elliotts4What happened here was that I tried repeatedly to get in touch with Dunkleys, a champion pie maker around these parts but when I eventually did they were a touch rude to me on the phone. 

My ire was further stirred by the fact that sometime last year Wetherspoons took their pies off the menu (as indeed it is Dunkleys that used to supply them). To this very day, all you can get in that fine bastion of Britishness and knock down ale prices that is a Wetherspoons is a steak pudding. SHOCKING ISN’T IT.

So having given up on Dunkleys and given up on Wetherspoons, I ventured to this butchers in the village of Kislingbury and all they had on show were massive growlers.

I’ve not quite worked out whether Northampton is in the Midlands, South East or East Anglia but what I do know is that this massive pork pie definitely takes it steer from the Melton pork pie style: Coarse, large and spicy. Yum yum. And yes there really is an Elliotts Butchers, Corrie fans!

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 

No.10 Potts Pies

No.11 Scouse Pie

No.12 Dickinson & Morris Creamy Chicken Pie

No.13 Plested Pies of Southampton

No.14 Haffners Meat and Potato Pie

No.15 Treflach Farm Pork & Apple Pie

No.16 TJ Parry-Jones & Daughters

No.17 Wienholts Steak Pie

No.18 Peggys of Ambleside

No.19 Crusty Pie Company