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About us

Family run since 1938

We’re a family run bakery based in Bolton and we’ve been baking perfect pasties since 1938, we’ve grown as a business since we first started but our values stay the same.

It’s simple; all we want to do is provide you with delicious, freshly baked products and exceptional customer service.

Who we are

We’re Carrs Pasties, Bolton’s finest bakery. Passed down through three generations, Bolton is at the heart of everything we do, it’s where we started our business and we’re proud to still be supplying pasties to the people of Bolton today. Some of our staff have been with us for over 30 years, serving, baking, producing and delivering our products and it’s because of them that we are where we are today.

The Carrs Pasties way

When you produce as many fresh pasties as we do, it’s essential that we’re able to work as a team within our bakery and shops but also with our customers. We pride ourselves on our customer service skills and we do everything that we can to work as a happy and efficient family. We work to maintain an excellent relationship with our customers whether they’re regulars in our shops or trade customers.

Do the right thing

If you have a question you can be sure that we’ll always give you an honest answer and opinion because we want you to have the best possible service in addition to the best tasting product. For over 80 years we’ve been doing the right thing and that’s how we want to keep it.

Fill everything with pride

We make sure that every product we sell in our shops, deliver to parties or supply to trade customers meets our high standards – if it’s not perfect, it doesn’t leave our bakery.

Our History

1938

Our shop on Halliwell Road opens. The mill workers used to queue around the block for pasties!

1968

The Queen drove past our Halliwell Road Shop

1975

The second generation takes over the business - Bernard, David, John, Veronica

1975

We opened our factory and shop on Manchester Road

1995

Our shop on Bolton Market opens (it later closed in 2018)

2013

Third generation take over
(Left to right: Joe, Liam and Matt)

2013

Winners of the Family Business of the Year award and We're Backing Bolton/Bury award at the Bolton and Bury Business Awards

2014

We refreshed our branding by changing the logo and adding our Bolton's Finest stamp.

2015

Our steak pasty was introduced to the core range

2016

We attended Bolton Food and Drink Festival for the first time and became a partner

2016

Our shop at Market Place Shopping Centre opened in December

2017

We began our sponsorship with Bolton Wanderers Football Club and opened the Carrs Pasties Family Stand

2017

After the success at the Bolton Food & Drink Festival we made our Cheese & Jalapeno pasty part of our core range

2017

After over 40 years we opened our new shop on Manchester Road and turned the old shop in to our Trade Shop

2018

We proudly won the Food & Drink Award at Insider Magazine's Made in the North West Awards

2019

Our vegan range was added to our shelves

2020

We finally created an online store so you can now place orders for delivery and C&C online

2020

After lots of demand we launched our Nationwide Delivery Service