A selection of the best pies in Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 11:00 03 March 2015 | UPDATED: 23:12 21 October 2015
Lancahire has always had a proud history of pie making and pie munching, here’s a selecion of some of the best in the county
Shirley credits her success to her simple recipes, good ingredients including Pilling potatoes and eggs as well as cheese from Dewlay.
Highlights from her extensive menu include Steak and kidney made with chunks of British beef steak with lambs kidney slowly cooked in a rich beef gravy and Cheese, onion and potato made with Dewlay mature cheddar cheese with Pilling potatoes, onions and butter
2 The Old Coal Yard, Hallgate Lane, Preesall FY6 OPJ www.shirleyspies.com
The Highwayman is one of five establishments in the stable of of Nigel Haworth’s The Ribble Valley Inns, it has gone strength to strength following a full refurbishment in June 2014.
They have a selection of seasonal pies on the menu including a chicken leg and ham pie, potato and onion pie, vegetarian shepherd’s pie and a speciality fish pie.
Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2RJ www.highwaymaninn.co.uk
Founded more than eighty years by Joseph Hall, the company is still supplying proper pies to the folk of Chorley, but now much further afield too, with the introduction of delivery vans
Firm favourites are meat and potato, cheese and potato and sausage rolls.
15 Eaves Lane, Chorley, PR6 OQA www.hallsbakery.co.uk
The iconic Lancashire bakers have been making pies for over 160 years, family favourites include Steak and Kidney, Chicken and Mushroom and the Meat Pie.
If you’ve grown up in Lancashire it’s highly likely you have eaten a Hollands pie at your local chippy. there are legends of an accompaniment called ‘pea wet’ in Wigan, which is an acquired taste to say the least.
Holland’s Pies, Baxenden. Accrington, BB5 2SA www.hollandspies.co.uk
The Real Thai Pie Company
A range of pies with a delicious Asian twist including vegetarian and vegan recipes as well as the Green Thai Vegetable Pie and the Massaman Curry Pie.
You can find them at various events across the region or you can order pie packages from their online shop.
Based in Adlington. Bowens have been making pies since 1994 the star attractions in their vast array of pies include a ten ich butter pie and their award winning Whist pies.
1-3 Babylon Lane, Adlington, Chorley, PR6 9NR www.bowenpies.co.uk
Berry's meat and potato pies have been a popular lunchtime meal for the people in the St Matthews area of Preston for generations.
Large queues form every weekday at 11.30 when the first batches leave the ovens, get there early though, when they are gone, they are gone.
209 New Hall Lane, Preston PR1 5XB
One of the seven establishments in the multi award winning Seafood Pub Company it’s fairly obvious they would have a cracking fish pie on the menu.
‘Our Fish Pie’ contains haddock, prawns, parsley sauce, mash and Lancashire cheese crumb.
The Assheton Arms Downham, Clitheroe, BB7 4BJ seafoodpubcompany.com/the-assheton-arms
The Parkers Arms
Located in the beautiful Forest of Bowland, The Parkers Arms has won national acclaim and is famous for their pie of the day encased in hand raised, hot water crust pastry.
Past fillings have included Bowland game and saltmarsh hogget; Jay Rayner had the venison and ground pork version on a recent visit.
Parkers Arms, Newton-in-Bowland, Nr Clitheroe, BB7 3DY www.theparkersarms.co.uk
What twitter thinks
@lancashirelife @Greenhalghs do a phenomenal butter pie!
@lancashirelife @ChorleyChitChat Whoever does a good Butter Pie gets my vote. When you can get them, @chorleyfc have particularly good ones.
@lancashirelife cottage bakery, crawshawbooth #bestpies #loveapie
@lancashirelife Hamlets in #Garstang; best ever, steak pie oh yes!
@lancashirelife Bowens in Adlington :)
@lancashirelife greenhalghs pies do best butter pie !
@lancashirelife May I stretch that to Cumbria? Classic steak pie, Harrison’s butchers, Cockermouth Main St. Stunning
@lancashirelife pork pies at Mitchell,s butchers on Lytham Road in Blackpool can not be beaten.
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