Warburtons Bagels – A w-holey lot of fun

A little bit of Bolton, home of Warburtons Bakers has popped up in London to celebrate their rolls with a hole.  Hidden in an unsuspecting building just off the strand.  I Shona was lucky enough to be invited as a member of the Love Pup Ups London group to attend this special event. 

The event was to promote about Warburtons Bagels and was produced by the amazing team behind Gingerline Flavourology, who create the best multi-sensory dining experiences.

Warburtons Bagel Bonanza Pop Up

Did you know that Warburtons are the UK’s largest baker?  Found in 1876 by Thomas and Ellen Warburton in Bolton.  They produce 2 million, yes, your read that right, loaves, wraps, crumpets, pancake and rolls a day.  Not wanting to rest on their laurels they have developed a soft and chewy bagel to take on New York’s finest. 

Knock, know.  Who’s there?

The secrete location to Warburtons Bagel pop up was revealed on the day by text and when we arrived Billy the baker only lets people in once we share the secret password. 

We were then handed a gorgeous welcome drink of pink grapefruit and ginger Bucks fizz with sage.  From here we leave to immersive ourselves into the wonderful world of Warbutons.

Time to play

Our first stop is breakfast TV where we sit in a living room and using a giant remote switch on the TV to reveal lively kitchen setting and dance routine before enjoying the first of our bagel dishes. 

We were served Eggy Bread, a pan fried cinnamon and raisin bagel with vanilla custard, poached plums, stem ginger, granola and cinnamon cream.  After eating this very sweet treat we move to factory and the lunch room. 

As its Friday we all vote for the bagel maker of the week, the hour going to Esther.  Here we sample my favourite of all the dishes a fish finger sandwich, washed down with an earl grey and thyme tea.

After a quick game of bagel tossing, we’re on the move again to enjoy some playtime.

This was my favourite space, a big kids play room, complete with ball bits, arts and crafts and lots of giant inflatable bagels.  After jumping in the ball bit and some colouring in, we feast on lemon meringue iced gems. 

Definitely one for those with a sweet tooth, I’m more of a savoury girl.  Next stop is the pub, the perfect way to end the night.

In the bar our lovely land lady pours us half’s of Pale Ale made by Toast Ale using surplus bread from Warbutons.  A brilliant idea and great way to reduce food waste. Before last orders are called, we tuck into a chicken Balti with toasted mustard seed bagel chips.

There is just time for a quick game of darts and we are on our way with a gorgeous tote bag filled with bagels and recipe ideas.

Bread all about it

Overall it was a brilliant night and a great way to meet the Warbutons family and experience the delights of Flavourology. I especially loved Warburtons fish finger bagel, it was a real guilty pleasure of mine and this one was delicious.

Bagels rolled in and out of London!

Bookings Sold Out

The Warbutons pop up is in London is on until Friday 7 June 2019.

I really hope they come back again so more people get a chance to try it out.


If you love immersive events then you can always book on one of Gingerlines many niche dining adventure via https://www.gingerline.co.uk. At present you can be taken up, up and away on an adventure with them through their Grand Expedition pop up or book a surreal journey with them through their Chamber of Flavours.

If you are looking for a bespoke private event then Flavourology are the experts in creating immersive different dining events be it for a celebration or corporate event. Discover more via going to https://www.flavourology.co.uk.

Thank you to Warbutons for the invite and Gingerline for another amazing immersive experience.  All views are my own honest opinion.

Written by Shona

1 Comment

  1. Classy_23 says:

    This looks so random and yet so much fun 🙂 I genuinely hope they make this a permanent attraction as I think tourists would love it!

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