British Pies


This one-day course is ideal for those who love nothing more than tucking into a traditional British meat pie. Join our expert butcher Chris Moorby to learn how to produce handcrafted British pies at home.

By the end of the day you’ll have the practical skills, knowledge and confidence to create the homemade pastry and the tasty, savoury fillings that together make a truly great British pie.

Chris and Tom will share both their extensive knowledge of the butchery industry and their pastry skills with you, giving you the chance to turn your hand to making:

  • Suet pastry
  • Short crust pastry
  • Rough puff pastry
  • Hot water crust pastry
  • Chicken and mushroom pie
  • Steak and kidney pie
  • Steak and ale pie
  • Traditional hand-raised pork pie.

You’ll be able to take home a selection of your own hand-crafted products.The School of Artisan Food makes a conscious effort to reduce waste and packaging. We welcome students to bring their own containers to transport their food home. Learn more here ...

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as a buffet style lunch prepared by our team of chefs. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided.

'Without a doubt the entire day was outstanding, from the warm and friendly welcome at reception, quality (and quantity!) food to keep us going throughout the day and absolutely first class teaching from Rich Summers and Chris Moorby. I'm already planning to save up to try another course!'


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Sat 12th Jan 2019

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Fri 8th Feb 2019

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Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Duration: 1.0 day(s)

Cost: £195.00

Subjects: Butchery, Baking, Cooking


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Customer Reviews

Allison Whitehead
I thoroughly enjoyed the British Pies course recently attended. Our tutors for the day, Rich and Chris were friendly, knowledgeable people who made the day fun and informative. As someone who wasn't just there to learn to bake but was doing so as a business proposition, they also provided information and ongoing support to me as I embark on my new business venture. The fruits of our labour on the day were absolutely delicious and I took one pork pie to my local pub - no one would believe me that I'd made it and not bought it locally! I'd also like to thank the support and kitchen staff at the School - the Roast Beef Dinner was absolutely top notch - not your usual limp buffet as some inferior establishments do, or ask you to eat your own creation so you don't have anything to take home and show off. My time on this course has inspired me to think about coming again and extending my baking repertoire!

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