mob1I seem to have gone overboard praising some of the better pies in the book the last few weeks, well today I thought I’d cover one of life’s little disappointments. Mobberley is a posh little place situated equidistant between two wealthy Cheshire towns, Knutsford and Wilmslow. 

I was working nearby with a limited lunch window and decided to give this one a bash based on its proximity rather than recommendation. After driving past Jodrell Bank and getting lost alongside massive houses and ultimately doing a three point turn in someone’s excessively long driveway I eventually found this little, bustling shop complete with bubble van outside.

There’s a lot going on here and with hindsight, the chicken madras pie would have been a better option but as this was early on in my mission I sought out the meat and potato. My initial reaction was that it was either very small or a long, long way away and the latter proved to be the case.

Nothing wrong with the pie at all, just that it would have taken about three of them to do the job properly. I hope the Lynch Mobb of Mobberley don’t come after me when they read my scathing review.


aHEM…..apologies, small pies make me mad….


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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

No.33 Dorset Blue Vinney Pork Pie

No.34 Purbeck Smokie

No.35 Thomas Bakery of Ulverston

No.36 Thomas of Malmesbury Steak and Stilton

No.37 Yorkes Peppered Steak

No.38 Glovers Butter Pie

No.39 Pound Bakery Chicken Chip Shop Curry Pie

No.40 Dawsons Meat and Potato Pie

No.41 Clarks of Cardiff

No.42 Clarks of Bristol