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 …

Leave it to Leavers

British Pies

It took longer than I’d hoped for to return to Leavers bakers in Blackburn. Local lockdown measures had been imposed and by the time my second visit came around the friendly staff were all wearing face coverings. The day was an unfortunately typical grey, dreary, damp, mid Lancashire day, and I nearly opted for the …

Out Roving Near Rovers

British Pies

I spotted a small bakery while I was passing the home of Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park.  Leavers Bakery, and when I entered two pies caught my eye.  A Chicken and Bean pie, which was sold out on this occasion and a Butter Pie. Now the only place I have heard of a Butter Pie before …

I’m Going To Haffner Have A Pie

British Pies

As our lockdown restrictions relax and we venture further afield, I decided, while driving through Burnley, to stop at a well-respected butcher I’d been made aware off. George Haffner Foods is located on Keirby Walk near the bus station and during this period of shop closures it was an oasis in quite a deserted scene. …

Pies up! It’s D.T.Law

British Pies

As mentioned previously with lockdown restrictions easing slightly it was time to venture out for another time on pie foraging missions and join the very British pastime of queueing to gain entrance again to D.T. Law on Blackburn Road in Helmshore. The steak pie I ate last time was added to my shopping list, but …

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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