Bolton Market
  • Ashburner Street,
    BL1 1TJ
Bolton has a long standing history as a leading market town, and that trend continues today, with four to choose from. At its centre, Bolton Market has over 300 stalls and a growing reputation as the premier food market in the North West.

"The award-winning Bolton Market has over 300 stalls and continues to lead the way for markets in the North West"

Rich History

Bolton has a rich history as a bustling market town, and that tradition continues to thrive today, with the area boasting four markets to choose from.

As well as the main Bolton Market located in the town centre, district markets in Farnworth, Horwich and Westhoughton offer a traditional local experience.

Specialist markets take place on a regular basis, including a bustling monthly local produce market, with events such as the Bolton Food & Drink Festival further boosting the reputation of the markets and Bolton's standing in the North West and further afield.

Bolton Market

Bolton’s main market is located on Ashburner Street, right in the heart of the town centre. Offering over 300 stalls across an indoor and outdoor location with 17,000 sq. ft. of fresh food (from exotic fruit and veg), Mediterranean delis, locally sourced meats and cheeses, and the region’s best outlet for fresh fish.

This lively market features an in-store cookery demonstration kitchen with a programme of regular cooking events and seasonal food tastings to add to the shopping experience.

The market has a growing reputation as the premier food market in the North West and has won a number of awards in recent years:

  • 'Best Food Market' BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming Awards 2011
  • 'Best Indoor Retail Market 2010' National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA)
  • 'Tourism Retailer Of The Year' Manchester Tourism Awards 2009

Opening Times

Tuesday    9am - 5pm                                                      

Thursday   9am - 5pm                                                    

Friday       9am - 5pm                                                    

Saturday   9am - 5pm


Westhoughton Market

Voted 'Best Small Indoor Market 2012' by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), this traditional indoor market features fruit and vegetables, hand-made crafts and cards, jewellery, clothing, books, household goods and lots more.

An established café serves hot drinks, food and specialises in a range of home-made cakes and cupcakes.

Westhoughton Market 

Opening Times

Tuesday   9am - 5pm                                                

Thursday  9am - 7pm

Friday       9am - 5pm                                                    

Saturday   9am - 5pm

Contact Details

Ashburner Street,                                                        



01204 336821

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