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About Us

There has been a bakery on the Tilleys site several decades. A lot of long standing Hythe 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 from Wilkins and opened Tilleys 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 nearly 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 Tilleys was re-launched in May 2017 with a fresh new look.

Come in and see the new Tilleys and try our tasty range of bread, cakes, pies and pasties, as well as a range of fresh sandwiches and jacket potatoes for lunch.

What We Do



Our baker is in at 4:00am every morning to bake the day's bread and if you come in at 7:00am, when we open, there is nothing better than buying your bread still warm from the oven. We offer a wide range of freshly baked loaves and rolls. All made with the best ingredients and without additives or preservatives.


Cakes & Buns

There will always be something that you want amongst our range of cakes, buns and pastries. Cooked daily we have a wide range to choose from. Scones, Danish pastries, iced buns, cookies and who can resist a freshly cooked donut. This is just a selection of our mouth-watering treats.


Pies, Pasties & Savouries

Our pies and pasties are cooked throughout the day so there's always a hot fresh pie waiting for you. Traditional Cornish pasties, Scotch pies, sausage rolls and pies. With a range of styles and fillings including steak & kidney, chicken & leak, cheese & onion and much more, why not come and see which is your favourite.


Celebration Cakes

Add a personal touch to your celebration with a cake made and decorated just for you by Tilleys. We offer high quality sponge in a range of flavours, or why not try a rich moist fruit cake each decorated just for your celebration. If you have special dietary requirements come and speak to us, we'll always try and help if we can.

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When We're here

6 The Marsh, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6AN

Opening Times

  • Monday 7:00am - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 4:30pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday 7:00am - 4:30pm
  • CLOSED Sundays and Bank Holidays

Call Us: 02380 845011

Email: cakes@tilleysbakery.co.uk

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