There has been a bakery on the Tilley's site for several decades.
A lot of long standing residents will remember Wilkins the Bakers who were here from the late 60s until the company closed. Alan Richards, an ex-Wilkins baker, took the opportunity to buy the lease for their Hythe branch and opened
Tilley's Bakery in 1988.
The name came from Alan's wife Heather, whose nickname is Tilley. The
business was always a family affair, with six members of the family working
there over the years. But after 30 years Alan decided it was time to hang up
his dough hook and the business was bought by Joanne and Wayne FitzGerald.
After a brief closure for a refit Tilley's was relaunched in May 2017 with a
fresh new look.
Come in and see the new Tilley's and try out the tasty range of bread,
cakes, pies and pastries, as well as a range of fresh sandwiches.
Celebration cakes can also be made to order.