A POP-UP Pimbletts bakery has been stirring the memories for customers after it flung open its doors for business on Thursday.

As the Star reported, the shop opened on Boundary Road, a short distance from a former Pimbletts store on Cambridge Road, yesterday.

The bakery fulfils a desire by Ryan Little, who took the reins at Pimmies Pies, which has a base at Jackson Street, in 2021, to return the iconic brand to the high street.

St Helens Star: The bakery is openThe bakery is open (Image: St Helens Star)

The Pimmies firm was launched 14 years ago, following the closure of the 87-year-old famous Pimbletts.

The pop-up shop is trialling a Christmas-themed opening with a view to it becoming permanent if it proves a success.

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Ryan said that yesterday (Thursday) had proved steady and that today has been more “manic” as word has got round about the new bakery.

He added that, judging from the early signs, he is hopeful the shop will remain open beyond the end of the year and believes the bakery is benefiting from a “more accessible” location than the Jackson Street site.

St Helens Star: Inside the new bakeryInside the new bakery (Image: Submitted)

“Yesterday was steady, we had no expectations and today it has been manic,” he said.

“Fifty meat and potato pies sold out yesterday and today we’ve bought 100 and they have sold out as well. Quite a lot of products have sold out.”

Ryan said he has been “happy” with the feedback the bakery has been getting from customers so far.

“People have been saying it bring back memories and many of their parents and grandparents, saying things like ‘this was my dad’s favourite’.”

St Helens Star: The pop-up bakery has launchedThe pop-up bakery has launched (Image: Submitted)

The bakery has three staff members, working on a rota, with a view to add to this in future.

Ryan added they are also looking to start production at the Boundary Road site as well as its Jackson Street premises, and has been conducting interviews for roles in this side of the business, too.

St Helens Star: The interior of the new PimblettsThe interior of the new Pimbletts (Image: Submitted)

He added they are also looking at holding events in future such as bakery workshops in future, starting with a gingerbread man workshop for children to help engage with the community, adding it is something that is not currently available locally.

Pimbletts is open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday.