This year British Pie Week runs from the 5th – 11th March, giving you the perfect excuse (if you need it) to enjoy the classic pub dish. A pie and a pint* is one of the best loved combinations and we’ve come up with a list of seven pies on offer across our pub estate.
*Best served with a pint of Brains.
1. Goat Major, Cardiff
The award winning Wye Valley pie (former chef Adam Pavey, pictured left, won ‘Pub Pie Champion in 2010), is a firm favourite at the city centre pub. The pie features buttered chicken in a rich creamy sauce, new potatoes, leeks and asparagus and is topped with Tintern Abbey cheese and a puff pastry lid. Available as part of a daily changing menu, if it’s not on you could always try one of the 15 others, including rabbit pot pie, lamb and mint, and mutton and rosemary pie.
2. Yard, Cardiff
One of the best sellers, the homemade beef, stilton & Brains Black pie is available on the £5 lunchtime menu. Part of the daily changing menu, so best to call before to check that it’s on.
3. The Duke of Wellington, Cardiff
Swap the cheese and order a pork pie instead with your ploughman’s. Served with salad, pickles, apple, Reverend James chutney and sour dough bread. N.B. The Ploughman’s is available on the lunchtime menu, or the pork pie is served on its own as part of the evening nibbles menu.
4. Wenvoe Arms
Try a ‘Proper Pie’ at the recently refurbished pub. Made with handmade short crust pastry, you can choose from steak and kidney, steak and ale, or chicken and ham.
5. Lamb and Flag, Abergavenny
The homemade luxury pie is filled with chicken, leeks, mushroom & smoked bacon, and topped with puff pastry.
6. The Bell, Glangrwyney
The venison shepherd’s pie is served with mashed potato and seasonal roasted roots.
7. Piercefield, Chepstow
Swap savoury for sweet with a bramley apple pie with apple & blackberry ice cream at the recently refurbished pub.
For more information visit www.britishpieweek.com