A little bit about us.
Who we are
We started out over 22 years ago as a husband and wife baking dream team with a vault full of family recipes. Since then we’ve been working hard, perfecting and refining those recipes to get them just the way you like them.
Beginning with one shop in our local area of Newtownabbey, we’ve now grown to have seven shops, adding to our team our three sons and some very talented bakers and decorators along the way.
Why Ashers? Well, contrary to popular opinion we are not called Mr & Mrs Asher. Our name comes from the Bible. Asher was a tribe of Israel who had many skilled bakers and created bread fit for a king.
What we do
We help you cheer people up, say sorry or maybe even I love you, we make comfort food for rainy days and luxury items for that very special occasion. But day to day, we just do what we love doing. We bake.
When the birds are waking up, you’ll find our Bakehouse on the Doagh Road bustling with life; a hive of activity, as our bakers go about their day.
We believe there are some things that machinery can’t replicate - a perfectly kneaded and handed up loaf is one of them. That’s why we have a team of 20 highly skilled bakers and decorators who produce a wide variety of baked goods every morning while you’re still asleep. Then we pack these goodies into our trusty fleet of vans and sail them around the countryside at the crack of dawn to ensure our products are fresh on the shelves of our shops.
And what do we do when we’re not baking? Well, we love to travel and see what’s happening on the bakery scene in other countries. Then we bring back some great ideas from our adventures and mix them up in the bakery, so there’s always something new for you to try.
Why we do it
It just so happens we love to bake. On any given morning, you’ll find our home kitchen filled with the aroma of freshly baked scones or cinnamon swirls as we try out new recipes or experiment with new flavour combinations.
So why not pop in for a visit, we’d love to see you.