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Tarka Trail business looks set to expand

PUBLISHED: 13:19 27 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 27 October 2017

Kirk Lace, owner of Bake and Brew, on the Tarka Trail at Yelland. Picture: Emily Dellar

Kirk Lace, owner of Bake and Brew, on the Tarka Trail at Yelland. Picture: Emily Dellar

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Bake and Brew could be expanding from its home on the Tarka Trail at Yelland and will be setting up shop for the winter.

A Bideford businessman who sells bakes and hot drinks from a hand-made trike on the Tarka Trail is already looking to expand.

Kirk Lace, 27, set up Bake and Brew on the Tarka Trail at Yelland in June, and has just been granted a licence to continue trading through the winter.

He said: “Long-term, I am looking at a more permanent outlet and I hope next year I will have a unit to be able to bake in and sell tray bakes from.

“We already do pre-orders of tray bakes and have started catering for parties and weddings as well.”

Bake and Brew on the Tarka Trail near Yelland Quay. Bake and Brew on the Tarka Trail near Yelland Quay.

The inspiration for the trike came from the fact that similar business ventures are popular in Cornwall and Europe, and Kirk saw a gap in the market in North Devon.

He said it has been a very successful year, with the trike even developing some regular customers.

From this week onwards, the hours will be reduced to just the weekends.

Kirk is hoping to expand to a small shop where whole tray bakes will be sold and people can pick up orders or make pre-orders for events such as weddings.

Bake and Brew on the Tarka Trail near Yelland Quay. Bake and Brew on the Tarka Trail near Yelland Quay.

He hopes that in the future he could also offer cooking classes from his unit.

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