Pork Scratchings Icon David W Openshaw 1944 - 2021

  21 September 2021

David Openshaw, Managing Director at Freshers Foods Ltd, (also known as Openshaws Snacks), and a stalwart of the local business community has died, aged 76, after battling many illnesses. Born in Prestatyn, the son of James Eric Openshaw, area manager of a chain of abattoirs in North Wales, David Openshaw arrived on the meat scene in 1978 in Wigan with his then business partner, Steve. With a background in textiles and their subsequent decline in England, it was a splendid opportunity to start his own enterprise. Davi.....

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Fresh New Packaging for Scratchings and Crunch

  23 September 2020

NEW LOOK, SAME PORKY GOODNESS!   Taste our delicious pork scratchings and pork crunch, now in an all-new look! High in protein and low in carbs, the bags are part of our range of pub snacks. Crunchy and satisfying, treat yourself to a pack of Openshaws pork products at your nearest Asda or Tesco supermarket, or pub today! Or check out our online shop for all our exquisite snacking delicacies.

Meet Us At The Bar And Pub Show

  26 September 2017

The Bar & Pub Show   We are exhibiting next week on the 2nd to 4th October at the Bar & Pub Show at Olympia. Find us on Stand WG80 located in West Hall Level 1. Come and sample our great range of pork scratchings and snacks. We will also have Mike Porky Parry’s Scratchings. Mike will be appearing on the stand and signing autographs from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Monday 2nd October Come and say hello!

Mike Porky Parry Charity Race Night

  19 July 2017

Saturday 22nd July Talk Sport's Mike Porky Parry is hosting his very own race night for charity. Come down to the Well House Inn in Mugswell, Surrey, at 7pm (first race at 7.30pm). The Charity is Children With Cancer UK Mike is certain to bring his entertaining humour and scintillating stories and might even delight the crowd with some of his pork scratchings! Please come along and support this exciting event.

Food Unwrapped

  09 May 2017

Food Unwrapped Came To Visit Delightful TV chef Matt Tebbutt came to our pork scratchings factory in Wigan with his film crew to see how the popular bar snack is made. Our Managing Director, David Openshaw, proved why he is so admired in the industry with his extensive knowledge and expertise, some of which he dispensed to Matt during a day of filming on site. David also shared his experiences over his 40+ years in the industry. They don't call him the Pork Scratching Baron for nothing! One of our long .....

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Mike Porky Parry Pork Scratchings Launch Event

  25 February 2017

Come and join Mike 'Porky' Parry from talkSPORT radio as he launches his own brand of pork scratchings. When: Friday 10th March at 5.30pm Where: Harry's Bar in Wigan

talkSPORT's Mike PORKY Parry Visted Us

  05 December 2016

We were recently delighted to welcome radio presenter and talkSPORT legend Mike PORKY Parry to our factory in Wigan. The self proclaimed seeker of truth and justice was making a visit to the North West stomping ground of his youth and grasped the opportunity to see how real PORKY Scratchings are made. The Porkmeister, pictured here with MD David Openshaw, also invited us to be guests at one of “The Two Mikes” theatre shows, which are receiving rave reviews all over the UK.

Sir Roger Moore Is a Fan!

  02 December 2016

We were pleasantly surprised to learn that 007 Sir Roger Moore is a fan of our pork scratchings. He has tweeted us on a couple of occasions with this photo being the most recent:

New Scampi Bites

  01 October 2016

Our latest new launch is a tangy Scampi & Lemon flavour corn snack which will soon have you hooked. Available immediately for you to buy in Asda, we hope you will soon be seeing our Capt Scampi character smiling at you from the shelves of other supermarkets, pubs, farm shops and delis/cafes.

New Improved Recipe

  01 September 2016

With a new recipe and a new pack design we are expecting big things from Pub Original Pork Crackling. Look out for this eye catching bag down the beer aisle in your local Asda or Tesco

Great Food & Drink Festival

  05 January 2016

Thousands visited Nottingham Castle over the bank holiday weekend (including a couple of local celebrities) to sample & enjoy a huge range of culinary delights. The Openshaws stand was a huge success with the new Gastro range proving to be a big hit

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