A new bakery has opened in Sutton High Street, seeing more than 1,000 customers through its doors in its first few days of trading.

Warrens Bakery was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Sutton, Councillor Steve Cook and Mrs Pauline Cook on October 18, creating eight new jobs.

The chain says it is the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world and a proud guardian of the Cornish pasty, adding that its medium steak pasty has been its most popular bake in Sutton so far.

In just the store’s first four days nearly 500 of the Cornish specialities were sold. The new Sutton bakery not only boasts their famous range of pasties which are perfect for those on-the-go, but also breakfast items, breads, freshly made sandwiches and hot and cold drinks.

It also features a dedicated seating area for shoppers, providing somewhere to take a break, sit down and relax – but also offers a takeaway service too.

Commenting on officially opening the bakery, Mayor Steve Cook said: "I was delighted to attend the opening of the new Warrens Bakery in Sutton. I wish the management and staff all the very best for the future.”

Warrens Bakery has over 70 stores throughout England and Wales with the Sutton store the seventh to open in London and Surrey, other stores include Harrow, Wembley, Ealing, Northcote Road, Kingston upon Thames and most recently Redhill.

Franchisees Faisal and Nazma Jamal commented: “We are very excited to bring Warrens Bakery to Sutton.

“The local community has given us a very warm welcome and we’re delighted to be offering traditional, home baked products which are crafted using traditional recipes and techniques which have been passed down from generation to generation.

“Our new store showcases a vast assortment of artisan breads, fresh sandwiches, sweet treats and Cornwall’s finest traditional saffron cakes and other regional specialty products.”

The bakery can be found at 89 High Street and according to its website, is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, on Saturdays from 8am to 6pm, and Sundays from 9am to 5.30pm