History

It all began...

1980

In the tiny kitchen of his Devon cottage John Peck starts to make Flapjacks and Vegetarian Pasties – dishes he enjoyed himself, thinking others might like them just as much. Selling initially to the Coffee Bar at Exeter University, then to a handful of local shops.

1982

John Peck goes into partnership with Mr Strong. They create a small kitchen in a Victorian former brewery in Exeter. Their small range of cakes and slices starts to grow.

1984

Mr Strong’s natural wanderlust draws him off to a new life restoring antique furniture. The Peck and Strong name travels across more and more of the South West and beyond.

1994

Peck and Strong moves to a larger site in Crediton.

1999

They double the size of their kitchen.

2007

Peck and Strong purchases a substantial derelict site in Crediton and from a shell build their bespoke bakery four times the previous size. From being a ‘well kept secret’, they start to present their products more widely and develop partnerships with selected distributors nationally.

2016

Some things haven’t changed. Cooking by hand, just as he did in 1980, John Peck still makes those dishes he enjoys himself — and now we know others really do like them as much as he does!

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