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About Danielle Ellis

Severn Bites is a food blog written by Danielle Ellis. My first love is bread baking. I trained professionally in France and run a range of baking courses.

Severn Bites features recipes I have developed; tips for breadbakers; reviews of products, books and restaurants and food vacations.

I’ve been blogging since 2010. Firstly, as Edinburgh Foody in Edinburgh Scotland, creating close to 300 blog posts: growing a following on Twitter to more than 16,000 and producing a successful twice-monthly newsletter. I worked with many well known brands and PR companies across Scotland and the UK. I created Severn Bites in the summer of 2016 upon moving to Gloucestershire.

I create a regular newsletter. I am Breadbakerdani on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. On Facebook, visit my Severn Bites page.

In the media

In 2017 and 2018 I judged for the World Bread awards. and will be judging in 2019. I am also a judge for the Great Taste Awards and Grocer Own Label Awards.

I was named Winner in the World Sloe Gin Championships for 2016 and 2018  and awarded a Bronze award in the World Bread Awards for my Almond Babka

I have appeared on BBC Gloucester Radio demonstrating and making bread and pastry.

Discover my bread journey, judging at the World Bread Awards and making sloe gin on the At the Sauce Podcast

PR, Disclosure and Contact


I am happy to receive restaurant invitations, products, press trips, events or services to review if it fits with the readership and audience of my blog. I will write and mention what has been offered and I will write my opinion on any item received. The blog posts will clearly indicate items sent for me to review and appropriate links will be added. All invites to review restaurants will be clearly indicated on the bottom of each post.

Sponsored Posts

I am happy to feature sponsored posts on the blog. Please contact me for rates for sponsored posts and other writing opportunities.

Sponsored Competitions or Giveaways

If you would like to offer a competition or giveaway to my readers, please using the form below  Any competitions or sponsored giveaways will be marked sponsored and I will declare whether I have previously tried the product.

PR Enquiries

I look forward to working with you in the future. Please contact me using the form below or at danielle AT Do read my SevernBites Media Kit.

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Find out more

Discover my blog posts at Edinburgh Foody.

Read my diary of my adventures when training as a professional bread baker.