Big Isn’t Always Better

British Pies

Venue: Manning’s, 33 Deardengate, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 5QN Facebook Site: Manning’s Bakers & Confectioners Pie: Mini Pork Pie Temperature as eaten: Cold Rating: 8.9 Manning’s Bakers and Confectioners of Rossendale have twelve shops across the North West of England, mostly in the Rossendale Valley, but all sandwiched between the M62 and the M65.  The one …

Cissy’s Hand Raised Pie

British Pies

Venue: Cissy Greens, 30 Deardengate, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 5QJ Facebook Site: Cissy Greens Bakery Pie: Hand Raised Meat Pie (aka Cissy Greens Growler) Temperature as eaten: Hot Rating: 9.2   What a great way to end British Pie Week! It’s been a great week with some great pies eaten and reviewed. We hope you’ve enjoyed …

Spotted in Rochdale

British Pies

Venue: Smith’s Bakers and Confectioners, 764 Manchester Rd, Rochdale .  OL11 3AW Facebook Site: Smiths Bakers and Confectioners Pie: Meat and Potato Temperature as eaten: Hot Rating: 8.0 Smith’s Bakers and Confectioner is another one of those places that you pass by in the car regularly and say to yourself, “I must stop one day and …

Locked down? Bake a Pie!

Home Made Pie

So here we are again.  Locked down in the UK for the third time and the likelihood that we’ll be twiddling our fingers and toes until at least the middle of March then there is clearly plenty of time to experiment a little and bake your own pies. That, is exactly what I decided 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 …

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 …

Food Paradise on the A3052 (Part 3 of 3)

British Pies

Venue: Greendale Farm Shop, Sidmouth Road, Nr Farringdon, Exeter. EX5 2JU Website: Greendale.com Pie: Okemoor’s Chicken Tikka Pie Temperature as eaten: Hot Pie Score: 8.7     So here we are, the last of my three reviews on pies that I purchased from the Greendale Farm Shop on a recent trip to Devon.  The pie …

Food Paradise on the A3052 (Part 2 of 3)

British Pies

Venue: Greendale Farm Shop, Sidmouth Road, Nr Farringdon, Exeter. EX5 2JU Website: Greendale.com Pie: Tom’s Spiced Cauliflower, Spinach and Lentils Temperature as eaten: Hot Pie Score: 9.2 Category of Pie: Bakery Pies   I mentioned in a previous review how I’d had to take a quick trip to Devon and on the way back home …

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