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Before Forfars even existed the Cutress family (owners of Forfars since 1936) had been milling and baking Sussex since the 1500s! There is a story which tells of a miller giving shelter to Oliver Cromwell in The Cutress Windmill in an area just to the north of Brighton.
The Cutress’ association with Brighton and the surrounding area as some of the finest millers and bakers continued until the last working mill and bakery was demolished in 1913 - there is a Forfars shop just around the corner from where this windmill was located (Roundhill Road, just off Ditchling Road, Brighton). The Cutress family continued to Bake in Brighton and they bought Forfars in 1937. Then there was a small Bakery with two shops in Hove.
Over the next 40 years the company branched out into Hotels (Courtlands), high class Restaurants (The Eaton & The Pump House), Outside Catering and continued to grow the Bakery side of the business. In 1970 the company split into two - Tony Cutress took over the Bakery, whilst his brother, John, continued with the Hotel, Restaurants and Outside Catering.
During the 1970s and 80s Tony Cutress, along with his sons Tim and Matthew continued the expansion of the business, taking on many new shops, operating instore bakeries in several local Co-Op superstores and growing the wholesale side.
In 1990 Forfars moved to it’s current home, a purpose built Bakery on Home Farm Business Park. Along with this came new challenges - supplying upto 50 Three Cooks shops around the south of England!
There are now 21 Forfars Fresh shops, along with many wholesale customers, including:
Forfars also now operates 7 ‘2U Snack Vans’ around Sussex which are like mobile shops, taking our fresh food and drinks to the industrial estates and business parks where people cannot get to one of our shops.
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|sandwiches & rolls|
|bread & cakes|
|coffee, tea & chilled drinks|
|corporate celebration cakes|