Sam Buckley, the sustainable powerhouse behind highly acclaimed Stockport restaurant Where the Light Gets In, is planning to open another site in Stockport’s old town in August.
Yellowhammer will be a bakery, deli and wine bar in partnership with baker Rosie Wilkes and potter Joe Hartley from studio Left, Right and Centre.
The new neighbourhood bakery will serve ‘simple, baked goods and sourdough bread using organic flour, grain-grown and milled in the UK’ and aims to ‘re-establish links between farmers, millers and bakers’ by supporting local farms and smallholdings that promote biodiversity.
The bakery will sell freshly baked part and full sourdough loaves, rye bread and baguettes as well as a selection of sweet and savoury pastries and cookies.
The deli will offer breakfast and lunchtime sandwiches, pies and tarts. Yellowhammer will also serve a selection of sourdough pizza and natural wine on selected Friday and Saturday evenings.
Joe’s pottery will be used for service and will be available for sale. He will also run regular pottery workshops for the wider community offering ‘a variety of insights, experiences and interpretations in traditional and non-traditional methods of working with the material’.
The highly acclaimed Where The Light Gets In opened in 2016 with no sign and no menu and has since gained a loyal following for its local, sustainable, seasonal zero-waste cooking using foraged ingredients or produce from their own farm. Sam Buckley also appeared in the North West heat of Great British Menu in 2020.
Yellowhammer will open at 15 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JQ on 25 August 2021