Burnley restaurant famous for world's most expensive meat pie celebrates British Pie Week with special menu
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Launching the special, pastry-laden menu in celebration of the humble and historic dish, The Fence Gate is rolling out and serving up a host of classics including steak and ale, cheese and onion, shepherd's pie, and fish pie. All these offerings are, however, somewhat eclipsed by the establishment's £8,195 - or £1,024-a-slice - meat pie, which is officially the world's most expensive.
“We have held the record for the world’s most expensive meat pie but, just to assure diners, while our pies will be some of the best quality you can buy in the country, they won’t cost the earth," said Kevin Berkins, owner of the Fence Gate Lodge and Inn. “We’ve got some fantastic pie dishes on the menu including a steak and blue cheese pie served with savoy cabbage and a choice of chips or mash, a Lancashire lamb hot pot, and a traditional favourite: a cheese and onion pie served with mushy peas, a jug of gravy, and a choice of chips or mash.”
The restaurant's pie menu has also lovingly paired classic pies with some of the UK's favourite desserts including syrup sponge and Spotted Dick, further establishing Lancashire - already the home of the World Pie Eating Championships - as the home of the pie once and for all.
“Lancashire has strong links with the humble pie and we are one of the most prolific pie-eaters in the country," said Kevin. "We also hold the world pie eating contest so, with that in mind and my love of pies in general, I thought we really had to do something special for British Pie Week.”