We’ve posted our Easter opening times below for you. If you would like to place an order please call us on 01204 387 117 – you can also pick up packs of frozen products from any of our shops. You can find out more about our product range here and if you have any questions about our products just give us a call, we’re more than happy to help.
Want to place an order but not sure what information you need to provide? Don’t worry, it’s simple. We’ve listed the information we need to know below:
- Date of order
- Whether it’s a delivery or a collection
- The full delivery address or which Carrs Pasties shop you would like to collect from
- The time you would like your delivery or collection
- Type of function (e.g. birthday, charity event, funeral, christening)
- Your name
- Contact number
We hope you all have a brilliant Easter weekend!
We’ve been making pasties since 1938 which means we’ve seen pasties eaten with a variety of food, the choices of what to eat your pasty with are endless So, if you ever feel like changing up your pasty eating regime, here are five ways you can eat a Carrs Pasty.
On its own
Just a pasty, on its own, with no fuss. Perfect if you’re on the go and looking for a quick snack, or if you’re at home and you fancy something to eat with a brew. Our pasties are made so that they can be enjoyed on their own or when paired with other foods. So, if that’s how you like them, don’t worry, we like them like that too.
- With sauce
There is a lot of debate about which sauce is the right sauce to have with a pasty – it has even been known to divide friendships (not something we advise). Many people love it with ketchup (that’s red sauce for some of you), others prefer it with brown sauce (HP or Daddies is a separate debate entirely). Of course, then there are the people that enjoy their pasties with salad cream or mayo. Other suggestions you could try are HP Fruity Sauce, Hot Sauce or mint sauce.
- A pasty barm
A pasty barm (bap, cob, barm cake) is a true Bolton delicacy. It’s something that confuses people who aren’t from Bolton – until they try it and realise that although it is double carbs and probably a little bit of a weird combo – it’s delicious. Now, there are many combinations for pasty barms – do you go for our original meat and potato pasty? Do you spice it up a little with our cheese and jalapeño pasty or do you keep it simple with a cheese or steak pasty? Then of course, there’s the condiments – salad cream, ketchup, mayo, butter? The choice is yours.
- Peas and gravy
If you want a proper hearty meal, then there’s only one thing for it. Pasty, peas, and gravy. It’s got to be mushy peas, of course and you can even add a little bit of red cabbage if you want something extra. It’s always a winning tea with the family – and the peas and red cabbage count as two of your five-a-day!
- With another pasty
Now this isn’t for everyone, but for some people one pasty just isn’t enough, so they have two. And sometimes, that’s okay.
Other combos you could try if you’re feeling adventurous are:
- Baked beans
What do you eat your pasties with? Let us know in the comments below.
On Friday 22 September 2017 we opened our brand new bakery shop. It took a lot of planning and preparation (as you can imagine) but we are so pleased with the end results.
Our bakery shop hasn’t been refurbished since it opened in 1975. So after 42 years, we decided that it needed to be bigger, brighter and it deserved a modern makeover.
When the car wash next door to our bakery went up for sale, we immediately saw an opportunity – it was the perfect place for our new shop – the right size and located next to our bakery.
We enlisted the help of local Bolton companies to work on the shop – there’s so much talent within Bolton that there was no need for us to look elsewhere. We would like to thank all our project partners for their hard work on the shop – it’s been a pleasure working with such talented and enthusiastic people.
We wanted the new shop to be big enough so that customers wouldn’t have to queue outside (sometimes people even queued in the rain). We wanted to have enough room to display our products in the shop too so that customers can see what delicious products we sell.
After months of hard work we opened the doors to our new bakery shop on Friday 22 at 10am. It was humbling to see customers queuing up early for the opening. The shop was opened by the chairman, John Carr and our longest serving member of staff, Julie Gorse.
How did we celebrate?
To celebrate our opening we gave our first 250 customers a free pasty voucher on both Friday and Saturday which went down a treat. We also had a brilliant band – The King Brasstards play on Friday which made everyone who walked past smile and it created a great atmosphere on Manchester Road throughout the day!
Thank you to everyone who came down for the opening weekend and to everyone who has wished us well on social media – we hope you’re as pleased with the new shop as we are.
If you do have any feedback on our products or our shops please let us know, it’s important for us to hear what our customers think.
Can you believe that it’s the end of the year already? We don’t know where the time has gone!
2016 has been a very big year for us at Carrs Pasties; we’ve made more pasties than we’ve ever made before, we’ve taken part in two festivals – and of course we’ve opened our fantastic new shop. So, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our best bits!
Supporting local charities
Taking part in the Midnight Memories walk was a highlight for us, not only did some of our team complete the walk – we also gave out pasties at the finish line. To find out how much we raised you can read our blog post here: https://www.carrspasties.co.uk/blog/raised-1000-bolton-hospice/
Of course, we can’t forget about the amazing Yellow and Blue Day for Bolton Lads and Girls Club or the opening of the new Hacken Lane facility. Two great events that helped make a difference to young people in Bolton.
Bolton Food Festival
What a weekend that was! It was our first ever food festival and we loved every minute. Our stall was so well received we even ran out of pasties at one point (don’t worry, we had more on the way so we didn’t run out for long!) and we loved meeting so many of you. We also got to try the delicious food on offer too!
Bolton Beer Festival
It was such a privilege to be a part of the famous Bolton Beer Festival. We had a great four nights at the Macron and it was lovely to see you all enjoying your pasty and peas (or a pasty barm) after trying all of the delicious beers available.
Our new shop
An excellent way to end the year was by opening our new shop. Located just outside of the Market Place Shopping Centre, it’s in the perfect location for lunch if you work in town or if you’re feeling peckish while shopping. We’re so proud of its transformation, it was an empty shell with a hole in the wall but now it looks shiny and smart! Our new team have settled in perfectly too.
Branching out of Bolton
Customers can now get Carrs Pasties outside of Bolton, in Ashton Market (Bunz), Worsley(Ogden’s Sweet Emporium), Arnside (Rambler’s Café), Blackpool (Pie’s the Limit), Bury Market (Gelatos) and we’re sure we’re going to be available in more areas across the North West in 2017 too.
We started working on our video content
This year we’ve had some very exciting meetings with Sitcom Soldiers – the company who produced our pasty video. We’ve had so much fun coming up with ideas for videos and we can’t wait for you all to see them. We hope you liked our first pasty video too (if you’ve not seen it yet, you can find it here). You can be sure to expect some more videos from us in 2017. Watch this space.
We’ve made a lot of pasties…
We’ve supplied pasties to people all over Bolton throughout 2016 – including hospitals, schools, health centres, churches, parties, weddings, meetings, training days and charity events. It’s been busier than ever. This year we’ve made around 66,000 products a week – that’s nearly 3.5 million products throughout the year. So, it’s been a pretty busy year for us. We’re predicting that 2017 is going to be even busier!
We just want to say a massive thank you to all of you for your support this year. For commenting, liking and sharing our posts on social media, for visiting our shops and queueing for your pasties (sometimes in the rain) and for generally just being great!
We hope you all have a fantastic New Year and we wish you all the best for 2017.
‘Tis the season to be jolly!
Here’s when you can get yourself a Carrs Pasty over the Christmas period. We’ve listed the Christmas opening times for each of our shops below. If you’d like to collect a dozen or more pasties please call us on 01204 387 117 and we’ll have them ready for you when you arrive at your chosen shop. Perfect for Christmas party food!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!