Galloways Bakers was founded in 1971 by Ronald and Patricia Galloway who opened their first shop at 215 Ormskirk Road, Wigan trading as 'The Pie Shop' specialising as the name implies in producing the finest pies and pasties in the area, hot and ready to eat, using only quality ingredients.
In the late 1970's their Bakery business had grown to four shops all in and around the Wigan area, 'The Pie Shop' name was dropped and the shops were now called 'Galloways Family Bakers'.
Continued growth and expansion saw the firm acquire more shops through the 1980’s in areas of Wigan like Aspull, Wallgate and Standish.
In 1989 the firm became a Limited Company and the Bakery was moved from Ormskirk Road to larger premises at Loch Street, Pemberton to cope with the increase production demands.
In 1997 The Bakery Station concept evolved with three new additions to the Galloways fleet of shops opening in Preston, St. Helens and Eccleston, the idea being that we would aim to serve our customers as quickly as possible in these outlets realising that time was precious for our customers who were generally on the move. This idea is now true in all of our outlets who aim to provide quick service of quality products throughout the day.
Expansion in 2000 has led to the company once again moving to larger bakery premises to cope with the increased volume of production. During this growth and increased volume of output, the company has always aimed to keep the same values that The Galloways family's success has been built on. This includes having hot breakfasts made fresh each morning, Hot Pies, Pasties and Sausage Rolls baked fresh all day in every one of our shops, fresh morning goods and quality confectionery made fresh every morning in our local Bakery, and fresh filled rolls with a variety of fillings made every day on site in each of our outlets.
Our Customer Comments
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY HOW GOOD YOUR PIES ARE
Good Evening. I would just like to say how good your pies are especially the butter and onion pie I am golborne born and have had many a pie I moved away to Norwich in 1989 and missed the good old pie so every time we visit I always purchase £40 worth of pies to take home I always tell people on Norfolk how good your pies are and I usually take a couple into work for my colleagues to try and they always go down well. I visited your Haydock shop today and purchased a few pies to take home to Norfolk and I might just add the staff in all your shops I have been to are so friendly and always smiling so keep up the good work just thought I would give you some positive feed back. Many Thanks.
THANK YOU FOR BEING THE BEST
I go the Eccleston shop regularly and have eaten my way through most of your pies, cakes and baguettes. There isn't a single thing I've not liked. Everything you do is superb. Puts other bakeries in the shadow.
GREAT TEAM AT HINDLEY
I would like to say the staff at your hindley shop are fantastic, they have looked after me very well, you should be proud to have them part of your team. Kind regards Dave
EXEMPLARY SERVICE FROM GALLOWAYS STAFF AT ECCLESTON, ST HELENS
Just a quick email to recognise the excellent staff at your Millfields outlet in Eccleston St Helens.
I visit this bakery three or four times per week, it’s always a pleasure to be served by the staff here, in particular Ted, Caroline, Colin and Callum (I think that’s his name)
It’s always a very well run outlet, the staff are always extremely helpful, friendly and courteous to their customers and the pies and cakes are delicious.
Can you please pass on my comments to the store concerned and thank the staff for their exemplary service, staff should be praised and recognised when they go the extra mile for their paying customers
Ian & Marvin
EVERYTHING HAND MADE!
Started working there and I was pleasantly surprised that everything here made by hand... EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT!! Everything made from scratch, no machines, which I think is absolutely amazing, you can honestly say that people put their love and care into it. The atmosphere at work place is very friendly, peaceful, everyone seems happy and content, everyone loves working here. Never seen so many happy people in one place... Bit unusual
So next time you have some biscuit or pie from Galloways think that it's truly homemade and someone put a lot of love into it. And no, they didn't ask me to write a review, I just love working here.
Tasty selection of pies, pasties and cakes.