A brand-new bakery and market opens its doors in the town today.

Rise Market and Bakery is based on East Road roundabout next to the Esso garage and aims to stock everything from craft beers to local cheeses and everything in between.

The new shop is brought to the community by the team behind the Bull Hotel, The Stable, Swim in Lyme Regis and Rise and alongside a wide range of groceries, it will also sell its own products from its bakery in Symondsbury, previously only available at its restaurants and stall at Bridport market. Customers can now get their hands on its sourdough and pastries, such as chocolate cruffins and pastéis de Nata every day. Rise Market and Bakery is also planning to sell a grab-and-go range.

Co-founders Andy Briggs, Nikki Cooper, Kyle Clarke and Richard Cooper have again worked with local firms with this venture, including Fat Leaf and Chris Stubbs and Son.

Co-founder Andy Briggs said: “We’ve had our eye on the building for a long time and when the opportunity presented itself to lease the building we jumped at the chance.

“We have the most amazing bakery supplying our restaurants - Swim in Lyme Regis and Rise in West Bay - and we can’t wait to bring all this great produce to a wider audience.”

The team say they have scoured the south west for the best producers, growers and makers to stock in the new bakery.

Nikki Cooper said: “From the years owning and running the Stable, the Bull Hotel and now Rise and Swim, we’ve got a great black book of local suppliers that we’re excited to bring to the community.”

Richard Cooper summed up how the whole team is feeling. He said: “We are so proud of what we have built in Dorset in the last 15 years. We have built businesses that are embedded in the community and in the local economy.

“We want to thank everyone who has been part of the past 15 years and all the people who have been so brilliant in helping us get this new venture off the ground.”

Rise opens today (Thursday) and will be open every day from 8am to 6pm.

For more information, visit risebakestore.co.uk