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Title: Butchers Pies
Post by: You on Aug 25, 2004, 18:53
Here is a subject which is very close to my heart because it's how I actually met my wife.  It's a long story so I won't go into it but Mrs Skem and myself are both fond of a nice butchers pie.

My wife favours the old pork pies which were sold by Coombses of Spennymoor (now closed), wheras I favour the steak pies from Forsters Butchers of Spennymoor.

Coates Butchers of Coxhoe does do very good sausages.

Can anyone recommend any good butchers in the area which do very good pies?

Please don't include Robson's Fresh Foods of Front Street Stanley.

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Title: Re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Lancelot on Aug 25, 2004, 22:40
Quote from: Arty Skem


Can anyone recommend any good butchers in the area which do very good pies?
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If you ever get as far as Great Ayton, between Middlesbrough and Stokesley try Petch's meat pies, on the main street. Noted in the press and on TV as top tasting.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Durham Forum on Aug 25, 2004, 22:43
Think i'll rename the Pub Grub board to Eating and put all these posts there. There seems to be enough to justify it.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: SAFC1BeerMonster on Aug 25, 2004, 22:51
Not sure about their pies but as you mentioned Coates of Coxoe, I have to say they do the best saveloy that I have ever tasted.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Bookworm on Aug 25, 2004, 23:47
I remember, when I was a first year apprentice at the training centre in Aycliffe (1982), we used to get Jim's pies delivered to the canteen. They were bl**dy lovely,washed down with a cup of tea. Sometimes we would run to Jim's factory unit, at lunchtime. There you could buy chips which were covered in the savoury mince and gravy that went into the pies.... Ooooh... I can taste it now! Those were the days.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: You on Aug 26, 2004, 06:42
Savoury mince on chips sounds nice.  I can almost taste it.

Strange but my wife says when she was a kid, her mother often used to make the family a meal of "mince on toast" which doesn't really conjour up the same sort of picture.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Chris on Aug 26, 2004, 13:57
You can't beat Coates' mince pies.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Chris on Sep 21, 2004, 13:56
Anybody get the pies from Taylors in Darlo? Some of them are very tasty. If you can't get to Darlo, then the chippy in Chilton do them too.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: tenerifejohn on Sep 21, 2004, 15:07
What about Morrell's pork pies?
York Road, Hartlepool.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: You on Sep 23, 2004, 11:06
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Taylors in Darlo


Whenever I'm in Darlo I always call there for a ham & chutney melt.  Basically a baguette, split down the middle, filled with roast ham and chutney and topped with molten cheese.  Yum!
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Chris on Sep 23, 2004, 11:13
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Whenever I'm in Darlo I always call there for a ham & chutney melt. Basically a baguette, split down the middle, filled with roast ham and chutney and topped with molten cheese. Yum!

Arty - they are fantastic aren't they? I usually eat at least one a week.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: You on Sep 23, 2004, 11:37
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Arty - they are fantastic aren't they? I usually eat at least one a week.


You lucky b*gger.  If I lived closer I'd probably have one a day!!!
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: You on Nov 27, 2004, 06:16
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Manners the butchers up Newgate Street


Was that the one which was opposite Burtons?  If yes, I remember it was a proper old fashioned butchers with beast hanging on hooks and sawdust on the floors.  All the butchers had bloodstained overallas and red flushed faces.  Wonderful!
Title: Re: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Bookworm on Nov 27, 2004, 16:32
Quote from: darklord39
Yes thats exactly the one . still rmember it well. and also on the subject of meat. i remember a little shop round Bondgate i think it was called Greggs Brothers they did the most amazing Pork dip sandwichs. Does anyone know if that is still there??


Yes, it's still there and the pork dips are still smashin'.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: purplelmet on Nov 29, 2004, 12:51
Got to say that the best pies I have had by a long way are courtesy of Blackwells, next to the green in Norton. Very , very nice,  great choice , all homemade, touch on the pricey side but quality costs.
As a special treat , try the Game Pie;  to die for !!!!!!!
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: PassingGhost on Dec 07, 2004, 10:25
Wakers, Simpasture Gate, Newton Aycliffe

All done on the premesis.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Doggie Lad on Jan 02, 2005, 17:53
I must say Taylors in Darlo, their pork pies are simply the best.  You can get them at the shop on Tudhoe Moor estate (lock your car though) or the Butchers down from the Shildon Crier office in Shildon. Sorry I can not for the life of me remember the name.  Even Doggie bakers opposite the co-op do a mean peppered steak slice now
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: osbega ethelwulf on Jan 02, 2005, 22:16
Coombes bridge pork pies were fantastic..thin hot-water crust pastry, jam-packed full of tasty pork and when you bit into them all the juice and jelly used to run out down your chin/top/trousers! One of the assistants was a hussy (according to local lore) and used to fondle the savaloys in a suggestive way if a decent looking chap came into the shop
Title: Re: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Bookworm on Jan 02, 2005, 22:29
Quote from: smudge
..... used to fondle the savaloys in a suggestive way if a decent looking chap came into the shop

Aaaahhh.... So that's why we have EU regulations on how "bent" bananas can be then ehhhh?
I've always wondered.
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Chris on Jan 17, 2005, 08:56
Bad news for fans of Taylors Ham and Cheese baguettes.... I went to get one the other day only to be told by the member of staff that they have stopped making them!
Title: Re: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Victoria Sponge on Jan 17, 2005, 12:18
[EU regulations on how "bent" bananas can be]

Tesco's have theirs labelled "Fun Size". Is that Allowed? :P
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: You on Jan 17, 2005, 12:43
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Bad news for fans of Taylors Ham and Cheese baguettes.... I went to get one the other day only to be told by the member of staff that they have stopped making them!


OH MY GOD!!!

We can't allow this to happen.

If you feel strongly, you can register your vote on this petition page.

www.saveourloveleyhamandcheesebaquetesnow.co.uk/petition
Title: Re: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: mr chips on Mar 02, 2005, 11:09
Quote from: purplelmet
Got to say that the best pies I have had by a long way are courtesy of Blackwells, next to the green in Norton. Very , very nice,  great choice , all homemade, touch on the pricey side but quality costs.

As a special treat , try the Game Pie;  to die for !!!!!!!






Well said... the bestest pies in the north east for sure



closely followed by the Bakery in Bellingham Northumberland who do a wicked steak pie stuffed to the max with steak



well worth the trip to both shops
Title: re: Butchers Pies
Post by: Stromboli on Mar 23, 2005, 00:40
Mince pies!

Bowmans on clyde terrace in spennymoor. I ave never, ever, tasted better!! I have taken loads of pies from butchers but carol bowmans are simply sooperb!

honest try 'em.
Title: Re: Butchers Pies
Post by: JonB on Mar 23, 2005, 11:14
Quote from: Lancelot
Quote from: Arty Skem


Can anyone recommend any good butchers in the area which do very good pies?
.

If you ever get as far as Great Ayton, between Middlesbrough and Stokesley try Petch's meat pies, on the main street. Noted in the press and on TV as top tasting.


I`ll second that Petch`s are the best and reasonably priced.

JonB