Gail’s, the artisan bakery chain, has opened at 4 High Street, Reigate, where Lloyds Bank used to be.
Hours are are 7am – 7pm, seven days a week, with both eat-in and take-away available.
Full details for the branch, which opened on Thursday 27 May, are on the Gail’s website.
The site had been vacant since August 2019, when Lloyds departed.
The building, with its distinctive frontage, is locally listed and was constructed in the late 1800s.
A spokesperson for Gail’s said: “In terms of the history and design of the building, the bakery has exposed and enhanced some of the original details of the bank including the mouldings in the front area of the bakery.
“GAIL’s have also upcycled the bank office drawers into a plant display and shelving and the flower artwork behind the kitchen is to enhance the garden feel and add focus point in the main space and lead people towards the garden room.”
“GAIL’s is known for baking fresh handmade bread, pastries, sandwiches, savouries and cakes every day, served with carefully sourced house blend speciality coffee. The bakery works with artisanal suppliers, using the best ingredients in seasonal recipes.”
A spring menu can be viewed here. Highlights include a smoked salmon, celeriac remoulade and black barley salad with yuzo mayo, and sweet treats such as chocolate tahini bites.
Gail’s has 69 bakeries in the UK, according to its website.