Category Archives: Our Story

Taste The Difference, Try a Bison Pie!

A bison out at grass

Taste the difference, try a bison pie! Whilst we offer customers the best possible ingredients, we aim also to offer you special pies in both taste and name.  Cue The Penguin Pie, The Beaver Pie and more recently our bison pie, The Ruffalo Buffalo, to name just a few!! With one of the five bison […]

Say (deeply filled handmade) Pies!

A picture paints a thousand words! This is never more true than when capturing the mouth watering qualities of deeply filled award-winning handmade pies. Our twenty six strong range of pies is expanding rapidly requiring an update and addition to the images on our website! Time to commission some fresh pie pictures including our popular […]

The Power of Pie Pastry Flour

You could be forgiven for overlooking the power of pie pastry flour in a Brockleby’s pie but, what would your plate of delicious and nutritious filling be without it? With provenance uppermost in our minds, we carefully choose our suppliers from within a 30 mile radius of The Bakery. We apply this ethos to the […]

Traditional beef farming and our Hereford suckler herd

Traditionally farmed Hereford Mother and Calf grazing on green pasture

Traditional beef farming with our Hereford suckler herd is what we do, alongside making pies of course! It’s a family affair, as it is with many farmers in the UK. The Jalland family has been farming in the Vale of Belvoir for over 500 years! We rear our own beef on the farm at Swan […]

A Silver Spoon of Sugar in Brockleby’s Fruit Dessert Pies

The Very Merry Berry Fruit Dessert Pie with berry fruit tumbling from its delicious pastry case served with a little piped cream

Lovers of fruit dessert pies handmade by Brockleby’s will know that they do not taste artificially sweet or even overly sweet. It is sometimes necessary, on a batch by batch basis, to adjust the tastes and sweetness with a little help from Silver Spoon’s infamous sugar. Regular readers of The Slice will know that we […]

Essential equipment when making a Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

When making a Melton Mowbray pork pie the essential equipment is a dolly! What exactly is a dolly in the world of pork pies? You don’t need to be a connoisseur to know there is a world of difference in making pork pies by hand versus mass production. What is their role in making a […]

Salmon and Penguin ‘Tales’ from The Bakery!

Stuart delivering fish to The Bakery

The Great British Food Awards in 2020 saw our Summer Isles Salmon pie receive the prestigious accolade ‘highly commended’ in the Savoury Bakes and Pie category.  This was especially pleasing as the judge was none other than Raymond Blanc, Chef and Owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. Commendations such as this give cause for celebration for […]

What is the real meaning of Food Provenance?

Food provenance is the term we use to describe the origins of our food such as where it has been grown, raised or caught. Additionally, it provides us with an understanding of how our food has been produced and transported. The different farming methods used to produce our food certainly affects the overall quality and […]

Our NEW and IMPROVED Packaging!

Here at Brockleby’s Pies, we have been working on some new and exciting things. With the imminent reopening of the Bakery Shop on the 1st September, we thought it would be a fantastic idea to revamp the packaging of our pie boxes! We love the new packaging and hope you do too! From Old to […]

Woolcool and Wool Returns

Woolcool started with the aim of finding ways in which farmers could get more value out of their farms and livestock – around the time of the foot-and-mouth disease. Sheep have been around since roughly 9000 BC. Surviving because their outer fleece being able to adapt to whatever the climate. This is why their wool […]