corfecastleAs I’m a third of the way through this little appetiser now, I perhaps need to iterate that the pies featured in this blog are not necessarily the best 100 I had, and they are featured in NO PARTICULAR ORDER as they say on those cheap gameshows you people seem to like watching.

They might be, they might not. I just dip into my pie archives and see what comes out…..if you want the full story then you need to buy the book. Go on, it’s only a tenner and it’ll give you literally minutes of amusement.

One of the chaps off Twitter (@john_neptune) tipped me off about this lot. He advised off driving to Bridport though as it’s in his words “way out west” and it takes forever to get anywhere in Dorset.


A recurring penchant throughout the book was me was staring at two points on a map and thinking “nah I can do that in an hour”. In a helicopter maybe. I did eventually traverse past the stunning Jurassic coastline and beautiful Lyme Regis sometime later but on this occasion I had to seek out Bridport’s stockists.

So it was that I found myself rolling up at a general store underneath the perilously tall hills leading to Corfe Castle on a furiously warm day. The Bridport Gourmets were big old pies, probably one to share and given the temperature I decided to opt for a smaller Pork and Dorset Blue Vinney pie. Blue Vinney being a type of cheese.

A delightful oval shape, crisp crust (complete with map of Dorset) and whereas the hit isn’t immediate, when the cheese arrives, it hits you in the face like a block of melting Camembert. One to savour indeed.


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

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

100 days of Pie:

No.1 Rounds of Prestons

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

No.20 Elliotts of Northampton

No. 21 Lathams of Southport

No.22 The Killie Pie

No.23 Galloways Meat and Potato Pie

No.24 Pooles Pies

No.25 Aulds Steak & Haggis Pie

No.26. M.Newitt & Sons

No.27. Sakers Mexican Chilli

No.28 Ludlow Fidget Pie

No. 29 Percy Turner’s Growler

No.30 Hollingworth Bakery

No.31 Greggs Meat and Potato Pie

No.32 Foodcraft Fish & Chips