Fresh off the back of Where The Light Gets In’s recently awarded Green Michelin Star, Chef Sam Buckley and his team announced their newest venture, Yellowhammer, just last year – which is set to grace Stockport’s old town very soon.
Taking over the former Tudor Cafe on Lower Hillgate, the new venue will champion delicious baked goods and deli items, working in synergy with the venue’s pottery element, which will provide the cups and plates for the bakery. Headed up by potterist Joe Hartley, guests can expect beautiful handmade ceramics, alongside workshops that will combine both bakery and pottery.
Named after the woodland songbird which is known for its “a little bit of bread and no cheeeeeese” call, the venue will boast a strong neighbourhood focus, in collaboration with local sourdough baker Rosie Wilkes. There, guests will find delicious sourdough loaves sold in a variety of portion sizes (including quarter loaves to help combat food waste), baguettes and sourdough rye bread, alongside freshly baked buns, sandwiches, cookies, pies and tarts. Wilkes will stick to a UK grown ethos, using organic flour that’s grain-grown and milled in the UK, in turn supporting small British farms. The approach follows a similar ethically sourced ethos to Buckley’s Where The Light Gets In, where the team champion home-grown produce from Sam’s own farm, with all dishes based around what is caught, harvested and slaughtered that day.
Chef Sam Buckley opened his acclaimed restaurant Where The Light Gets In back in 2016, after gaining experience with Michelin Star chefs such as Simon Rogan, Paul Kitching and Gary Rhodes.
While we’re yet to receive a sneak peek at what the venue will look like, Yellowhammer is set to open its doors this Saturday 14th May, allowing guests to check out the venue as part of the soft launch, throw some pottery and enjoy coffees and natural wines.