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Clark’s Original Pies

Posted in Features by thesandwichclub on March 11, 2011

As we approach the final few days of British Pie week, we felt there was one company in Cardiff that needed to be celebrated. Today’s final leg of the sandwich clubs pie journey ended with a trip to one of the Clark’s Pies bakeries. It’s worth reading the history behind the development of the company that dates back to 1909 and the heritage of the brand is still prominent in today’s product.

Choosing to visit the shop on Cowbridge Road, it has a minimal aesthetic with a small menu that consists of the Clark’s Original large or small pie, served either hot or cold. The prices are very welcoming and the most expensive pie is a Clark’s Original large hot pie for £1.10.

These pies have remained relatively unchanged from the original recipe and are immediately recognisable by the substantial shortcrust pastry finish. On this trip the sandwich club order several Clark’s Original large hot pies with a beef filling and gravy base.

Very excited about our purchases we head to a park close to the shop and sit down on a bench ready for consumption. With a slight chill in the air, the warmth of the pies was certainly welcomed. The buttery shortcrust pastry is the perfect casing for the warm beef filling that is equally tasty. It’s easy to see why the recipe has remained unchanged. Clark’s Pies is a Cardiff institution and it is definitely worth taking a trip to one of their shops to experience the true heritage and sample one damn fine pie.


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