What makes our pies special
Not many places can say that they have had customers queuing down the high street for their premium artisan pies! But here at The Real Pie Company we can honestly say that is how the business started.
It all began over 20 years ago with a village butcher in the heart of West Sussex who wanted to make the best British hand crafted pies! We continue to follow that philosophy even today, offering you a great selection of pies, pasties, pastries and crumbles that have all been made with quality ingredients using our very own recipes.
Our philosophy is based around the simple premise of good quality ingredients coupled with ensuring the pies are full to the brim.
We are passionate about Pies! Every pie is hand crafted and ‘crammed to the crust’ with mouthwateringly tender chunks of meat encased in a hand finished puff pastry top and a shortcrust base.
We don’t give our pies silly names – we just call the pie by what we put in it.
Real Pies for Real Pie lovers!
Most pies use only shortcrust pastry but we find that the luxurious taste of a puff pastry top adds to the flavour and experience of eating our pies.
Most pies are made by machine – using a meat depositor that squirts the runny mix into the pastry. Our pies contain real chunks of meat that are too big to work in a depositor! All our pies are hand filled.
Our pies are always baked to order so are never more than a few days old! You won’t find our pies sitting on supermarket shelves for weeks.
We follow the same philosophy with our Sweet pies using large chunks of fresh fruit to give a tasty filling always ‘crammed to the crust’ inside a shortcrust pastry base and a puff pastry top.
Crammed To The Crust
When you pick up one of our Real Pies you will notice it feels heavy. That’s because it is ‘crammed to the crust’ with mouth wateringly tender chunks of meat in a rich gravy. You can’t hurry a masterpiece so the meat in our pies is slow cooked to make it succulent and tasty. It’s all wrapped up with a light puff pastry top and a shortcrust base to the original family recipe. But don’t take our word for it, try one today!