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Reviewed 6 May 2024 via mobile

Best pasties in the world. Meat and potato or cheese pasties are the best on a barm. Lovely taste and soft pastry. Well seasoned and great value for money. Well worth a Visit. Thank you

Date of visit: May 2024
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2024

What a fabulous review!!! So glad you enjoyed so much, and thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review. We hope you will visit us again soon! Thanks again

Reviewed 18 April 2024 via mobile

I live abroad now but occasionally go back to England my trip is only complete when I’ve got at least six pasties to bring home with me then it’s a dilemma do I eat them myself or share with then wife ok so I’m not...greedy and do share with her Thy really are the best and probably well worth the visit to much changed boltonMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

Well Ken, sharing is caring! Hope your wife enjoyed the pasties as much as you. Thank you so much for your amazing review, Bolton town centre is a much changed place, and we need continued support, so your review is much appreciated. Safe travels, and...More

Reviewed 11 March 2024 via mobile

Called in today for pasties delicious as always. Decided to pick up 2 fresh cream eclairs which were filled with proper cream (not that air filled cream you get in some supermarkets) also nice thick chocolate on the top,these are proper cream cakes plus at...£1 each a very competitive price well done i will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

What a lovely review,thank you so much. We love happy customers, and it's proper double cream from Smithills farm! Thanks for your continued support, looking forward to serving you again soon! Thank you

Reviewed 1 March 2024

Came in today for one of the meat and potato pasties. As delicious as ever. They always taste exactly the same. One of very few things that I remember from childhood that hasn’t changed at all. Always have a stash of their potato cakes in...the freezer too. Best potato cakes I’ve ever had. They are unrivalled.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Wow!!! What a fabulous review! Can't thank you enough for your wonderful comments, and so happy you still enjoy our products. Please keep coming and thanks for your wonderful support, hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 24 February 2024

I m not quite sure how these pasties get such good ratings. It must be like the Emperors New Clothes! They are: 1) small (we’re not greedy people) 2) filled with tasteless mashed potato and small bits of mince of some sort. 3) filled with...pepper - presumably to add flavour, which it doesn’t. Just makes them unpleasant. My description? Utterly terrible and a waste of money. Then we do live in the south where people are fairly discerning - they certainly wouldn’t sell here. A rip off.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

Everything I visit my son and grandsons in Bolton I call here as since I moved away from Bolton I miss these pasties also whisp pies.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2024

And a lovely review,thank you so much! Hope you will pay us a visit, next time you're back in Bolton. Thanks again

Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Had a couple of pasties. Cheese and meat potato. They were good. Pastry nice and thin, no grease like other places. Overwhelming potato plus the other ingredient dulled the taste down. Also had a vanilla slice. Again pretty good all in all.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2024

Thanks Phil, hope you will come back and pay us another visit. Thanks

Reviewed 17 December 2023

Got some cheese pasties, Wow just delicious, better quality, very reasonable price product, very much loved by pies and pasties lovers, even some footballers gets their baked goodies from here.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, so glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you soon. Thanks again

Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Fantastic pasties. Light pastry, tasty filling. it would be more hygienic if staff avoided handling each one when serving as germs can easily be passed on this way.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you for your review, our staff use plastic coverings,gloves and scoops when handling the food. So glad you liked our pasties, and we hope you will try us again. Thanks

Reviewed 8 November 2023

Used to drive from Leigh to here for dad . He loved the pasties from here. He remembers mum used to go here years ago. Always helpful and lovely cakes all handmade

Date of visit: May 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2023

Thank you for such a lovely review and for making the trip to us. It's so nice to have positive feedback. Please come back soon, you're welcome anytime. Thanks again!

Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

My first visit in years and still producing excellent products. You have to have a pastie which are so tasty and very cheap. I also had a most delightful custard pie. Shop been in existence since the 1600s and long may it continueMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2023

Thanks for your lovely review and coming back, so happy you still like our products. It's our 125th anniversary in October of Walsh's Ye Olde Pastie Shop. We have the next generation ready to work soon, so we'll hopefully be going for many years to...More

Reviewed 14 September 2023

Serve these pasties with peas omg the pastie gives the peas a lovely flavour I can't stop eating them as for whiss pies one word moorish bloody lovely.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review and making the trip from Blackpool! So happy you enjoyed our products, hope you will make the trip again, you will be very welcome here, and thanks again!

Reviewed 2 September 2023

The best pastys in the North West , been trading for over 100 years. Cheap prices , lots of choices, quick service and very friendly

Date of visit: August 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. So happy you have had a good experience with us, and we're really looking forward to you visiting us again! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

Whenever I go back to England the old pastie shoppe is a must visit I usually have got one on eat straight away then get six to take back home

Date of visit: June 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2023

What a lovely review thanks! Hope you enjoyed your pastie, and the other 6. Thank you for calling on us,and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Thanks again

Reviewed 18 June 2023

Been going here all my life and although we have moved from the area, we still return and travel miles not just for any old pasty but a Bolton pasty! Must commend the owners on keeping to the original recipe, so many Companies have ruined...their brands by changing the ingredients. I never feel bloated, greasy or extra thirsty after these pasties, they are just tasty and wholesome. Enjoy the pies and cakes too but the pasty is always the main event for me and such amazing value. We buy in bulk, freeze and distribute around the family as everybody loves them. I hope Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe lives on forever.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Chris Walsh, Owner at Ye Olde Pastie Shoppe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2023

Wow! What a fabulous review, thank you so much. Yes still the original recipe and same family. So glad you still make the journey to us, we'll keep going as long as we can! Please keep coming, thank you for supporting us,and we look forward...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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