Whether you naturally reach for a pain au chocolate or a fresh loaf of bread at a bakery, you might wonder where the best ones in Lancashire are located.

The county has plenty of bakeries with lots of options for when you fancy indulging and to help you choose where to go for your next bakery trip, we asked Lancashire Telegraph readers for their favourite spots.

Lots of bakeries were recommended by our readers with some receiving several votes – let’s take a look.

5 of the best bakeries in Lancashire according to locals

Short But Sweet

Location: 25 Granville Road, Chorley, PR6 0HZ

A bakery called Short But Sweet, located in Chorley, was voted as the best bakery in Lancashire by our readers.

It received more than 15 votes and locals were enthusiastic about the bakery’s menu variety with some thankful for the gluten free and vegan offerings.

One visitor said: “Short But Sweet... Rachael's amazing bakes catering for gluten free and vegan diets (as well as 'normal' diets). Weddings and special events catered for too”.

Another said: “Short But Sweet is my favourite. Amazing cakes and a very lovely owner”.

A customer commented on the prices of items at the bakery, saying: “Short But Sweet not only does Rachael produce delicious cakes that look fantastic, she caters for all dietary requirements, at very agreeable prices.”

Short But Sweet proved to be popular among our readers alongside some other bakeries that were also voted for by several of them.

Becky's Bakery

Location: Whalley New Road, Blackburn, BB1 9BE

@beckysbakeryltd Beckys bakery in the Wilpshire area of blackburn for all the delicious cakes and pies. We’re a 5* in food hygene and have the best team around 🩵💙 #fyp #bakery #cakes #pies #beckysbakery #xyzcba #viral #foryoupage ♬ Sound - syamozi

Other popular bakeries mentioned by locals include Becky’s Bakery in Blackburn.

Among the locals who voted for Becky’s Bakery was one who said: “Becky's bakery is the best”.

Another described the bakery as “fabulous”.

The Crown and Thistle Bakery

Location: 441 Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AB

Another popular bakery in Lancashire is The Crown and Thistle Bakery.

It's located in Darwen and offers everything from breakfasts to homemade cakes, its Facebook page explains.

One visitor left a review on its page, writing: “had a lovely breakfast this morning, service was excellent and went home with some fresh cake for later on , I'll definitely be going back”.

Leavers Bakery

Location: 358 Bolton Road, Blackburn, BB2 4JQ

Leavers Bakery was also recommended by several visitors.

On its Facebook page, Leavers Bakery says it serves “Fresh produce made daily on the premises”.

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Martin's Bakery Oswaldtwistle

Location: 325 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington BB5 3HS

Locals recommended Martin's Bakery in Oswaldtwistle with one saying: “Martins Bakery Oswaldtwistle - the best home made produce - in same family for 3 generations”.

Another commented: “Martin's Bakery Ossy”, alongside five gold star emojis.