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A taste of Taylors since 1938

Taylors family story

Ever since our grandfather Robert Taylor began making pies and confectionery in the kitchen of his home on Railway Road, Leigh, Taylors has been known for baking delicious products of the highest quality.

We’re still proud to bake our range of pies, puddings, pasties and sweet pies fresh in Leigh every day, using quality, locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible, which have been chosen for their excellent taste.

Recipes are still those used by our grandparents, continually enhanced for our modern customers but always making sure we deliver the fine Taylors taste our customers know and love.

Award-winning Pies

Did you know? Our signature Potato & Meat Pie – the meatiest Potato & Meat Pie around – was awarded Silver at the British Pie Awards 2017!

And in 2020, our Steak & Ale Pie, only available online direct from Taylors, won a British Pie Awards Bronze.

Taylors Trade Partners

Taylors bakes wholesale for trade customers in Leigh and across the North West.

Our Trade Partners, including cafes, restaurants, delis, butchers, sandwich shops, convenience stores and takeaways, are proud to serve our product range to consumers. Goods are supplied either frozen or ready-baked from our bakery.

Local Trade Partners include Yates Greer, whose famous pork pies are made by Taylors.

Interested in selling Taylors products? Read more or contact us

Our History

Taylors Confectioners started in 1938 when Robert Taylor began baking pies and
confectionery in the back kitchen of his Railway Road home where he lived with
his wife Constance. Robert had worked briefly at Millington’s Bakers before
starting out himself.

Robert and his brother Ernest went into partnership and shortly afterwards both
brothers joined the Forces during the Second World War, leaving their parents
Mary and Edward to run the business.

On their return from war, Ernest purchased a second shop at Victoria Street,
where he and his wife Annie lived, and business began to flourish at both outlets.
Due to ever-growing demand, production was briefly moved to premises at John
Street, but the Taylors soon found that this bakery was simply too small and
purchased a site at Hill Street, off Twist Lane, where they built a new bakery and
where today's wholesale operation is still based.

Robert junior, nicknamed Robin to avoid confusion with his father Robert, joined
the business in 1969 and learned the trade from his father Robert and Uncle
Ernest. Then, when Ernest left in 1977, Robert junior became co-director with his

On the death of his father in 1984, Robert junior took over the business. In 1987,
with the growth of more bakeries and fast food outlets in the town, he took the
decision to close Taylors' retail shops and concentrate on production on a
wholesale basis.

Ian, one of Robert’s younger sons, joined the bakery in 1993 and worked together
with his father producing bread and pies.

Today, Taylors remains a family business with Robert’s eldest son Adam and
daughter Gill working alongside him. The company stopped producing bread in
2019 and now solely bakes pies, both savoury and sweet, using traditional
methods and recipes handed down from the early days.

FSA approved and SALSA accredited

Taylors is approved by the Food Standards Agency, the highest recognition of food safety, hygiene and quality standards in the industry.

We’re accredited members of SALSA: Safe And Local Supplier Approval.

All ingredients and batches can be fully traced to source, and we butcher all meat on site to maintain excellence in quality and taste.
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We’re proud to bake our range of pies, puddings, pasties and sausage rolls fresh in Leigh every day, using locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible.
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