Irwin’s Bakery

Irwin’s Bakery is Northern Ireland’s largest independent plant bakery and is a family owned and run company based in Portadown, Co Armagh.

We have been baking bread for over 100 years so bread making is something we’ve grown up with and are famous for like our Irwin’s Nutty Krust Plain Loaf, Irwin’s Softee and our Muffins and Rolls range.

Irwin’s products are based on traditional Irish recipes and baking methods, including original fermentation and slow-baking processes. Irwin’s Nutty Krust was launched in 1963 and is a firm Northern Ireland favourite. Since then, Nutty Krust has been loved by generations of families to the present day. Nutty Krust was given its name due to the crunchy top and bottom crust – carefully baked to give the customer the best Batch Bread in Northern Ireland. So much so that Nutty Krust was voted by the Northern Ireland public, ‘Northern Ireland’s favourite product’!

Howell’s Handmade, the cake division of Irwin’s is home of Jammy Joeys – another firm family favourite.

What They Do

Bread, Wheaten, Soda and pancakes


Pan bread, batch bread, hotplate goods, soda bread and cakes.


Great Taste Awards: Great Taste Awards 2019 : Irish Rose Fruit Loaf 2 star, Potato Bread 1 star, Rankin Selection Barm Brack 1 star Previous years. Rankin Selection Brown Soda Bread, Rankin Selection Irish Barm Brack with Cranberry & Cinnamon, Irwin’s Belfast Bap. Blas na hEireann – Gold – Irish Barm Brack with Whiskey, Bronze – Irish Batch, White Baps, Barm Brack. Irish Quality Awards – Highly commended – White Baps, Cinnamon & Raisin Soda Bread. Great Taste Awards 2020- 1* for Muffins and Rankin Selection Fruit Loaf

Where To Buy

Across NI, ROI and GB


Irwin’s Bakery
The Food Park
Carn Industrial Estate
BT63 5WE
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Contact Information

Telephone 028 3833 24 21
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