NATIONAL PIE WEEK AT REDHOUSE 4th – 10th
It’s British Pie week and what better way to celebrate than to visit Redhouse and experience our wonderland of Pie and Ale?
A true British classic, the pie is one of the nation’s favourite menu choices.
A Brief History of Pie
The humble pie dates back to around 2000 BC and is believed to originate from the Egyptians. It wasn’t until the 12th Century, however, that the pie found its way into our mainstream cuisine.
The original English mince pies, made from chopped meat and dried fruit, are a somewhat acquired taste to those of us brought up on the sweet mince version.
The Americans originally treated the pastry top of a piesimply as a cover to hold the filling to be discarded prior to eating. Fortunately, this outrageous practice never caught on in Britain!
60% of people eat at least 2 pies a month
75 million pies a month eaten in the UK
The top two favourite pies are chicken & mushroom alongside steak & ale
Pies feature in the top 5 selling dishes of both mains and desserts
Pies can also be referred to as pasty, turnover or patty
58% of pub customers consider ordering pie when they are having a meal in a pub