The story of the Chough begins with a small shop situated on the Quayside in Padstow. A perfect location!
The Chough was just a retail shop originally. But in 1990 Elaine Ead, the owner, who had recently qualified as a Master Baker, took the decision to turn it into a craft bakery.
The early days were tough, with a minimum of bakery equipment, everything was hand- produced.
However, this ethos of hand- produced and hard work is what made the Chough so successful we believe.
AS the recipes and products were perfected, the reputation of the Chough grew , first locally and then nationally.
Of course our pasties received fame and acclaim firstly winning the Golden Pasty Award and over the years we have won multiple awards for our Cornish Pasties in particular multiple winners at the World Pasty Championships at Eden, Cornwall plus many time winners at the British Pie Awards.
The Chough has also won many awards for it's range of speciality breads, cakes and pastries. For more information on our range please see our wholesale and mail order pages.