Bury Market

Bury Market has been around since the middle of the 15th century and is widely regarded as the best in the country. Every week more than 250,000 shoppers from North West England and beyond are drawn by its fabulous array of stalls and unique friendly atmosphere.

Owned and operated by Bury Council the market covers over 200,000 square feet, houses almost 400 stalls, and provides jobs for more than 2,000 traders.

While visiting David Cameron said that Bury Market had a ‘really good atmosphere and very friendly people. I only saw about a twentieth of it. It is absolutely enormous. Having a bit of traditional Lancashire black pudding was great.’

Layout

The market is divided into three sections; the Indoor Market, the Fish & Meat Hall, and the Open Market.

Fish & Meat Hall

The Fish & Meat Hall lies between the Open Market and the Market Hall and is the centrepiece of the market. It’s modern, bright and clean, covered from the weather, and the best place to come for high quality fish and meat.

The butchers and fishmongers here are familiar with the source of their products, and are more than willing to provide customers with advice on the best deals, and prepare them as required.

Most of the products are sourced locally or in the UK and there’s a massive choice, far greater than that at even the biggest supermarkets.

Albert’s is one of the most popular stalls here. The legendary butchers are known for supplying quality meats from the best farms in Lancashire, Cumbria, and Cheshire. They’re perhaps best known for their Galloway sirloin steak, sourced from Deep Clough Farm in the Forest of Bowland, and aged for a month.

Market Hall

The Market Hall is home to more than 60 shops selling a wide range of products such as clothes, mobile phones, electrical goods, DVDs, books, health products, jewellery, newspapers and magazines, shoes, and food.

There are some interesting places to eat and drink here too. Mrs Ogden’s Tea Room is a great place to grab a full English breakfast to set you up for a day’s shopping. Katsouris Delicatessen is packed with freshly baked breads, continental sausages and meat, a massive selection of olives, pates and more.

Open Market

The Open Market is the largest of the three markets with around 300 stalls selling almost everything under the sun. Despite the name, most of it is actually covered.

Bury Market is famous for its black puddings and there are a couple of local firms competing for the action. Chadwick’s Original Bury Black Puddings and The Bury Black Pudding Company have stalls next to each other and are fierce rivals.

Black puddings can be ordered hot or cold, traditional (with fat) or lean, and topped with mustard or piccalilli. They’re extremely popular and there are frequently queues to buy them.

Harry Muffin is another famous stall here. It’s the place to come for huge Chorley and Eccles cakes, Manchester Tarts, jam slices, oven bottom muffins, and whinberry (bilberry) pies. They also sell hand-raised meat pies from Haslingden’s Cissy Greens, widely regarded as one of the best bakeries in England.

Market Days & Opening Times

When planning a trip to Bury Market please bear in mind the opening times. They are:

Open Market – Opening times are 9 am to 4.30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.

Market Hall – Opening times are 9 am to 5 pm (4pm Tuesday), Monday to Saturday.

Fish & Meat Hall – Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, closes at lunchtime on Tuesday.

The best time to visit Bury Market is on a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday, when all areas are open.

Location

Bury Market is located in Bury town centre just south of the Mill Gate Shopping Centre. The Rock, Angouleme Retail Park, the Fusilier Museum, and the East Lancashire Railway are all within easy walking distance.

Directions

Car

To reach Bury Market by car leave the M66 motorway and Junction 2 and just follow the A58 (Rochdale Road/Angouleme Way) to Bury. There are plenty of car parks in the area. The closest are the multi-storey car park at the Mill Gate Shopping Centre and the surface level car park opposite the market (over the A58 – there is a subway).

Bus and Metrolink

Bury Interchange incorporates both the town’s bus station and the Bury Metrolink station. It’s located just west of the market. The Metrolink offers frequent services to Manchester and on to Altrincham and other destinations. During the daytime there is one tram every six minutes.

Map

Details

Bury Market

Address and postcode
1 Murray Road
Bury
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
BL9 0BJ

Visit Bury Market Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Ken says

    Bury Market is an exceptional place. There are stall selling everything. The food is high quality and many offer free samples to try before you buy. I do not go to Tesco as much since discovering this place.

  2. Editor says

    Bury Market has just won the ‘Coach Friendly Shopping Destination of the Year’ award at the National Coach Tourism Awards. The other finalists were Ashton Market, Ena Mill, and Gloucester Quays Outlet.

  3. p crawford says

    A great market for a stranger from over the hills (Clitheroe). Always a happy and friendly place to shop. If you can’t get it here, it ain’t been made.

  4. Jennifer says

    The very best market in the north of England.

  5. John. Egan says

    The fish stall first in on the left is first class. we go every Friday for fish and it is a pleasure to be served.

  6. mr m says

    The young girl Kelly on Willis fruit stall is a lovely caring assistant. She always has a smile on her face and is a pleasure to be served by.

  7. morph says

    The market is very popular with coach parties.

  8. Pudding King says

    Don’t leave here without trying one of Bury’s famous black puddings.

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