The Best Sourdough in the Cotswolds

We’re passionate about many things at The Cotswold Outpost, but none more so than serving the very best sourdough bread in the Cotswolds… so that’s exactly what we do! In loaves to take home and throughout our menu, we serve you the unbelievably delicious sourdough bread from Mark’s Cotswold Bakery.

Sourdough is the oldest way of making bread. It uses naturally occurring wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria. It is a live culture called ‘The Mother’ or levain.  A sourdough loaf is far more than just amazing flavour and nutrition. It is the product of a process that is both artistic and scientific. A combination of passion, patience, dedication and craftsmanship.  It takes time and love. The unique flavour and texture of Mark’s sourdough is down to the flour he uses, the dough temperature, length of fermentation and how it is handled. It is all a carefully considered balance the bakery is founded upon.