Pat the Baker - So fresh it's famous!

In 1953, Pat Higgins from Mayo arrived in Granard, Co. Longford and first set up a bakery in the back of his home serving the local community. Over the years, the business grew and Pat the Baker became known across the county and in 1977 the bakery moved to new, larger premises in its hometown.  Since then, Pat The Baker has grown to become one of the country’s top bread companies, producing the famous Pat’s Pan you see in your local supermarket today.


Through the years of expansion and growth, Pat the Baker has created more and more jobs around the country. Starting with 40 employees in 1980, today the bakery provides employment for over 400 people, through direct employment and self-employed bread distribution agents. From the early beginnings of the bakery and distribution centre in Granard, the business grew with further distribution centres being opened countrywide throughout the decades. There are now distribution centres in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Castleisland, Galway and Armagh. Pat The Baker is one of the main suppliers of bread to all of the major supermarkets in Ireland and has a major commitment to excellence and quality to all of their customers.

Pat’s bread reflects the bakery’s philosophy – always use the very best ingredients, processes and management techniques to provide the highest quality bread product.

Pat’s is a multi-award winning bakery. For sixteen years Pat The Baker was voted Ireland’s Best Bread by the Master Bakers Of Ireland and was awarded the Irish Association of Master Bakers highest accolade, the Perpetual Challenge Cup for overall success in the association’s bi-annual bakery competition.



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