Plested Bakehouse set to open in former Cotton shop this week

cottons bakery soon to be plested woman walking past 600px 3 5 23Plested Bakehouse says it’s set to finally open its doors at Bitterne Park Triangle on Thursday (Nov 16) – after a journey with “a few challenges along the way”.
The new Plested Bakehouse sign goes up at the Triangle


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Having taken on the lease in December, there were originally hopes that it would open as early as February 2023.

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But owners Phil and Karen discovered more work to do before they could start trading.

cottons bakery soon to be plested woman walking past 600px 3 5 23 The Cotton's sign comes down in the Triangle on Monday

“We have completed the renovations ourselves and hope you will like the changes we have made,” they explained.

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“We hope to continue Graham’s great tradition as well as bringing some of the Plested Pie tradition to Bitterne.

“We will evolve the product offering over the coming months, bringing back some of Cotton’s favourites including donuts and Graham’s famous Pink Pig biscuit!”

Also advertised on the shop’s menu boards are, of course, pies (Plested, meat and potato, chicken and mushroom, curry and chicken balti); bakes (steak, chicken and mushroom, chicken and ham and cheese and mushroom); pasties (including Cornish, steak and stilton, steak and ale and a vegan vegetable pasty), and other savouries.

The shop will also be selling bread - some made to Graham Cotton’s recipes - drinks and more.

As reported, the shop closed as Cotton’s Bakery after 49 years last June due to health issues.Graham Cotton Riverside Park Aug 23 600px 20230816 153927

Plested Bakehouse is billed to open at 10am.

Pictured: Graham Cotton at Riverside Park in August

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