The owner of an independent bakery in Harefield was given a massive shock when he found out his shop had been listed among the top 30 in the entire country by The Sunday Times.

David May took over the Village Bakery Harefield High Street 11 years ago and said it was a complete surprise when he was listed as one of the best bakers in the UK earlier this month.

Mr May and his staff are proud to offer customers “bakers with distinction” and said he aims to offer quality to his customers.

Fresh loaves from the Village Bakery

The 44-year-old, who lives in Eastcote , told getwestlondon : “It's a massive achievement.

“It's nice to be noticed. I still can't get my head around it.
“I care so much about the quality of the food.

“I take a lot of pride in what I do.”

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The Village Bakery first opened around 26 years ago and Mr May took over around 2005.

Now with 10 staff the bakery tries to give people high quality bread with fresh ingredients.

Mr May added: “I've been baking since I was 13 so I've been doing it for a long time.

“I'm always on at the staff about quality because we've got to make sure customers come back. I probably drive them mad.

“The Times is a massive newspaper and being local it's nice to be noticed.”

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