Anyone that has read my previous blog posts will know I am a huge fan of Brockleby’s Pies. They featured in my Christmas foodie guide last year and also I have featured them in various round ups of food festivals too.
Based just outside Melton Mowbray, Brockleby’s Pies are third generation farmers and produce their own beef from a herd of Longhorn Cattle. All other ingredients for their pies are sourced from a 30 mile radius of their base.
Now Brockleby’s have branched out to offer their very own ‘Piedrop’ service. Just visit the Piedrop website, order and it’s delivered straight to your door on either a Friday or Saturday. Perfect for the weekend. You also get a free pie on your first order!
There are 18 pies to choose from so there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a classic minced beef and potato pie (The Northerner) or maybe fancy a salmon and broccoli pie (The Summer Isles) or maybe even a sweet pie like the apple and cinnamon (Issac’s Apple) there is something to tantilise your tastebuds. Go wild, try something new.
Jay is the local PieDropper if you live in an NG postcode. They also deliver to LE, NN, DE, LU and MK postcodes. So if you are in Derbyshire or Leicestershire you can still get your pies delivered.
My favourite pie has to be the ‘Ali Baa Baa Pie’ (previously called the Moroccan Lamb pie) and it contains tender pieces of matured mutton slowly cooked to an authentic North African recipe, spiced with aromatic ras-el-hanout and sweetened with dried apricot. Huge chunks of lamb covered in a fragrant gravy, encased in a golden delicious pastry. There is the option to opt for a gluten free version too! I adore this pie and the lack of food festivals happening this year made me sad, not least because it can be difficult to find Brockleby’s unless you really search. Now that it can come straight to my door, it means that I never need to worry about running out.
I also tried the new vegan pie, Vegan Munch. It contains curried sweet potato and chickpeas, cooked in a blend of spices and combined with peas and dried apricot to create a delicately spiced filling. It was much spicier than I expected it to be, with a lot more flavour than other vegan pies on the market. I will be honest, I was sweating by the end of it but it was a really tasty, well filled pie.
The pies arrive frozen and can be popped in the freezer for a later date, or cooked from frozen. Its a minimum £20 for free delivery and with vegan, veggie and gluten free options you are sure to find something you like. You are also supporting an independent business each time you order, and that’s a really nice feeling too!
*I was given two free pies in exchange for the review. As you can see from posts dating back to 2016 I already love Brockleby’s pies so this was a lovely treat.