Dickinson & Morris Fruit topped Pork Pie

When you visit Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton Mowbray, they always have the stella triumvirate of geographically protected classic pork pies (D&M, Mrs King’s and Walkers) on display. However, they also have a range of other speciality pies. I once picked up a creamy chicken and white pie for just a quid which was fantastic, and of course,

Brockleby’s Wild Beaver Pie

Upon returning from the British Pie Awards in Melton Mowbray, we called in at Brockleby’s of Melton Mowbray to pick up some pies. After reviewing The Northerner a while back, I have since been ploughing gainfully through the rest of them. I really enjoyed their Cocky Leeky Pie (Chicken & Leek) and the details have been sent off for inclusion

Project Pies Pork Pie

Allow me to introduce you to Project Pies Nottingham. They are, as the name implies, only available in the Nottingham area currently but they surely have a bigger future if there is any justice in the world. As it happens, I was sort of passing there on the way back from the British Pie Awards in Melton Mowbray. I had

March 16th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bakewell Tart Shop Steak and Ale Pie

We spent Christmas in Bakewell this year, away with family and my eldest daughter is obsessed with Bakewell tarts. I didn’t have the heart to tell her, that the locals would be less than impressed by her choosing a tart over a Bakewell pudding, but the little lady gets what the little lady wants. Of course, it is pure coincidence

February 23rd, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Morecambe Football Club Chicken and Ham Pie

Pies and football go together hand in hand, but football is big business these days. This means that many clubs go down the route of using one of a handful of big pie manufacturers to fulfil their catering services, which does mean that football pies can be a touch overpriced and generic at many places. One football club that has

Westwell’s Meat and Potato Pie (RIP)

The sad part about refreshing my database, as I continue to collate my new book, is finding out that so many fine, traditional bakers have fallen by the wayside. Sure, new entrants have come along. Lockdown, in particular, for all it’s drawbacks, has given lots of people the chance to seize an opportunity that they might never have taken, to

January 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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