THE new style ‘Pimmies’ pies have gone down a real treat with our tastebuds... and the bakers behind the venture, bowled over by their wildfire success are considering a move to bigger premises.

Since the story about the Jackson Street bakery was featured exclusively in the Star last week, Clive Matthews, one of the brains behind the fledgling business said the reaction has been phenomenal as townsfolk snap up the lip smacking pies: “We never anticipated anything like this,” he said, “I think the Internet did a lot for us – we are even on Saints’ websites.

“We are already refusing some customers because we only have so much capacity.”

Clive teamed up with ex-colleague at Pimbletts Tony Myers and local businessmen to put one St Helens delicacy back on the town’s menu.

The business, based in an industrial estate just of Jackson Street supplies Cassandra’s café in Church Square and nearby AM Fine Foods fresh from the bakery every 20 minutes.

Clive, who worked at Pimbletts for 30-years was keen to keep his feet firmly on the floor, but added: “I genuinely didn’t think the reaction would be like this. Everyone seems to be talking about us. We had a very busy weekend and Cassandra’s were also busy.

“If it continues, it’s more than likely that we will take a bigger unit, behind where we are on Jackson Street. But we aren’t going to rush into it.”

  • As their new business goes from strength to strength, the old Pimbletts bakery on College Street has nowbeen put up for auction.

The building, which has been boarded up since going into administration in December after an 80-year presence in the town, is advertised at between £250,000 and £300,000.

Measuring 14,180 square feet, it is said to be in need of refurbishment and is considered suitable for a variety of uses, subject to planning permission.

PICTURED: The new team behind Pimmies pies.