187 years of baking...

Where it all began......

....Walker & Son was founded in Leicester 1824 by Mark Walker, who with his son opened a butchers shop on Leicester High Street, in the early days their sausages were a hit! But then they built a bakery and the famous Walkers pork pie was born! Leicester loved our pies so much that thousands of families would buy them every week, on Christmas Eve people would queue around the block just to purchase their Walkers pork pie, your Christmas dinner table was not complete without one and isn't to this day!

 

A taste of something different .....?

During the meat rationing of World War II, Walker & Son, diversified the business and using the surplus fat of meat products and locally grown potato's they began producing potato crisps, they were the original creators of the famous snack brand.

 

Strong foundations.......

In the 187 years that Walker & Son have been baking pies, the business has continued to grow year on year. We out grew our original site, Abbey Bakery, but this is still used today, every day at Abbey the dedicated team expertly produce the highest quality pastry for our tasty Walkers pies!

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