I made several trips to marvellous Barrow during the course of the book, it turns out that the longest cul de sac in the world is a veritable pie hotbed.
The half dozen or so pie purveyors present in the peninsula all lay claim to make the best meat and potato pie, so what to make of Thomas the Bakers of nearby Ulverston?
To start off with they have a big plaque on the wall stating they have won the “Best Football Pie 2013” award, a promising opening gambit. The girl serving is marvellously helpful and patient despite some old crone mithering her and attempting to jump the queue whilst I’m being served.
As for the pie, well it’s absolutely textbook. A small porthole in the top giving way to a delightful aroma and an exceptionally packed to capacity pie displaying the traditional layered sliced potato Barrow style. It’s absolutely heaving with hearty goodness and reasonably priced at £1.40 for a generous portion of perfectly encased potato pie.
There’s no doubting Thomas makes a good pie. See what I did there? I thank yew…..
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You’ll receive it in as soon as I’ve finished my pie!