Welcome to Lords the Caterers
Lords are a 4th generation Family Business who have been catering for functions for almost 85 years.
What we do –
- Event Catering
- Afternoon teas
- Family party’s
- Formal occasions
- Famous potato pie
We provide a personalised service with high quality catering for all occasions and budgets. Catering for group sizes from ten to five-hundred people, all freshly prepared on our own premises! Our corporate catering clients are as diverse as local authorities, industrialists, high street banks and sports clubs.
At Lords we can offer you Waiter Service by uniformed staff, Collection or Delivery – just ask and we can provide what you need. We have New purpose built kitchens to prepare your food in a clean modern environment. And we are very proud of our Scores on the doors Food Hygiene Top Rating of 5.
Lords Caterers were established in 1934.
There will only be a few people in the area who haven’t sampled food prepared and served by Lords the Caterers, based in Whitworth near Rochdale. The company is now run by the fourth generation family. The present family team consists of the late great Fred Lord’s daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Gordon Brownlie, and grandson and granddaughter-in-law Alex and Emma Brownlie. Millie Lord started the business in a small confectioners shop premises in Whitworth in 1934. Son Fred Lord transferred to larger premises in 1952 to the 3 story ex Co-op bakery in Whitworth expanding his growing catering business.
The move will enable us to provide a variety of outside catering services from elegant buffets, to delicious banquets and gourmet hot meals not forgetting our famous ‘Potato Pie Supper’. Some of the prestigious clientele Lords have served are Her Majesty the Queen, Princess Margaret and Pope John Paul, together with a trio of Prime Ministers including Harold Wilson, Edward Heath and John Major. We continue to serve many modern celebrities amongst them Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Barry McGuigan MBE, William Roache MBE, Bet Lynch, Sam Aston and many other members of the Coronation Street cast. On speaking at a function at a local Football Club Uri Geller demonstrated his skill by bending our spoons.
The company’s second venue The Rose n Bowl carvery in Stacksteads is another growing success as home of the world famous Gravy Wrestling Championship and winner of Rossendale Pub of the year in 2010. We are always happy discuss your requirements and offer a bespoke service either at The Rose & Bowl or at your own venue.