Brace yourself for a Treat

British Pies

Threlkeld, near Keswick, is for many people the starting point for an amble up Blencathra or Clough Head and then a few drinks in the handful of pubs after the descent, but it is also home to The Pie Mill. I had been reading their history and was drawn to the fact that “The Pie …

Pie Porterage Please

British Pies

Well, that oft quoted saying, “I’ll be back” was made when I last visited Roy Porters Butchers at Chatburn near Clitheroe, and true to my word I managed a trip up there just this last week.  It’s not necessary to describe the directions to Roy Porters – all you have to do is get to …

A Spring Inn My Step

British Pies

Venue: The Spring Inn, 83 Broad Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 4PR Website Site: The Spring Inn Pie: Cheese and Onion Temperature as eaten: Hot Score: 9.0 Just before Lockdown V2, I decided it was about time I reviewed one of the best Cheese and Onion pies I’ve ever eaten.  Not quite as good as my mother’s …

Like Grandma Used To Make

British Pies

I’ve been able to spend a bit of time in North Yorkshire before the ‘tiers’ of the COVID clown enforced more essential movement restrictions.  Great Ayton, a small village just north of Stokesley and just south of Middlesbrough was my base for exploring.  A village with two butchers! One, Stokesley Butchers, had provided my lunch …

Jet Setting

British Pies

The only mistake I made was to have a starter. That was very apparent as soon as my main course arrived “Jet’s Steak and Kidney Pie”. There was enough to feed me for a couple of days and every bit of it looked (and tasted) magnificent! The Jet Miners Inn is in the village of …

Stocktaking in Stokesley

British Pies

Getting ready for a walk in the last warm days of summer I wandered up Great Ayton High Street finding Stokesley Butchers.  With a whole range of pies on offer I chose the Turkey and Ham. It was the perfect size to fit in my backpack for a snack while walking round Roseberry Topping, a.k.a. …

Hazy School Days

British Pies

In the current world of 1 metre, 2 metre, rule of six, masks, self-isolation, there is still one constant.   Homemade and Butcher’s pies! With this in mind, I headed to Chatburn near Clitheroe, where I had heard good things about their Cheese and Onion Pies, amongst other variants. I had read that the praise included …

Storming The Castle Inn

British Pies

Venue: Castle Inn, 72 Eastbourne Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex. BN24 6HS Website Site: Castle Inn Pie: Steak, Mushroom & Ale Temperature as eaten: Hot I’ve only just discovered the delights of the East Sussex Coast and I have to say I’ve sort of fallen in love with the area.  On a last-minute break, my wife and I booked …

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