We’ve finally launched our nationwide delivery service which means you can get our frozen pasties delivered to your door wherever you live in the UK!
We offer delivery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and if you order before 12pm you’ll get next day delivery! You can order pasties, sausage rolls, whist pies and mushy peas and all you need to do is bake them in the oven (no need to defrost them) and within 30 mins you’ll have your hands on a freshly baked Carrs pasty.
This service has been in demand for a long time, with so many Boltonians living across the country it was clear to us that we needed to find a solution so they could all have their very own taste of home. We tested a variety of options to ensure that our pasties would arrive in perfect condition when delivered – we’re just sorry it took so long!
So, if you live outside of Bolton and you need some Carrs Pasties in your life you can place your order online and they’ll be delivered straight to your door!
We are very excited to introduce our new pasty, made with beef, onions, black pepper, Roquito peppers, Scotch Bonnet peppers, gravy and our famous puff pastry – it’s definitely got a fiery kick to it – it wouldn’t live up to its name if it didn’t!
As you may already know, we support Rock It Bolton – a charity that gives young people in Bolton a place to go to create, perform and record music at Big Unit Studios in Bolton. They also get the chance to perform gigs to larger crowds in the community. The talented bunch have come up with the brilliant idea of creating a special Rock It pasty. It took a lot of work and lots of taste tests to make sure we had the right amount of spice (not too hot but definitely not bland). Profits from the pasty will be donated to Rock It, so if you buy one you not only get to enjoy the taste explosion, but you’re donating to a great charity too.
To help us launch the new pasty – Rock It made this fantastic video – the whole video was written, filmed, produced and performed by members, mentors and volunteers at Rock It. It was filmed and edited by Wesley James Media and Rock It members, the instrumental was written by Rock It mentor, Rory A Green and the song was written and performed by talented Rock It member, Izzy Ingham.
Where to get the Rock It Pasty?
The pasty is limited edition and is only available to buy in our three shops in Bolton or via the Click and Collect service on our website – they’re already flying off the shelves so be quick , they won’t be around long!
We usually like to launch a new pasty each year, (normally at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival, previous examples include our cheese & jalapeno and vegan pasties) but of course, this year hasn’t quite gone to plan…
What pasty would you like us to make next? Let us know in the comments below!
We’ve been making pasties for over 80 years (we don’t like to shout about it too much….), and while we have many memories of making those pasties (that’s a whole other post!), it means that our customers also have lots of memories of eating our pasties over the years. Some of you remember eating them while walking down Halliwell Road on the way home from school, and some of you had our pasties at special events such as weddings or birthday parties.
We love that we can be there for you for all occasions and at all events. It’s amazing to hear that some of you have memories that go back as far as when we made the pasties in the back of the Halliwell Road shop and yet you still buy them today!
We thought we’d share with you some of the memories our customers have kindly shared with us. Maybe they’ll even remind you of some of your own!
We love the fact that our pasties are being eaten by families, colleagues and friends and they are even being shared with people across the country! Whatever the occasion, what ever you’re allowed to do (in these ever changing times), we’re here for you.
Do you have any memories of eating our pasties? Let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear them!
All of our shops are now open – it’s good to say that! You can find a list of our opening times and the safety measures in place below.
Our Bakery Shop, Manchester Road
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10.30 – 1.30
Our Original Shop, Halliwell Road
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Our Market Place Shop, Market Place Shopping Centre
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Things are still a little different, so please bear with us while we adjust to the changes too. The safety of our staff and customers is most important to us so everything that’s in place is there to keep you, and us, safe.
So, what can you expect when you visit our shops?
- All staff wearing PPE
- Hand sanitising facilities available (please use them)
- A reduced menu (we are slowly increasing this)
- Limited number of customers in the shops at one time
- Social distancing markers in place
- Card only payments
We know it’s a lot to take in, but we can assure you that even with all the measures in place, we’ll still be welcoming you back with a smile and providing you with the best customer service.
You can also place an order for Click & Collect or delivery on our online shop.
As you may have heard, we have made the very difficult decision to close our business for the foreseeable future (we never thought we’d have to say that Carrs Pasties are closing!). We’ve tried our very best to remain open for as long as we can so that we can serve the community of Bolton, but we know that closing is truly the best decision for our staff, our customers and their friends and families.
This means that our shops, office and bakery will all be closed, we will not be able to take any orders via our phone lines or on social media until we reopen again.
We are so proud of all our Carrs Pasties staff for the way they have pulled together over the last few weeks, without them we wouldn’t have been able to provide pasties to as many people as we did. Throughout this time we have stuck by our values by doing the right thing, filling everything with pride and working as a family. We hope that we’ve managed to help at least some of you stock up your freezers or made your day a little bit better with one of our pasties.
The last few weeks have been difficult for everyone, we’ve all had to change and adapt quickly, and it has been full of uncertainty. We just want to say a massive thank you to all of you for your continued support and understanding with all the decisions we have chosen to make at Carrs Pasties.
We’ll be back as soon as it’s safe for us to reopen (we’ll be craving a pasty just as much as you are!), but in the meantime, please stay at home and look after each other.
We’ll see you soon.
We know lots of you still want to enjoy pasties over the festive period, whether it’s for a buffet on Christmas Eve or as a snack on Christmas Day while you’re watching all the festive TV specials, so we try to make sure our opening times allow you to stock up on your pasties. If you would like to place an order for collection please call us on 01204 387 117.
We hope you all have a brilliant Christmas and New Year!
Now that we’ve got the hang of making videos (well, sort of) we thought it was only right to make a Christmas video. We didn’t want to make just any old Christmas video though, we wanted it to be up there with the supermarkets…a video that would make you laugh and cry, and get you in the festive spirit of course!
So here it is, our first ever Christmas video. We are so proud of it and we hope you love it as much as we do.
This video took two days to shoot (it was cold), we had pasties for dinner (obviously) and we all had great fun. The amount of work and effort that everyone put in to the video is incredible and we are so grateful.
Special thanks to:
Sitcom Soldiers – Video production
Emilia @officialemiliax – Vocals on “Jingle Bells”
Horwich Community Choir, Musical Director – Rachel Hughes – Choir on “Jingle Bells”
Jill @ The Last Drop Gallery
The Last drop Village
Ruth @ the House
The wonderful cast:
Daisy Burrows – Daisy
Sarah England – Mum
Keith French – Dad
Eileen Kinsey – Neighbour
James Rimmer – Brother
Keith o’Hara – Grandad
Liam Carr – Man in the shop
Derek Melling – Uncle
Sherrie Hamilton – Auntie
Song arrangement by Sitcom Soldiers Film Company Film Production – Sitcom Soldiers Film Company
It’s not something that we were planning to do… but it’s something that you asked for. Carrs Vegan Range is happening.
Now we know that all the meat-eaters will be thinking “oh no, not another company jumping on the vegan bandwagon”, so we decided that if we were going to jump on the bandwagon, we were definitely going to make it the best vegan product you’ve ever eaten.
We’re launching a vegan pasty and a vegan sausage roll. We’ve worked with British company Meatless Farm to create two meat-free products using a plant-based meat alternative that still tastes delicious. The vegan pasty is based on our meat & potato pasty and is wrapped in our traditional shortcrust pastry while our vegan sausage roll is made with our delicious puff pastry so both products still have our famous taste and texture- but without the meat.
We asked you all what new products you wanted us to add to our range and to our surprise the most popular response was a vegan option. With the vegan food market booming, we knew that it would be difficult to create a product that stood out from the competition, but we made countless batches and we finally found two products that we loved enough to sell in our shops. If we don’t love it, we don’t sell it.
Our vegan products aren’t just for vegans, they are for anyone who enjoys eating meat but wants to reduce their meat consumption to help the environment, or for anyone who just wants to be a little healthier. Or, maybe you just want to try them out of curiosity!
Both products will be available to buy at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival and at all three of our shops from Friday 23rd August.
We would love to know what you think about our new vegan products so please let us know if you have any feedback – and if you’re not a vegan, try them and see what you think!
As always, our video was made by the brilliant film company – Sitcom Soldiers
In 2018 we celebrated our 80th anniversary and to celebrate we had this very special video made by our talented friends at Sitcom Soldiers.
The video starts in 1938 and follows the history of Bolton, showing how much the town has changed over the years but how our pasties have stayed the same. Same recipe, same size, same taste. We loved working on this video and seeing all of the history in Bolton throughout the years and we hope you love it too. We wanted it to bring back memories of Bolton that you shared with families and friends over the last 80 years.
So, here it is…
We also need to say a massive thank you to the following people who helped with the video:
Bernard Wrigley for the fantastic script and voice over
If you have any memories of Carrs Pasties or the places in the video please let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear them!
On Saturday 1st December 2018 we will be shutting the doors at our shop on Bolton Market for the final time.
It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but after lots of discussions we’ve decided that it’s the right thing to do for the company and our staff. From the very first day we opened in 1995, we have had 23 brilliant years on the market and we’ve loved getting to know all our customers and fellow stall holders – we’ve had a lot of laughs along the way.
We’ll be sad to see the shop go, the market had a fantastic atmosphere and we loved being a part of it for so long. The staff at the shop will be moved to other shops or departments in the company where we can make the most of their skills. They’ve done a brilliant job at the shop and we can’t thank them enough.
The closure of the Market Shop will allow us to develop other areas of the business and although it is sad that we are closing, it is the best decision for the company. We are very excited at what the future holds.
Shop manager, Margaret said: “I must admit when I was asked to leave the bakery after many years to work in the Market Shop I was a little apprehensive. However, the move turned out to be a wonderful experience, and I have worked in the Market Shop for 23 years. It has never felt like work. During this time, I have had the pleasure of meeting many great people who have become friends. From the market traders, to regular customers and all the staff throughout the years, including all the Saturday staff. I will be sad to leave the market and all my friends there, but I am looking forward to new challenges.”
Ann, who worked at the Market Shop for 20 years with Margaret and now manages our Market Place shop, said: “Firstly, I’d like to say that I’m looking forward to seeing our Ashburner Street customers over at our Market Place shop.
I’ve had 20 very happy years on the Market. Watched babies grow into young adults. Made a lot of good friends and knew our regular customers by name. It has been a privilege to serve to the good people of Bolton, love you all. Keep smiling.”
The shop will shut at 5pm on Saturday 1st December. Customers who regularly get their pasties from the Market Shop can still get fresh and frozen pasties from the Market Place shop on Corporation Street outside the Market Place Shopping Centre, which is around a 10-minute walk and now has seating outside. Our Original Shop on Halliwell Road and our Bakery Shop on Manchester Road will remain open. The closure of the Market Shop enables us to open our Bakery Shop until 7pm from Monday – Friday.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our loyal customers who have shopped with us on the market over the years, we’ve had an absolute blast.