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|
Average Number of Slices From a Large (800g) Loaf
|Bread Slice Thickness (large loaf)||Average Slices Per Loaf|
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 Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Loaf|
|ASDA Soft White Medium Bread||800g||20|
|ASDA Soft wholemeal Medium Bread||800g||20|
Hovis Bread Slices Per Loaf
|Hovis Bread Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Loaf|
|Hovis Soft White Medium Sliced||800g||20|
|Hovis Soft White Thick Sliced||800g||16|
|Hovis Seed Sensations||800g||17|
|Hovis Granary Thick Sliced||800g||18|
|Hovis Soft Wholemeal Medium Sliced||800g||20|
|Hovis Soft Wholemeal Thick Sliced||800g||17|
|Hovis Granary Wholemeal||800g||17|
|Hovis Best of Both Medium Sliced||750g||20|
|Hovis Best of Both Thick Sliced||750g||16|
|Hovis Wholemeal Medium Sliced||400g||14|
|Hovis Granary Thick Sliced||400g||12|
|Hovis White (half loaf)||450g||8|
|Hovis Seeded (half loaf)||450g||8|
|Hovis Nimble Wholemeal||400g||18|
Kingsmill Bread Slices Per Loaf
|Kingsmill Bread Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Loaf|
|Kingsmill Soft White Medium Bread||800g||20|
|Kingsmill Tasty Wholemeal Medium Bread||800g||20|
|Kingsmill 50/50 Medium Bread||800g||20|
|Kingsmill 50/50 Thick Bread||800g||18|
|Kingsmill 50/50 No Crusts||400g||18|
|Kingsmill 50/50 Vitamin Boost||400g||20|
Morrisons Bread Slices Per Loaf
|Morrisons Bread Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Weight|
|Morrisons Medium White Bread||800g||22|
|Morrisons Medium Wholemeal Bread||800g||22|
M&S Bread Slices Per Loaf
|M&S Bread Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Weight|
|M&S Supersoft Soft Thick Sliced White Bread||800g||16|
|M&S Supersoft Soft Medium Sliced White Bread||800g||20|
|M&S Supersoft Soft Medium Sliced Wholemeal Bread||800g||20|
Roberts Bakery Bread Slices Per Loaf
|Roberts Bakery Bread Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Weight|
|Roberts Bakery Medium Sliced White Bread||800g||20|
|Roberts Bakery Thick Soft White||800g||18|
|Roberts Bakery Heroic Wholemeal Bloomer||600g||16|
|Roberts Bakery Seeded Farmhouse Thick Sliced||800g||20|
Sainsbury’s Bread Slices Per Loaf
|Sainsbury’s Bread Type||Average Weight Per Slice||Calories Per Slice|
|Sainsbury’s Medium Soft White Bread||800g||20|
|Sainsbury’s Medium Wholemeal Bread||800g||20|
Tesco Bread Slices Per Loaf
|Tesco Bread Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Weight|
|Tesco White Bread Medium Sliced||800||20|
|Tesco White Wholemeal Medium Sliced||800||20|
|Tesco White Toastie||800||16|
|Tesco Finest White Loaf With Sourdough||800||16|
|Tesco Tiger Loaf||800||16|
Warburtons Bakery Bread Slices Per Loaf
|Warburtons Bread Type||Loaf Weight||Slices Per Loaf|
|Warburtons Medium Sliced White Bread||800g||20|
|Warburtons Toastie Sliced White Bread||800g||17|
|Warburtons Super Toastie Sliced White Bread||800g||14|
|Warburtons Toastie Sliced White Bread||400g||14|
|Warburtons Farmhouse White Bread||800g||19|
|Warburtons Farmhouse White Bread||400g||15|
|Warburtons Medium Sliced Wholemeal Bread||800g||18|
|Warburtons Medium Sliced Wholemeal Bread||400g||17|
|Warburtons Seeded Batch Bread||800g||18|
|Warburtons Seeded Batch Bread||400g||15|
|Warburtons Tiger Bread Bloomer||600g||16|
|Warburtons Half And Half |
Medium Sliced Bread
|Warburtons Old English White Bread||400g||10|
|Warburtons Malted Grains and Seeds||400g||10|
|Warburtons Multi-Grain and Seeds||400g||13|
|Warburtons Danish Sliced White Bread||400g||16|
|Warburtons Milk Roll||400g||22|
|Warburtons White Loaf Gluten-Free||300g||11|
|Warburtons Multiseed Loaf Gluten-Free||300g||11|
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
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.
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.
I hope this post helped you to find the information you were looking for; you might also like the following related articles:
How Much Does a Slice of Bread Weigh? (Various Types & Conversions)