You may have noticed Chelsea buns making the headlines in recent weeks, after Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, lamented the demise of his childhood favourite.

Fortunately, Chelsea buns are alive and well in Cambridge here at Fitzbillies. We haven’t stopped baking them since we opened our doors in 1920, and we even use the same original recipe.

Not only did Mr Hands make a trip to Cambridge for our famous Chelsea buns, we were also delighted that so many of our friends and customers pointed him in our direction!

Anyone not in Cambridge can rest assured that our Chelsea buns can be delivered to any address in the UK. We even have a bake-at-home range, so that you can enjoy the freshly baked buns in your own home. (And impress any guests!)


Bringing Chelsea buns into the 21st century

While many of our customers love the nostalgia of our traditional Chelsea bun recipe, we’ve also developed delicious flavours for those who want to mix it up a bit. In our branches, the blueberry cheesecake buns are popular; online, it’s the cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing that are second only to the original. Both take inspiration from bakers across the pond, combined with our 100+ years of baking bun perfection.


Chelsea buns are here to stay

Fitzbillies will continue to bake our famous Chelsea buns every morning, every day, right here in our Cambridge bakery. (We take a break for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.)

So whether Greg Hands is successful in his campaign to revive the buns throughout the land or not, we will be steadfast in keeping this traditional pastry alive.


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April 22, 2024 — Jenny Pace

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