day and a pizzeria by night.

by Stones Bakery in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're running out of room! We have squeezed every last inch of space out of our bakery on the Old High Street in Falmouth and we are bursting out at the seams. 16 years ago we started a bakery in a small industrial unit in Penryn selling our bread on a market stall. Then in 2009 we moved into a small shop on the Old High Street in Falmouth. We outgrew that space and moved up the road to our current home in 2017. The bakery is booming which is fantastic. A covid pivot into home deliveries led to an expansion in our wholesale deliveries which has stretched our capacity. Some of you have been coming to Stones since those market stall days and we hate disappointing you when we're sold out of sourdough by 8.45am.

We have managed to find the perfect space to move the bakery to. It's in Penryn and it's called The Praze. This will mean we can stretch out and make more of the bread, pastries and doughnuts that you love. The Falmouth space won't be going anywhere; it'll still be a shop and cafe during the day and by night it it will morph into a rather sexy pizzeria.

At the new Penryn bakery we'll making the most of all the space by having a shop and cafe as well as the working part of the bakery. We will be importing that communal, slightly chaotic feel from Falmouth. You will be able to sit and enjoy coffee and a pastry or something from our menu (including mushrooms on toast, back by popular demand). Alternatively there's a small car park for when you want to just run in and grab a loaf on your way past. We're lucky to have some outdoor space at The Praze so they'll be seats outside for enjoying the sunshine and it's rumoured there may even be a petanque court out there.

Stones Falmouth will get a bit of a makeover to make it a little more restaurant like for the evenings. There'll be a bar for us to serve you your spritz from and we'll be open four nights a week serving pizzas, puddings and cocktails. During the daytime we'll be open as a shop and cafe just as we are now but the menu will be changing to offer something different to The Praze. That part of things is still a work in progress but we have thoughts.

So to summerise, two places to buy your bread, two cafes (with different menus so you can choose the Stones to suit your mood), one sexy pizzeria. Double Stones. What's not to like?


Of course all this extra Stones doesn't come for free. We need 3 phase power (basically extra electricity) which is expensive to install plus kit for The Praze, a beautiful bar for Falmouth and thousands and thousands of screws for Ol to hammer into things.  We have some money set aside but not enough and that's where you come in. We would absolutely love it if some of our loyal customers could help us with this new venture. We really hope that Stones 4.0 will bring you more. More baked goods, more good times, more friendly faces and more people to bring you doughnuts in emergency situations. To make that happen we need your help.

We're a business not a charity and we would never expect something for nothing so have a look at our rewards, hopefully there is something there to float your boat. We've tried to pick a mixture of the fun and the practical so there should be something there for everyone. 

Come be a part of it, we promise it'll be great.

Thank you,

Ol, Rosie and the rest of Team Stones





Signed photo of Pete 

Stones T-Shirt (XS-XL available)

Necklace from Frenzy by Zara

Porth Krow Cabin


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

Prize draw to win a Frenzy by Zara necklace

£5 will buy you one entry into a prize draw to win a handcrafted necklace from Zara of Frenzy by Zara. A one off piece from a very talented maker. Made from recycled sterling silver and dipped in 24ct gold. A slice of bread hanging on an 18 inch curbchain. Engraved with 'make bread not war'. Photograph below. Prize draw will take place on Monday 31st July.

£15 or more

Signed Photo of Pete

The man himself. Stones' most long serving employee and housewives' favourite Pete Davies. Grab yourself a signed photo.

£15 or more

23 of 50 claimed

Exclusive White Stones Tote Bag

Our classic tote in white. Exclusive to our backers.

£16 or more

13 of 50 claimed

Stones Kids T-Shirt

A classic organic kids t-shirt in yellow featuring the Stones bear in red. Available in ages 3-12. Picture below!

£25 or more

60 of 65 claimed

Exclusive Stones T-Shirt

Wow your friends with a super cool Stones t-shirt. White t-shirt with a red illustration by Jay Cover.

£25 or more

7 of 8 claimed

Guided Beer Tasting at Lauter

Guided beer tasting at Lauter Bottleshop and Tasting Room in Falmouth. Four beers across styles. 1.5 hours on a Saturday. Date to be decided.

£35 or more

10 Loaf Card

Ten loaves to collect from the bakery whenever you like and over whatever timescale you like. Collect from Falmouth or Penryn (once it opens).

£40 or more

Celebration Cake Delivered

A delicious cake delivered to your door any day Monday-Saturday anywhere in the Falmouth/Penryn area or surrounding villages. Choose from a giant millefeuille, whole baked cheesecake or a chocolate espresso cake. Each will serve 8 generously. Order for yourself or someone you want to make feel rather special. 72 hours notice required.

£45 or more

10 x Coffee and a Pastry

A classic combo. Eat in or takeaway.

£50 or more

Feast night w/ chefs Andi Richardson & Adam Vasey

To celebrate our expansion we will be holding an evening of fine food and drinks by chefs Andi Richardson (La Cucina St Agnes, Nancarrow Farm, Fifteen) and Adam Vasey (Night Hatch, Dinner Party, Schooners). Tickets include a cocktail on arrival and three courses of delicous food featuring the best local ingredients cooked by two of Cornwall's most exciting chefs. Friday 6th October at the new bakery in Penryn. An evening not to be missed!

£75 or more

3 course meal for 2 at our fritto misto night

A three course meal for two at Stones Falmouth on Friday 13th October. A relaxed evening focussed around fried seafood and inspired by holidays in the Med.

£100 or more

£100 Bank of Stones

Spend it as you wish. £100 of bread, cakes, pizza, cocktails or anything else Stones based. Valid for a year from issue.

£100 or more

3 course meal for 2 at our Falmouth pizzeria

A three course meal for two plus a bottle of wine (and a cheeky spritz on arrival) at the Falmouth pizzeria once it opens.

£100 or more

£125 Home Delivery Credit

£125 credit to spend on home deliveries ordered via our website. Credit will be valid for one year. Minimum order value of £5 per delivery. Check our delivery radius on our website.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Voucher for Cygnets Art School

£100 voucher for the Cygnets Art School, a dedicated fine art school for children. The Falmouth branch, based at Sailors Jail art gallery, offers term time classes, holiday workshops and private tuition for ages 5+. Traditional drawing, painting and sculpture combined with unique projects; experienced teachers and professional quality materials.

£125 or more

15 of 16 claimed

Bread Making Workshop

Spend a day at the bakery learning to make sourdough and yeasted breads as well as focaccia. The day will begin at 9.30am with coffee and a pastry , lunch will be provided during a break. Take all of your breads home as well as some of our sourdough starter to kickstart your own baking. Workshops will be run on selected Sundays next autumn/winter. Backers will be emailed about available dates.

£250 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Children's Birthday Party

Pizza making party for up to 12 children. Available on Sundays throughout the year. Two hours for your child and their friends to make their pizza, eat it and then tuck into an ice cream bar.

£300 or more

A year's worth of bread

Two loaves of your choice per week for a year (excluding the week between Christmas and New Year). To be collected from either Falmouth or Penryn once it opens. Start anytime from the end of August.

£800 or more

£20 a week to spend at Stones for a year

Every week for a whole year you can have £20 worth of goodies from Stones in Falmouth or Penryn (once it opens). Daytime or evening, spend it on anything Stones based that takes your fancy. We're pretty flexible so if you're away for a week you can just double up another week/have an extra week on the end. Worth £1000.

£900 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Private Hire

Exclusive hire of Stones for up to 30 people. Includes pizzas, small plates and cocktails (two drinks pp).

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Handmade Bead Earrings

A pair of one of a kind, handmade earrings. Silver plate hoops with glass seed beads. Delivered in a gift box. Photo below!

£40 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Dinner for 2 at the Verdant Brewing Taproom

Courtesy of the lovely folks at Verdant Brewing. Dinner for two at their Penryn taproom. Pizza, dessert and a drink of your choice.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Primrose Herd Family BBQ Pack

A selection of award winning pork products suitable for both barbeque and conventional cooking. Contains: 1kg meaty ribs, 1kg pork sausages, 4 loin steaks, 4 pork chops, 8 pork and apple burgers, 500g diced pork and 500g tenderloin medallions. Primrose Herd is a family farm rearing a mixture of traditional breeds outdoors in the Cornish countryside.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Voucher for Sailors Jail Art Gallery

£100 voucher for Sailors Jail art gallery, shop and creative space in Falmouth. Sailors Jail is a raw, authentic art space, housing an eclectic mix of artwork from a large variety of different artists. Including drawings, paintings, prints, photography and 3D work.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Two night stay at Porth Krow holiday cabin

A two night stay in September or October at Porth Krow, a wood shingle clad holiday cabin overlooking Gorran Gorras creek. PorthKrow, which sleeps 2, has been sustainably built from natural materials. Enjoy fabulous views over the estuary, beautifully handcrafted features and an outdoor fire. See @porthkrow on instagram for pictures.

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