A True Lake District Recipe – Walk+Ale+Pie

Although the burger revolution is taking over the high street, street food, pub and restaurant menus up and down the country, the humble pie is still a firm favourite and luckily, doesn’t look to be falling out of favour at all.

The UK is a nation of pastry lovers. A pie is a handy snack and warming and comforting main and often a real treat. A pie is satisfying and tasty filled with meat, fish or vegetables but the most important thing is not to over complicate this dish, simple and tradition are both fantastic flavours.

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A pint and pie, pure post walk perfection!

So it’s no wonder that amongst all of the food appreciation and celebration days and weeks, British Pie Week is one of the most popular. Taking place from March 7 to the 13, British Pie Week
It could almost be said, a pub is only as good as its pies. Well and its pints as well of course but the both go hand in hand and a spot of the good pint is often found in the good pie.
Take the Lake District, full of great country pubs and inns and post walk what better than a home made pie to revitalise after a long walk on the fells? Set in the Langdale Valley is Wainwright’s Inn, a traditional pub on the Langdale Estate and post walk heaven. Famous for the range of local ales, it is also famous for its pies and throughout its seasonal menu changes the steak & ale and chicken, ham & leek pies are 365 day a year fixtures.

Open daily from 12 noon until 11pm for drinks and until 9.30pm for food. Come straight off the fells into Wainwright’s Inn, walker friendly, woodburning range to warm up against in the winter, scenic outdoor seating for the summer, regular changes, local real ales. Visit http://www.langdale.co.uk/wainwrights-inn.html for more information.