National Pie Week: Nine of the best places to get a pie in Norfolk
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Celebrate National Pie Week by heading down to one of these locations and grabbing yourself a tasty treat:
• Bray's Cottage, various stockists across Norfolk
If you like pork pies, you'll want to get yourself down to one of Bray's Cotttage's stockists as soon as possible and try one of their fabulous creations. Made with locally sourced ingredients, the pies feature high quality pork reared in North Norfolk and a blend of herbs and spices that are encased in a hot water crust pastry which lends a biscuit-like quality to the snack. A range of flavours are available, including onion marmalade, chilli and chorizo, however no matter which option you go for, you won't find any jelly inside.
• Shelley's Pie and Mash Shop, Cromer
Considered one of the best places to eat in the country by Best of England, an independent online travel guide, Shelley's Pie and Mash Shop serves traditional London-style pie and mash alongside a selection of others with a more modern twist. Quirky pies available include mushroom and spinach with white truffle oil and hazelnuts, fish pie filled with pollack, smoked haddock, salmon and Cromer crab as well as chicken, spring onion, white wine and thyme.
• Flaming Galah: The Aussie Pie Stop, Norwich
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Located on Ber Street in Norwich, this pie stop serves up a range of homemade pies between Tuesday to Saturday. Featured on their menu are pies such as The Brekkie, a breakfast pie filled with sausage, bacon, egg and tomato (vegetarian option available), The Grill, a pie filled with Thai chicken satay and peanut sauce and The Flaming Galah, which contains spicy beef panang curry. Prices start at £3.
• Walsingham Farms Shop, Walsingham
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A tasty selection of pies are available from the Walsingham Farms Shop Deli, made fresh in their kitchen and filled to the brim with great locally sourced ingredients, vegetables and meats from the shop's butchery. Their scrummy selection includes classics like chicken and ham and steak and kidney.
• The Rumsey Wells, Norwich
The Rumsey Wells on St Andrews Street is known for serving Pieminister's award-winning creations and runs a special 2-4-1 offer on the tasty treats each Monday between 6-9pm. Their menu includes Deer Stalker, a wild British venison pie with dry cured bacon, red wine and green lentils and the Heidi, which is packed with Somerset goats' cheese, sweet potato, spinach and red onion. A range of oven top pies are also available.
• The Fur and Feather Inn, Woodbastwick
Head out to The Fur and Feather Inn for a traditional pub lunch, with steak, mushroom and ale pie on the menu, as well as a chestnut mushroom, kale and butternut squash option for veggies. Then wash down the comfort food with a pint of Woodforde's real ale from the Brewery Tap on site - pie and a pint, the perfect combo!
• Pie and Pea Stall, Great Yarmouth Market
If you're in the Great Yarmouth area (or to be honest, even if you're not) make sure you pop by the market and order yourself a pie and mushy peas, served with mint sauce. Reviewers on TripAdvisor are especially taken with this stall, a great alternative to the traditional fish and chips offered at the coast, with many commenting on how they come back time and time again to get their fix.
• Humble Pie, Burnham Market
Opened in 1980, Humble Pie began as a home-cooked food shop and today has been described as one of the 10 best delicatessens in the country outside of London. Small in size, but big in reputation this shop contains a delicious range of pies and tarts made by Paul.
• Carrow Road, Norwich
You can't beat a pie at half-time of a football match and when it comes to local football Carrow Road is the place to go. Cheer on the Canaries while wolfing down one of their offerings, which includes a particularly popular chicken balti pie.
• Where's your favourite place to get a pie? Let us know in the comments below.