Keep up to date with the latest news and adventures of Carrs Pasties – from new shops to coverage of the brilliant events we attend.
We hope you all had an amazing Christmas, eating lots of food (many of you eating plenty of pasties), drinking and spending time with family and friends. As 2018 approaches we wanted to look back at what a brilliant year 2017 has been, it gone so fast and so much as happened here at Carrs Pasties. Including a new shop, new sponsorships and new pasties!
Welcoming the Cheese and Jalapeno pasty
Let’s start off by talking about our new pasty…after the success of the Bolton Food and Drink Festival we decided to make the cheese and jalapeño pasty a permanent fixture to our product range and it’s gone down a treat! They sold out every day at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival and we were inundated with requests to sell them in our shops permanently – so that’s what we did. We now sell fresh and frozen cheese and jalapeño pasties in our shops and they are delicious…if we do say so ourselves.
We’re excited to be entering 2018 with new partnerships. As you all know, Bolton is at the heart of everything we do and we’re proud to be involved with other companies that are based in Bolton.
- Bolton Wanderers
After lots of requests we’ve finally got pasties at the Macron Stadium on match days, we’re also now proud sponsors of the BWFC Family Stand which suits us perfectly because we’re all about family!
- Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
In October 2017 we sponsored a brand-new comedy club that launched at the Bolton Albert Halls. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club has hosted comedians such as Archie Kelly (Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere) and Daliso Chaponda (Britain’s Got Talent) so you can guarantee the line-up is always going to be a good one. For more information on the comedy night or to buy tickets please visit the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club website.
- Octagon Theatre, Bolton
We are so excited to be working with the Octagon in 2018. It’s a brilliant Bolton company which hosts fantastic productions that people from all over the North West come to watch. Similarly, to us, the Octagon has been in business for over 50 years and is at the very heart of Bolton so it’s something we are very proud to be a part of.
Bolton Food and Drink Festival
This was our second year at the festival and it did not disappoint. Not only did we have two stalls – one on Victoria Square and one on Le Mans Crescent, but we also got involved in some of the special events throughout the weekend. Including, beer and pasty tasting with celebrity chef Simon Rimmer which went down an absolute treat. We provided mini chocolate pasties for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and then, of course, we produced three very special festival pasties for the weekend. Our lamb vindaloo pasties, veg pasties and cheese and jalapeño pasties sold out every day of the festival, we had some great feedback on the products and the cheese and jalapeño pasties were loved so much that we decided to make them permanent.
Bolton Beer Festival
Like the Bolton Food and Drink Festival this was our second year at the Bolton Beer Festival and what a brilliant few days it was. We had our fantastic tents up and sold pasties, peas and pasty barms to hundreds of people who needed some delicious, freshly baked food to soak up the alcohol. It’s always enjoyable seeing people try pasty barms for the first time.
We are so pleased to be able to support Bolton Hospice and Bolton Lads and Girls Club, they are both charities that we truly believe in and they make such a difference in Bolton. This year we celebrated Bolton Lads and Girls Club Yellow and Blue Day in the Market Place Shopping Centre, supplied pasties at the famous Bolton Hospice Bubble Rush and wore our best Christmas Jumpers for Jolly Jumper Day and we can’t wait to get involved in more events next year.
The New Manchester Road Shop
After nearly 30 years it’s was time for us to finally get a new bakery shop. No more queuing in the rain, no more squeezing in and out with your pasties, and no more dated décor. 2017 saw our brand-new bakery shop on Manchester Road move into the car wash next door to the bakery and what a difference it has made. We celebrated the opening of the new shop with free pasties for the first 200 customers and a brilliant band played outside.
So, what does 2018 hold for us?
2018 is set to be our biggest and best year yet as we’ll be celebrating our 80th Anniversary throughout the year. There’s going to be events, competitions, and lots of surprises along the way which we’ll keep you updated on. We can’t wait for another fun-filled year!
As always, thanks again for all your support, we hope 2018 is the best yet!