potts1Some days when I went out and ate several pies I started to wonder about the psychology of what I was doing and whether my scoring would be impacted by timing of the pie. Naturally if I’m planning to eat three or four pies in a day it makes sense to skip breakfast, therefore I end up so hungry that the first pie of the day will always feel fantastic as I’m starving. 

Consequently by the time it comes to the last pie of the day I feel positively punch drunk and not quite as up for it and maybe my marking was reflecting this?

Anyway, the Potts Pie was definitely a “first pie of the day” and as with yesterday I contemplated just eating half but just couldn’t help myself.

I’ve no idea how amicable the split was but for many years Potts Pies used to sell award winning pies to Morecambe Football Club. Then of course Morecambe started to produce their own award winning pies which I’m sure I’ll cover later.

It certainly can’t be the quality of the pies that caused Potts to lose this contract as they are absolutely amazing, more likely a struggling lower division football club looking at different ways to bring in extra revenue.

Potts continue to thrive and prosper and one of the best things about their establishment is that they actually leave free pies on the counter for you to munch on while you’re waiting for the pie you ordering.


They do an impressive range of flavours but I devoured a meat and potato pie from Potts in record time. As big as a house brick but considerably tastier.

There’s another 313 pies like the above featured in Life of Pies. If you want to order a copy of the book for just £9.99 plus postage please click this link to order www.lifeofpies.co.uk/buy

You’ll receive it as soon as I’ve finished my pie!

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No. 2 Deacons of Westoning

No. 3 Murdochs Macaroni Pie

No. 4 Greenhalghs Vindaloo Pie

No. 5 Pieminster Shamrock Pie

No.6 The Crusty Cob

No.7 The French Oven Minced Beef and Mushy Peas Pie

No.8 The Rolling Pin

No. 9 Walkers Pork Pie