THE world’s oldest pastry maker has opened in Worthing.

Worthing’s new Warrens Bakery in Montague Street is set to be a massive hit.

It was officially opened by the deputy mayor and her consort, councillor Hazel Thorpe and Robin Rogers yesterday.

The new bakery is creating eight jobs.

It will have an eat-in café area plus takeaway options and it will stock pasties, breads, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and cakes.

A spokesman said: “We’ve been hand crafting the best Cornish pasties for more than 150 years.

“We still hand-crimp our pasties and every crimper has their own style that sets them apart and can be recognised instantly.

“Our care, commitment and love of our work is the core reason why we continue to win awards, please our customers and grow our business.

“Both in our bakery and across more than 70 stores, our staff remain loyal, committed, creative and dedicated to exceptional service.

“Voted the UK’s top craft bakery 2018 and the world’s oldest pasty maker, we are devoted to baking.

“Nothing makes us happier than using fresh ingredients with our artisan, hand crafted bread to make delicious sandwiches, you can now find your freshly made sandwich, choice of pasty or delicious sweet treat from our Worthing store.”

It will be open from 7.30am until 6pm six days a week, Monday until Saturday.

It will be open on Sundays from 9am until 4pm.

The company was launched in St Just, near Land’s End, 150 years ago.

Two families united bringing together the freshest local ingredients and traditional craft bakery skills.

Making hand-crimped pasties, freshly baked bread and prized scones and biscuits, Warrens Bakery soon became firm favourites of the miners, farmers and the local community.

The recipes and hand-craft skills have been passed down generation after generation.

Warrens has opened a number of new shops in the past year.

Last April it opened up in Bognor Regis.