How Many Slices of Bread Are in a Loaf? (UK Brands)

Bread is one of the UK’s most bought food products, but how many slices you get per loaf is not something we generally think about.

It is helpful to know how many slices of bread there are in a loaf when you’re calorie counting if you need to calculate the weight per slice, or to work out how many slices you need to feed a crowd.

In this article, I’ve researched and put together a comprehensive list (in charts) of the UK’s most popular bread brand slice numbers per loaf, along with average slice numbers and how many slices you get from a homemade loaf.

Generally, a large 800g shop-bought medium sliced loaf has 20 slices per loaf, and a thick sliced loaf will contain 16-18 slices per loaf.

This figure does vary, especially for specialty loaves, so read on to get the exact information you need for your bread type and size.

How Many Slices are in an Average Loaf of Bread?

If you need to know the average number of slices for a generic loaf of bread, the charts below will help you work out what you need (depending on the loaf size and slice thickness).

Bread is typically sold in two main loaf sizes, although they can vary depending on the brand or bread type, so I’ve split the sizes into the two most-common weights found in shops and supermarkets to keep things simple.

If you need to know slice numbers for a specific brand, skip to the next section.

Average Number of Slices From a Small (400g) Loaf

Bread Slice Thickness (small loaf)Average Slices Per Loaf
Thin Sliced18
Medium Sliced14
Thick Sliced10

Average Number of Slices From a Large (800g) Loaf

Bread Slice Thickness (large loaf)Average Slices Per Loaf
Thin Sliced22-24
Medium Sliced20
Thick Sliced16-18

How Many Slices of Bread are in a Homemade Loaf?

When you slice up homemade bread, unless you have the knack of cutting perfect slices, they will generally be thicker than shop-bought sliced loaves, which are cut by machine.

As a general rule, when sliced by hand, a large (2lb) loaf will cut into around 14-16 thick slices per loaf, and a small (1lb) loaf will slice into about ten slices per loaf.

Slices Per Loaf of Bread – By Brand

The tables below show how many slices of bread are in a loaf for various UK bread brands (in alphabetical order) to help you quickly find the information you’re looking for.

ASDA Bread Slices Per Loaf

ASDA Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Loaf
ASDA Soft White Medium Bread800g20
ASDA Soft wholemeal Medium Bread800g20

Hovis Bread Slices Per Loaf

Hovis Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Loaf
Hovis Soft White Medium Sliced800g20
Hovis Soft White Thick Sliced800g16
Hovis Seed Sensations800g17
Hovis Granary Thick Sliced800g18
Hovis Soft Wholemeal Medium Sliced800g20
Hovis Soft Wholemeal Thick Sliced800g17
Hovis Granary Wholemeal800g17
Hovis Best of Both Medium Sliced750g20
Hovis Best of Both Thick Sliced750g16
Hovis Wholemeal Medium Sliced400g14
Hovis Granary Thick Sliced400g12
Hovis White (half loaf)450g8
Hovis Seeded (half loaf)450g8
Hovis Nimble Wholemeal400g18

Kingsmill Bread Slices Per Loaf

Kingsmill Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Loaf
Kingsmill Soft White Medium Bread800g20
Kingsmill Tasty Wholemeal Medium Bread800g20
Kingsmill 50/50 Medium Bread800g20
Kingsmill 50/50 Thick Bread800g18
Kingsmill 50/50 No Crusts400g18
Kingsmill 50/50400g14
Kingsmill 50/50 Vitamin Boost400g20

Morrisons Bread Slices Per Loaf

Morrisons Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Weight
Morrisons Medium White Bread800g22
Morrisons Medium Wholemeal Bread800g22

M&S Bread Slices Per Loaf

M&S Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Weight
M&S Supersoft Soft Thick Sliced White Bread800g16
M&S Supersoft Soft Medium Sliced White Bread800g20
M&S Supersoft Soft Medium Sliced Wholemeal Bread800g20

Roberts Bakery Bread Slices Per Loaf

Roberts Bakery Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Weight
Roberts Bakery Medium Sliced White Bread800g20
Roberts Bakery Thick Soft White800g18
Roberts Bakery Heroic Wholemeal Bloomer600g16
Roberts Bakery Seeded Farmhouse Thick Sliced800g20

Sainsbury’s Bread Slices Per Loaf

Sainsbury’s Bread TypeAverage Weight Per SliceCalories Per Slice
Sainsbury’s Medium Soft White Bread800g20
Sainsbury’s Medium Wholemeal Bread800g20

Tesco Bread Slices Per Loaf

Tesco Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Weight
Tesco White Bread Medium Sliced80020
Tesco White Wholemeal Medium Sliced80020
Tesco White Toastie80016
Tesco Finest White Loaf With Sourdough80016
Tesco Tiger Loaf80016

Warburtons Bakery Bread Slices Per Loaf

Warburtons Bread TypeLoaf WeightSlices Per Loaf
Warburtons Medium Sliced White Bread800g20
Warburtons Toastie Sliced White Bread800g17
Warburtons Super Toastie Sliced White Bread800g14
Warburtons Toastie Sliced White Bread400g14
Warburtons Farmhouse White Bread800g19
Warburtons Farmhouse White Bread400g15
Warburtons Medium Sliced Wholemeal Bread800g18
Warburtons Medium Sliced Wholemeal Bread400g17
Warburtons Seeded Batch Bread800g18
Warburtons Seeded Batch Bread 400g15
Warburtons Tiger Bread Bloomer600g16
Warburtons Half And Half
Medium Sliced Bread
800g20
Warburtons Old English White Bread400g10
Warburtons Malted Grains and Seeds400g10
Warburtons Multi-Grain and Seeds400g13
Warburtons Danish Sliced White Bread400g16
Warburtons Milk Roll400g22
Warburtons White Loaf Gluten-Free300g11
Warburtons Multiseed Loaf Gluten-Free300g11

How Many Servings Are in a Loaf of Bread?

I’ve researched numerous recommended bread servings from brand bread nutrition labels to get an answer on how much bread is classed as a serving.

The serving size for most shop-bought bread is two slices because it’s generally used as sandwich bread. The exception to this rule is thick-sliced higher-calorie bread such as a thick seeded bloomer, in which case, the recommended serving is one slice.

The larger the loaf and the thicker the slice is, the more calories it will contain; for more information on how many calories are in a slice of bread, take a look at the article below:

How Many Calories Are in a Slice of Bread? (UK)

More Bread Slice Calorie FAQs

How Many Slices Are in Hovis Bread?

The average number of slices in a large Hovis medium-sliced white or wholemeal 800g loaf is 20 slices per loaf. Thick cut loaves contain around 16-17 slices, and specialty loaves vary.

How Many Slices of Bread Are in a Kingsmill Loaf?

The average number of slices in a large Kingsmill medium-sliced white or wholemeal 800g loaf is 20 slices per loaf. Thick cut loaves contain around 18 slices, and specialty loaves vary.

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