New Market

The Rochdale Market Foodhall and Café is now operating from the former Santander building on The Butts, following a £750,000 transformation spearheaded by Rochdale Borough Council and Rochale Development Agency (RDA).

Opening Times

The indoor market will be open Monday to Saturday, from 9am and 5pm, while the outdoor market is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9am and 5pm.

Rochdale's Choice Family Butchers

The Greengrocers

Patrick's Bread

New Indoor Market

The new market boasts a traditional butcher's, a bakery and a greengrocer, as well as a café on the first floor which surrounds the building's newly-constructed atrium.

Stephen Bamford, who currently owns and manages Cryer's butchers in Littleborough, has opened his latest venture, Rochdale's Choice Family Butchers, within the market and is raring to go.

He said: "It's going really well in Littleborough, but I'm really looking forward to being in the town centre, in a really high footfall area. The indoor market looks great and being close to a greengrocer's and bakery is ideal, as it's your classic market offer.

"Traditional butchers like ours are becoming very popular now because people know that if they buy from us, all their meat is locally-sourced and good quality. I can't wait to get started."

Popular baker, the Laughing Loaf, which currently has a shop in The Walk, has also opened in the indoor market. Owners Rachel Goodyer and Patrick Jarrett have opened Patrick's Bread, which will sell breads and cakes.

Greengrocer Geoff Taylor, who has run a fruit and vegetables stall on the market for 40 years, has expanded into the indoor market, and will operate that alongside his existing business on the outdoor market.

Montague's Cafe

And the owners of brand new café , Montague's, are hoping to bring a taste of the Northern Quarter to their unit on the first floor with breakfast offerings like waffles with maple syrup and fruit compote and avocado on toast, as well as homemade cakes, freshly made sandwiches, soup and specialty pastries.

Owners Debra McGinty and Anna Barber will be sourcing their ingredients from other stalls within the market to celebrate the borough's cooperative tradition.

Debra, from Heywood, said: "I've always really believed in Rochdale town centre and our new unit is beautiful, particularly with its panoramic views over the River Roch and Rochdale Town Hall.

"The area around the newly re-opened river is really blossoming and turning into a mini Northern Quarter, with new bars and restaurants, like the Medicine Tap and the Wellington. I think our offer here will really add to this mix."

We are keen to hear from anybody who is interested in trading on the outdoor market.

Anyone who would like to know more can contact Market Manager David Bellis on: 07498655034.