There’s no doubt that this recent cold weather has got our thoughts turning to comfort food. How appropriate, then, that it’s British Pie Week from 5-11 March 2018 – giving a great excuse to indulge in the classic British dish, whichever side of the Solent you live.
Isle of Wight
Indulge yourself in the classic Pie and Mash at the Fishbourne Inn. This tranquil inn has fantastic sea views and is adjacent to our Fishbourne terminal (a perfect pit-stop if you’re just arriving or departing the Island). All weekend from Friday 9th – Sunday 11th March, they’ll have a variety of homemade sweet and savoury pies on offer.
At Vernon Cottage in Shanklin you can enjoy the traditional ‘Old Shanklin Pie‘ all year round – made with succulent, slowly roasted lamb. This tearoom and tavern is in the beautiful thatched village of Old Shanklin and is the finest ‘Cottage Orne’ style building on the Isle of Wight.
Isle of Wight Pies are hand-made using Brownrigg’s meat and poultry – from grass fed and free range animals. You can buy them individually to take away, or enjoy them onsite with mash at the Brownrigg Farm Shop and Café in Godshill.
The iconic Pie & Vinyl in Southsea attracts visitors from all over the country to sample tasty pies and browse the latest records. Expect quirky mis-matched crockery and amusing musical-themed pies all year round. Especially for British Pie Week, Pie & Vinyl are hosting a Master Cook Challenge, which you won’t want to miss.
The Bridge Tavern, on the edge of the historic Camber Dock in Portsmouth, will be serving a selection of delicious homemade pies during the week. Savour classic fillings like Steak and Ale naturally laced with a generous glug of Fuller’s ESB ale.
Enjoy a wander around historic Winchester and pop into Piecaramba – Enjoy yours as a Pie Meal with chilli minted mushy peas, creamy mash and gravy or liquor. Or slather your pie in crispy shallots and West Country cheddar and you’ve upgraded to a Pie & Mighty Meal.
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