Monday, 22 November 2010

Feast of a Pie

I'd heard The Sun Inn at Red Dial near Wigton in Cumbria was a great place to stop for a hearty meal so I popped in when I was passing yesterday.
Its perched on the brow of a hill with views over The Solway Firth towards Scotland.
When I ordered The Homemade Steak & Kidney Pie I asked what it was served with and the barmaid replied with a laugh.. 'everything'.
She wasn't kidding either.
It was served on a plate with peas and mushrooms.
Then another two trays arrived: one with a pile of real chips and the other with new potatoes, carrots and cabbage.
The pie itself was very similar to the Fray Bentos experience in taste and pastry but on a larger scale and for under £8 it can't be ignored as it really is great value for money.
Its a little out of the way for most of us Yorkshire folk, even at that price but if you are passing near Wigton (between Cockermouth and Carlisle), you will struggle to find anywhere that offers a dish of that size and price. It gets an overall 6.

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