You’ll find this Aladdin’s cave of patisserie tucked away in a small shopping arcade in Rugby. Revelicious is the sweet sibling of the artisan Revel Bakery, located just outside Rugby. The Revel Bakery has battled its way to success not once but twice, having been rebuilt following a blaze.
Not to be defeated, the pair behind the bakery – Maurice Hartnett and Lac Hincu – rebuilt it, and it now occupies a former woodworking workshop in the hamlet of Little Walton near Pailton. They relaunched it in October 2016.
And now the baking king and queen are back on top. They create award-winning loaves – many named after local places like The Fosse and The Monks Kirby – and Revelicious is where you can buy them.
As well loaves – some helpfully made into sandwiches – and savoury snacks, Revelicious offers sweet treats. Self-taught patissier Lac makes them and they are guaranteed to occupy anyone with a sweet tooth. You’ll find cinnamon swirls, croissants, Lac’s own Portuguese custard tarts and macarons, plus some of the most impressive cakes in town.
Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you have to get in quick to catch the best of the treats. Or you can buy Revel’s bread at plenty of local places in and around Rugby, including Coombe Abbey.
Revelicious is open Thursday and Friday 9am-3.30pm and Saturday 9am-4.30pm.
By Ellen Manning, Warwickshire editor