Sunday, 12 March 2017

British Pie Week 2017 - Day Seven

As British Pie Week draws to a close, we’ve got one important message for pie fans: “A pie is for life, not just British Pie Week!” For as much as we promote British Pie Week – especially having become the unofficial home of British Pie Week this year – we know that pies are far too good to celebrate just one week of the year! How the Americans just have a “National Pie Day” I do not know – but British Pie Week is just the start of things for us!

And so while our Leeds Pie Tour, which we started yesterday and continued into today, wraps up another busy but highly enjoyable Pie Week, we’re delighted that so many people have tweeted, emailed and got involved with us and our pie antics this British Pie Week! The reaching of 600,000 page views on Thursday was amazing, and passing 10,000 page views in British Pie Week by Friday morning was great too!

And today we celebrated having 2,500 followers on twitter, who are (hopefully) enjoying all our pie-fueled tweets! We’ve certainly been filling their twitter feed with more pies, puns and pie photos than ever before, and have loved the engagement we’ve had with pie fans across the world!

Remember, just because British Pie Week is ending, there is no need to cut back on the pies and not celebrate next week (and the week after, and the week after that) with even more pies and puns! We’ll be trying to get through our pie review backlog and giving you even more suggestions for what to buy and what not to buy in the world of pie - with over 600 pies now rated on the world's leading pie review blog!

So thanks for stopping by to read about pie – and we hope you’ll enjoy pies and our pie blog throughout the year, until British Pie Week 2018!!!

#LeedsPieTour – Day Two

With so many pies consumed on day one of our #LeedsPieTour, it was always going to be a hard act to follow! But we kicked off the morning with three more fruit pies from Piebury Corner, which we had picked up in London on Friday. Having had the Apple and Blackcurrant on Saturday morning, Sunday morning consisted of Cherry Pie, Blueberry Pie and the old classic, Apple Pie! All three slipped down well, with all three Pierateers commenting on their enjoyment of the lovely crisp top pastry and decent fruit chunks inside. The condition was pretty good – a slight uneven bake but nice and golden. The pies at Piebury are quite shallow – a quite unique shape and size – but boy do they fill the hole! A fruit pie like those definitely ticked the boxes and we’ll give them all a full pie rating soon!

Sadly Leeds only have a Corn Exchange, not Pie Exchange
We then headed into Leeds centre for a brief wander round, checking out a few of the sights and spotting the Pieminister store just a stone’s throw from The Corn Exchange shopping centre. We briefly popped in to speak to the staff there – having already actually eaten a couple of Pieminister pies the previous day – and find out how British Pie Week had been for them. They had had a lot of traffic from pie fans the last week following their £5 pie and mash meal deal, which was great to hear as we generally rate the Pieminister brand highly.

Then we “hopped” over to The Hop pub under the arches of Leeds Railway Station, part of the Granary Wharf shopping area. We’d heard good things about the pies there – and in particular their “pie, mash, peas and drink for a fiver” pie meal deal! It sounded too good to be true, but as advertised online they were indeed doing this pie meal deal for just five of your English Pounds!

We couldn’t resist and tried a few of their pie range there (making sure to avoid the pasties also on sale!) as well as taking a few home with us to try later! The pies we tried in the pub – a Steak and Ale pie and Chicken Curry pie – were both highly commended and we’ll see how well they rate on the 7 Cs of pie rating soon!

It’s now time for us to say farewell to Leeds, and start writing up some of these pie reviews we’ve been too busy eating more pies to write! Fortunately that’s one of the benefits of a long train journey home. Thanks for having us Leeds – it’s been a pie-leasure!!!

See what the Pierateers have been up to this British Pie Week in our daily Pie Diary articles:

Day One – Monday 6th March 2017
Day Two – Tuesday 7th March 2017
Day Three – Wednesday 8th March 2017
Day Four - Thursday 9th March 2017
Day Five - Friday 10th March 2017
Day Six - Saturday 11th March 2017
Day Seven - Sunday 12th March 2017

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