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RedBeard Historic Bakery

03 5424 1002

RedBeard Historic Bakery is located in picturesque Trentham, between Woodend and Daylesford, just over an hour from Melbourne.

RedBeard won the 'Victorian Tourism Minister's Encouragement Award' and was listed in 'Country Style Magazine's' Top 100 Great Australian travel experiences. RedBeard also won the 'National Baking Industry Association's Baking Seal of Excellence' as well as the 'NBIA Environmental Award'.

RedBeard is famous for its organic, sourdough bread, baked in a huge wood fired,19th century masonry oven. A viewing window lets you watch the artisan bakers at work. Enjoy delicious, contemporary Australian café food with excellent coffee, local wines, beers and ciders. Take home a loaf fresh out of the oven.

RedBeard Historic Bakery is a year-round destination that is open daily, including most public holidays, with a warm interior for winter and shady courtyard for summer. RedBeard is fully licensed, with a menu featuring local organic produce in season.

The menu changes regularly and includes delicious coffee, truly excellent pies and sausage rolls, soups, salads, and a range of cakes and pastries. All food is made on the premises, using the historic oven.

Few bakeries in Australia create handmade, organic, sourdough bread. Even fewer use a 140 year old Scotch oven. RedBeard's simple doughs of organic flours, salt and water are hand-shaped using traditional techniques, and transformed by the alchemy of natural fermentation and wood fired baking into a range of loaves of outstanding colour, texture and flavour.

Extend your experience by taking a fascinating, behind-the-scenes, guided tour of the historic bakery. Tours are free of charge to RedBeard café customers. Large groups must book ahead.

Also please join the Sunday workshops where you can mix, shape and bake your own sourdough. Home baking equipment is available to purchase. Midweek workshops for groups larger then four. Bookings are essential.

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Price & booking

Cancellation and booking policy

Cafe table bookings can be made on weekdays but not weekends or public holidays. Tour bookings are essential and a deposit may be required. The workshop bookings are essential and full payment is required at time of booking. No refunds.

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Local directions:

Located in Trentham, halfway between Woodend and Daylesford in Central Victoria. Only 70 minutes north west of Melbourne. Find RedBeard Historic Bakery down Old Bakery Lane, off High Street, Trentham (opposite town square).

  • Café
  • Catering
  • Child/baby seat and equipment
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Cooking
  • Lessons/tutorials
Opening hours:

Open daily and most public holidays.

  • Friday to Monday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact operator for further details.