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Pobi Bach Bakery

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Pobi Bach is a Gilfach Goch based bakery, run by multi award winning Pastry Chef Lyse Evans, one of the original founders of Urban Markets and Events.

Aside from selling weekly at Urban Markets, Lyse also supplies local businesses with desserts and bakes, and creates the most beautiful wedding and birthday cakes!


Please tell us a bit about your business, how did you get started and what do you sell?

I have always loved baking since as far back as I can remember - as a young girl I loved to stand at the side of my nans, with my apron on, helping them bake. After leaving school I attended Coleg-Y-Cymoedd in Nantgarw, and quickly got into competition work - after two years at college I qualified as a Pastry Chef and went on to win multiple medals & awards.

I was lucky enough to gain work experience with William Curley Chocolatier in London, Master Patissier and UK Pastry Champion Florian Poirot, and the 5-star Grove Hotel in London.

In 2017, I travelled to Barcelona and gained experience at Pasteleria Takashi Ochiai - a Patisserie serving Japanese rice flour dumplings, gingerbread and matcha green tea-flavored cakes.

After returning home, I worked at a few local hotels including the Vale Resort and Celtic Manor - whilst also competing with the Welsh Culinary Team. When I was told I was being let go from my job in January 2020, I decided to follow my dreams and open my own bakery.


Pobi Bach was born and ready to launch in March 2020, just as the pandemic hit. I had bought all of my stock and was due to sign the lease on a property two days after we went in to lockdown. I went ahead and baked all the stock I had and donated it all to local emergency services and front line workers. We realised that, instead of renting, there was a perfectly good double garage at home which could be converted into a new home for my business.

After months of hard work, Pobi Bach Bakery finally opened its doors on the 8th of March 2021 - National Independent Women’s day. One year later Urban Markets and Events was born.


What's special about your products?

Everything is homemade using the finest quality local ingredients, including free range organic eggs from our local farm, and pure honey from our local apiary.

I use all of my own recipes, some of which are my Great Grandmother's & Grandmother's - many are born from from ideas I developed at competitions and went on to win awards with.

Gluten Free and Vegan options are available on request. 

What is your best selling product?

Cheesecakes and cheesecake pots, closely followed by brownies.

Do you have any new products or recent news you’d like to tell us about?

New products are launched every week at Urban Markets, look out for the "newbie" signs on the product list!

Do you have any awards or certifications?

  • I represented Wales with the Junior Culinary Team at The Culinary Olympics Stuttgart February 2020, gaining Silver & Bronze medals.

  • Worldchefs - Association of Chefs Belgium representing Cullinary Association of Wales 2019

  • I represented Wales with the Culinary Senior Team at Luxembourg Culinary World Cup 2018, gaining Silver & Bronze medals.

  • World Skills UK National Patisserie Finalist 2018

  • Cake international Gold Award at Alexandra Palace, London 2017

  • Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze medals at the Welsh International Cullinary Championships, including Best in Category and Best in Show 2016- 2017

  • Coleg Y Cymoedd Catering and Hospitality Learner of the year 2016-17

  • Coleg Y Cymoedd Hospitality & Catering: Patisserie Learner of the year 2016-17

  • VQ Learner of the year 2017

  • City & Guilds Cherry Granger Prize 2017

  • City & Guilds Medal For Excellence 2017


Anything else you’d like to mention?

Pobi Bach is proud to sponsor our local rugby youth team, and donate to multiple charities.  Sustainability is really important to us, all of our packing is eco-friendly and we use local companies for our printing and embroidery.

Pobi Bach has a 5-star hygiene rating.

What do you love about Urban Markets?

It’s got a lovely family feel to it, the locations are amazing and everyone is so friendly and helpful.


What’s your favourite Urban venue?

The Royal Mint, closely followed by all the other venues.

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