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Due to the current government guidance Flour Water Salt is closed until further notice

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Today I’ve made the impossible decision to close FWS. We will not open tomorrow or for the foreseeable future. Thank you for the support. We all need to go home to be with our families. Be safe & kind. Best Paul x ...

To the absolute gem that left this outside the depot this morning. Thank you. We couldn't agree more with the sentiment! This town has realy come out for us over the past week. We continue to bake for as long as we can. Not just to feed the people of this town, but because we love to do it. Comunity is so important at the moment, and we couldnt be happier to be apart of this one x x x We are not alone! Stay strong! ...

Hats off to @simonrichardson89 @mini_rowls @benjamin_costello @craig_the_baker this week. Sterling effort to keep #macclesfield fed. We’re open until 1pm. Still bread and treats left 👍 ...

The Big Guns are out to cheer everyone up. Shop will be full of bread, pastry and cake today. We start our home deliveries. Be kind today, it’s going to be mega busy thanks Paul ...

We’ve been blown away by your continued support during these uncertain times. There’s loads of bread and pastries heading over to market place today. We’d love to see you! ...

Still at it and we’ll keep at it while we can. Shop’s full again: bread, pastry, cake, coffee & our take away menu. Thanks for the loving support this week. Be kind & safe Paul ...

Morning we’ve baked loads today. Diverted most of our wholesale to the shop. 3 loaves per person please. There will be plenty more tomorrow. We are take away only from today - we have coffee, toasties sandwiches. There’s plenty of pasty. Our seating areas are closed. Contactless payment only. We ask you to be kind and patient. ORDERS FOR SATURDAY ARE OPEN UNTIL 10am TODAY. Link in bio or the comments below. We’re keeping going as long as possible. ...

It's been quite a week. I don't think any other comments are needed. We're all fearful and concerned. We are determined to keep going as long as we can in a manner that's safe for you and safe for us too. We have closed our seating areas tonight and Market Place will then only sell bread, pastry & cake, take away coffee and our take away menu. We are likely to close just after lunch each day as trade drops off. Additionally, and on a trial basis, we are going to deliver to your homes if you need us to. Please don't ask us to deliver if you are perfectly well and able to come to Market Place. To help us organise this, we have cobbled together an online form and ask you to order and make payment online. This is the same mechanism we used at Christmas so we know it works well. There’s a link in the bio or in the comments below. THE CUT OFF FOR SATURDAY ORDERS IS 10am THURSDAY. You'll note we've limited the numbers of loaves you can order as we're trying to be fair. To cheer you up we've added a Wild Garlic and Cheese sourdough and earlier than planned....Hot Cross Buns. There is the option to purchase gift vouchers too, if you want to help us in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned to our social media. Things are changing very quickly. Remain safe and be kind. We will come through this. Love to you all P x ...

Wednesday: this morning we’ve diverted most of our wholesale bread to Market Place. There is plenty of fresh bread, pastry and cake. We will continue to bake as long as we can. The cafe remains open until Friday. After that we will be open for bread sales and take away only. We are looking at options to deliver bread, please bear with us here. The Picturedrome is closed last night. Stay safe Paul ...

Unprecedented times. Worrying for all. We will open tomorrow as usual but I’m unsure how long it will be sustainable. My priorities are to my staff & suppliers. Everyone else will have to wait. 10 years ago when I built a bakery from my cellar, who would have guessed where we are today or even tomorrow. I need your support now more than ever. Be safe & kind. Let’s look after each other best Paul x ...

Morning. Sunday Brunch Club is on at 930 at Market Place. Hopefully we’ll see you there? Best Paul ...

Got all your layers here.... #pac #pastry @benjamin_costello @craig_the_baker ...

Our bread, What can we say about it? smells great, it tastes great and dammmmm if it doesnt look great #realbread #macclesfield #fwsfolife ...

Morning. Fabulous response to yesterday’s problems. Thanks to everyone who helped. There’s still a little bread remaining and we’re hoping to sell that today. We’re open for Sunday Brunch Club from 930. See you there! ...

Today’s not quite gone to plan. Half way to @rodehallfarmersmarket and Henri went bang. The cab filled with smoke and we’re not sure of his fate just yet. Apologies to everyone we’ve let down today. The shop is hugely over stocked as a result so we’d appreciate your support today. Thanks Paul ...

Porridge sour. Aka The classic aka old faithful aka our baby aka #pengloafbrav ...