Sunday roast pie a sell out in Manchester pub

By Nikkie Sutton

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Popular demand: the pie has been flying off the menu (photo credit: the Barking Dog Facebook page)
Popular demand: the pie has been flying off the menu (photo credit: the Barking Dog Facebook page)
A Manchester pub has created a Sunday roast dinner pie, including Yorkshire pudding, which has proved a huge hit with customers.

The pie at the Barking Dog, in Urmston, includes layers of roast beef, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower all in gravy, inside a “proper pie” casing with a Yorkshire pudding lid.

Served with roast potatoes, sweetcorn, peas and a jug of gravy, diners can snap up the Sunday roast pie for £9.50.

Owner of the pub Mark Rackham told the Manchester Evening News​that he came up with the idea as pies were one of the pub’s specialities.

Gap in the area

He said: “Since opening [in June], we have been trying to get a reputation as the best place locally for pies, so we have regular pies on our menu all week.

“I knew there was a bit of a gap in the centre of Urmston for a good Sunday roast so we thought this could be a way of combining both and to tick some boxes.

“We are making more and more every week but they keep on selling out every week.”

However, Rackham admitted choosing which ingredients to have in the pie was tricky due to varying tastes, according to reports.

Future plans

He added: “Obviously people have their own tastes, so we decided to go down the middle with it and pick what is most popular for a Sunday roast.

“So that meant the beef, cauliflower, the carrots and the Yorkshire pudding. We thought about parsnips, but that is one of those veg that people object to.”

Looking ahead to the future, Rackham is in the process of creating a full Christmas dinner pie in the run up to the festive period.

Meanwhile, the roast dinner is an institution of the nation​ and British Roast Dinner Week ensures no one fails to get a good helping of this all-time favourite.

Some 40% of consumers recently told Unilever Food Solutions they would like to see roast dinners on pub menus every day.

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