Britain's Best Loaf 2024 Winners & Highly Commended

Congratulations to all of our winning and highly commended loaves!

Britain’s Best Loaf 2024 has been named as a Garlic & Rosemary Deep Pan Focaccia.

Created by 4 Eyes Bakery in Chesterfield, the focaccia took the top honour ahead of over 180 other loaves, a record number for the competition which was marking its eleventh edition this year. These were entered into eight different categories – White, Wholegrain, Plain Sourdough, Flavoured Sourdough, Innovation, International, Gluten Free, and newly introduced Seeded Sourdough.

Britain’s Best Loaf 2024 was sponsored by ADM Milling, Bako Group, Brook Food & Bakery Equipment, and Lesaffre UK & Ireland, and formed part of the Food & Drink Shows at the NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 30 April.

Please see our full list of 2024 winners & highly commended loaves below...

Britain's Best Loaf 2024

Winner: Garlic & Rosemary Deep Pan Focaccia, 4 Eyes Bakery

Flavoured Sourdough

Winner: Beetroot Multiseed Sourdough, Seasons Bakery

Highly Commended: Dark Chocolate Malt with Mediterranean Orange Sourdough, Lovingly Artisan

Gluten Free

Winner: Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Sage Bakery

Highly Commended: Gift Gluten Free Bread, Hobbs House Bakery


Winner: Kuschty Rye, Peter Cooks Bread

Highly Commended: Wild Garlic & Double Gloucester Ciabatta, Daylesford Organic


Winner: Garlic & Rosemary Deep Pan Focaccia, 4 Eyes Bakery

Highly Commended: Soda Bread, Joe’s Bakery

Plain Sourdough

Winner: Oxford Country Loaf, Imma The Bakery

Highly Commended: Sourdough, The Bear Bakery

Seeded Sourdough

Winner: Uncle Tom Cobbler N’all, Your Davey Bread

Highly Commended: Seven Seed Sourdough, Daylesford Organic


Winner: Pugliese, Joe’s Bakery

Highly Commended: Farmhouse, Joe’s Bakery


Winner: Wholemeal Loaf with Bran Crust, Seasons Bakery

Highly Commended: Wholemeal Tin, Joe’s Bakery