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Manchester Artisan Sourdough bakery 

23 sept 2020

Zymologists will be temporarily closing for a while to make some changes and come back even better!


I have been operating for a while now with “bread-to-takeaway only” offering, and hope that you have enjoyed our loaves, but it was always the intention to be a café – with a much bigger range of food and drinks, both hot and cold, as well as bread. I also want to be able to allow people to sit in to dine, enjoy the space and relax rather than dashing in and out.


To do this I will need some time to makes some changes in the kitchen, hire some additional staff, create a delicious menu and make sure that when we welcome you to sit in, it is safe to do so.

It has been a very difficult time to start up a business, and the latest government announcement doesn’t really offer any respite, but it is also a sign that I cannot wait any longer for the situation to change – Zymologists must move forward – but to do so may take a while and I cannot give you a firm date for the relaunch as yet.


I want to thank all of my customers who have given me such great support and encouragement over the last few months – please don’t worry this is not goodbye, just a “Ta Ta for Now”.


Hope to see you soon!

20 August 2020

store policies

We have added a store policies section to the website, which includes details of our coronavirus precautions and our Privacy policy. this can be found in the footer.  

12 August 2020

updated opening hours

zymologists will no longer be open on sundays. 

we are open wednesday to friday from 9am until 5pm, and saturday 9am until 3pm, or sold out. remember you can order or reserve a loaf to ensure that your choice is available./

19 july 2020

Zymologists now offers pizza dough.

Now you can make great sourdough pizza, exactly how you like it, at home.

its . The dough is cold fermented for at least 24 hrs and available as individual balls for you to shape, top and bake at home. Each dough ball is 3.50 and can be frozen for use whenever you need it.

Whether you like them thin and crispy or deep-pan, red or white, meaty or veggie, sweet or savoury. it’s entirely up to you.

Ask for cooking tips and recipe ideas, and unleash you own creativity.

Order your dough, or any of our breads, to ensure they available when you want them, via phone, email or social media message via @zymologistsmcr.


8 june 2020

please ensure you follow social media accounts (@zymologistsmcr) for all the latest updates on:

  • what is on the menu for the day

  • temporary opening hours changes, including when we are sold out.

  • information on sourdough such dietary concerns.

  • to place orders or make requests 

31 may 2020

We have recently updated our opening hours - please be aware we are now open wednesday to friday from 9am until 5pm, and saturday and sunday 9am until 3pm, or sold out.

27 may 2020

we are now open.

our menu is posted on our social media (@zymologistsmcr) daily so check out what is on offer and come on down from 9am Weds-to Sun.

11 may 2020

we have finished redecorating at zymologists, check out the blog for more pictures.

we are now busy test baking, follow us on social media or subscribe to the mailing list to be told about our forthcoming free sample days.

23 Mar 2020

The oven has been delivered and we are hoping to get baking soon, however the current covid-19 outbreak is making it difficult to determine an opening date. 

please follow us here or on social media for updates.

thank you for your patience and stay safe.


20 Jan 2020

I am very pleased to announce that today I signed a lease for a property to become the home of ZYMOLOGISTS SOURDOUGH BAKERY.!

The site was previously operated as 'Bake My Day', A cake bakery and cafe at 191 Washway Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 4AH, close to the Brooklands Tram stop and Sale town centre.

Please watch this space for details of the transformation, opening dates and other events that I have planned.

freshly baked bread
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