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When will my bread arrive?  

Please check the banner at the top of the website pages to check the week when your bread will be baked and dispatched.  This is based on the date you place an  order.  You will  also receive a confirmation email confirming your order with a bake and dispatch date once your order has been received.  If you do not receive this please check your spam/other folder.  

In general your bread will be baked 4 working days from the day that you order.  We bake to order and our sourdough slow ferments for a minimum of 40 hours - this is why we require a 4 day lead time.  
Can I place an order to arrive on a certain date?

If you would like to receive your order on a certain date we can usually accommodate this but we do need as much notice as possible so ordering early is recommended.  If you are not sure when to place an order please email us and we can advise you.
We bake & dispatch Mondays through to Thursdays, deliveries arriving Tuesdays through to Fridays.  
How should I store my bread?
Your bread should keep for three days from its day of bake & dispatch.  As our bread is made without chemicals and preservatives, it is best enjoyed fresh.  To prolong its life fold the end of the pack over itself or wrap the loaf in greaseproof paper and store in a cool, dark, dry place.
Can I freeze my bread?
If you won't be able to eat it all within a day or two, we recommend you slice and freeze it as soon as possible whilst it's very fresh.  eat within one month.

How do I place an order?
Please place your order via our online store, pay online and follow the instructions for delivery.
DPD will send a text/email advising of the day and hour slot for delivery.  Please reply to this and nominate a safe place or a neighbour where your parcel can be left.   Your parcel is perishable and should be delivered the day after we have baked for you. 

 Can I collect my bread?
Collection is from Castle Farmhouse, Deddington.
Please place your orders, pay online and select Collection Only Deddington.
An email will be sent to you regarding collection times etc.
 Do you have a minimum quantity order?
We do not have a minimum order quantity but we do suggest that you order four (or more!) for postal deliveries. This is because we have partnered with DPD to ensure that your loaves arrive in perfect condition within 24 hours of leaving the bakery. It costs the same to deliver 12 loaves as it does to deliver one, so the more loaves you buy the more cost effective it is.