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Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery: A Legacy of Quality and Tradition

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65+ Years of Bakery Craft & Innovation

Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, founded in 1957, has a rich history steeped in tradition and commitment to excellence. From humble beginnings to becoming one of the largest employers in the Bolton area, Greenhalgh’s has consistently delivered high-quality bakery products to its loyal customers. Let’s delve into the story behind this beloved family bakery.

The Early Years

When Mecca took over the Palais Company in 1957, the bakery was sold to Allan Smart, who was its manager. Allan renamed his new venture “Greenhalgh’s Model Bakery.” The bakery quickly outgrew its small premises in Julia Street, Horwich, and in 1971, it relocated to the old Beehive Mill site in Lostock, where it remains today.

Craftsmanship and Tradition

At Greenhalgh’s, baking is more than a process—it’s an art form. Craftsmanship defines our approach. We follow our hearts and never cut corners. Our ingredients are carefully chosen, and we adhere to artisan traditions when creating our recipes. Every product reflects the passion and attention to detail that has transcended through generations. Our commitment to maintaining traditional family values and baking techniques sets us apart.

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Quality Above All

Quality, not quantity, is our mantra. Good quality ingredients and baking skills remain as crucial today as they were for our founder, Mr. Allan Smart. Balancing modern technology with traditional methods, we’ve created fantastic products that delight our customers. Our extensive product range includes bread, morning goods, savoury treats, breakfast items, confectionery, sandwiches, cakes, soups, and ready meals. Notably, our wedding and celebration cakes have gained popularity for their exquisite taste and craftsmanship.

Innovation and Success

Greenhalgh’s success lies in consistently exceeding customer demands. We collaborate with our customers to develop bespoke products, tailoring them to specific requirements. Whether it’s larger loaves, smaller rolls, or entirely new creations, we embrace innovation while staying true to our roots. Our unwavering commitment to quality and service ensures that Greenhalgh’s remains a trusted name in the bakery industry. We thrive on Craft, quality, and customer satisfaction.

Celebrating 65+ Years

As we celebrate 65+ years of honing our craft, Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery continues to be a beacon of excellence. From Allan Smart’s vision to today’s thriving enterprise, our journey has been one of passion, dedication, and deliciousness. Next time you enjoy a Greenhalgh’s treat, remember the generations of bakers who poured their hearts into every bite. Here’s to another 60 years of crafting goodness!

Delivered With Excellent Customer Service

At Greenhalgh’s, we understand that building strong working relationships takes time. That’s why we’re committed to providing excellent customer service at every step of the journey:

1. Ordering and Delivering:
o Our freshly baked goods are dispatched from our Bolton main site every morning.
o We use our own vans and drivers to deliver across the whole of the North West.
o For those based further away, we collaborate with FedEx and other delivery couriers to ensure prompt delivery of your baked goods the next day.

2. Exceeding Customer Demands:
o The cornerstone of our success lies in consistently exceeding our customers’ expectations.
o Through research and development, we create bespoke products in partnership with our customers.
o We ensure that we only use fresh local ingredients in all our cakes and savouries to ensure you are getting the best quality products..

3. Traditional and Established Methods:
o All our bakery creations are crafted using time-tested methods.
o Our passionate attention to detail has been passed down through generations and will continue to shape our products for years to come.

Local Quality, Global Taste

At Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery, we pride ourselves on crafting baked delights that not only tantalize your taste buds but also support our cherished local community. Our secret? It’s the premium local ingredients sourced from dedicated farmers in the North West and our trusted network of independent suppliers.

  • Fresh & Local: Every ingredient is chosen for its freshness and quality, ensuring that every bite you take is a testament to our commitment to excellence.
  • Community First: We’re not just a bakery; we’re a family. Established in 1957 in Bolton, our roots run deep through community engagement, from supporting Urban Outreach Bolton to fostering local school initiatives.
  • Health & Taste United: Indulge in our wide range of tasty, low-carb foods designed for the health-conscious gourmand. With us, a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean a compromise on flavor.
  • Eco-Conscious Baking: We bake with the future in mind, using paper bags and packaging to reduce plastic waste and sourcing locally to minimize our carbon footprint.

Join us in celebrating the harmony of great taste and local sustainability. At Greenhalgh’s, every product is a piece of our home, shared with you.

View our full list of suppliers here.

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