CUSTOMERS at a new bakery on the outskirts of Taunton will be able to get a taste of the 1930s.

Bob Boulton, who is bread bakery manager of the new venture within Rumwell Farm Shop, says he will be "playing around" with flavours as well as making "old fashioned" products.

Bob, who has 35 years' experience as a baker, said he was delighted to set up the bakery from scratch, having worked previously for independent and supermarket bakeries.

He said: "It’s great to be going back to basics on bread making with smaller volumes, rather than mass amounts with mixes.

"For our doughnuts, we are using a recipe from the 1930s and they have been very popular, whereas supermarkets would use a pre-mix.

"We prove our doughs slowly overnight to produce the best flavour out of them.

"It’s been a long time since I have been in a bakery that has been built with a lot of thought about space and the future, rather than cramming things in and working in a tight environment. We have so much space it is unbelievable.

"I really enjoy playing around with flavours and making the old-fashioned shape loaves like cottage, plaits, Coburgs (cob loaf) and harvest loaves.

"I also like developing bread and rolls bespoke to a customer request or an idea."

Bob added: "As well as all the bread offerings, our new bakery offers a full range of cakes and our popular doughnuts - we offer five varieties, which include custard, apple, salted caramel and jam with cream."