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Yorkshire pies: where to find the very best pies in Yorkshire

Embark on a savory journey through Yorkshire’s culinary paradise, where Yorkshire pies reign supreme.

From the quaint streets of historic towns to the picturesque moors and dales, Yorkshire’s pie culture is deeply ingrained in tradition and flavour. Discover the county’s top-notch Yorkshire pies, each a testament to local skill and seasonal abundance. After all, if it’s beige, you know we do it well.

Whether it’s the iconic steak and ale pie, brimming with succulent beef and flavorful gravy, or the inventive vegetarian options bursting with farm-fresh produce, there’s a Yorkshire pie to delight every palate. This is hearty cooking at its finest.

Join us as we explore bustling market towns and charming village bakeries, meeting the dedicated chefs and bakers who craft these culinary masterpieces. Prepare to savour the warmth and robust flavoirs of Yorkshire’s finest pies, where every bite narrates a tale of heritage, ingenuity, and, above all, deliciousness.

The best pies in Yorkshire

The best pies in the Yorkshire Dales 

yorkshire pie at the queens arms litton
Image: Queen Arms Litton via Instagram

The Queens Arms, Litton

This remote village pub with rooms in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is highly rated for its Yorkshire pies. Under the stewardship of owners Michelle and Matthew Birtley, the quaint 17th-century inn serves up award-winning pies and puddings – all made in house. Food here is served in the bar area, which its website advises “you will share with the locals, farmers, their dogs – and even possibly a visiting darts team.”

Litton, Skipton BD23 5QJ

meadowside homemade pies
Image: Meadowside Cafe, Dent

Meadowside Cafe, Dent

Situated in the quaint village of Dent, Sedburgh, this clean and smart cafe bar prides itself on traditional homemade fayre – and that includes some of the best Yorkshire pies. Fillings range from the traditional to the inventive, such as beef goulash and Chicken Tikka pie, the latter served in a lime pickle pastry.

Laning, Dent, Sedbergh LA10 5QJ

The best pies in North Yorkshire

The Abbey Inn at Byland, Byland

Solid pub grub is always a guarantee at The Abbey Inn at Byland, but in honour of British Pie Week the team has put together a special pie menu alongside Yorkshire brewer Timothy Taylor’s classic pale ale. Think rich steak and ale pie made using bone marrow and Dexter beef, alongside favourites such as The Byland Burger and Dry-Aged Bedrock Steak with fermented mushroom béarnaise sauce.

The Abbey Inn, York YO61 4BD

The Alice Hawthorn Inn, Nun Monkton

The Alice Hawthorn via Instagram

This Michelin-recommended pub regularly features at least one cracking pie on its menu, and it is well worth a visit. Look out for the Guinness and Beef Cheek Pie, served with creamed potatoes and tenderstem broccoli.

The Green, Nun Monkton, York YO26 8EW

The Piebald Inn, Hunmaby

piebald inn hunmaby
Image: Piebald Inn via Facebook

Known for its freshly-baked homemade pies,  The Piebald Inn in Hunmaby is one of the best places for pies in Yorkshire. Celebrating National Pie Week 52 weeks of the year with 52 different varieties, there’s never a bad time to visit this North Yorkshire pub and enjoy a bit of gravy soaked pastry goodness.

65 Sands Ln, Hunmanby, Filey YO14 0LT

Image: Humble Pie n Mash, Whitby via Instagram

Humble Pie n Mash, Whitby

This family-run business in Whitby hand-shaped and bakes all of its fresh pies daily. Housed in a sixteenth century shop that has been lovingly restored back to its timber framed glory days, find a good mix of meat and vegetarian pies – ready to be enjoyed alone or with the preferred house serve of creamy mash, buttered peas and gravy.

163 Church St, Whitby YO22 4AS

The best pies in East Yorkshire 

Yorkshire pies at Dan's Pies in Pocklington
Image: Dan’s Pies

Dan’s Pies, Pocklington

Based in a market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, Dan’s artisan handmade Yorkshire pies are lovingly handcrafted in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Find succulent steak pies and classic beef mince and onion pies alongside savoury chicken and leek pies on sale at Dan’s Pies grocery store or at various markets in the local area.

Unit 2E, Pocklington Industrial Estate, Hampden Rd, York YO42 1NR

The Pie Bakery, Hull

Known for its award-winning pies and sausage rolls, The Pie Bakery in Hull is run by gourmet pie enthusiast and chef Matt Cunnah. The current menu serves 13 different pies, including four gluten free version, all of which can be ordered straight to your door for the perfect Friday night in.

Cottingham Rd, Hull HU6 8QE

The best pies in West Yorkshire 

The Post Box Deli Yorkshire Pie
Image: The Post Box Deli

The Post Box Deli, Thorner

This family-friendly deli and tea room set in the Leeds village of Thorner is a must for Yorkshire pie lovers. Find gorgeous hand built specimens on the counter, alongside a range of paninis, salads, teas and more.

52A Main St, Thorner, Leeds LS14 3BU

 

di's pies
Image: Di’s Pies via Instagram

Di’s Pies, Brighouse

Formerly based in Halifax, Di’s Pies creates award-winning pies for local collection and nationwide delivery. Di’s Pies have previously taken home three gold awards at the Great British Pie awards for their steak, steak and kidney, and steak and stilton pies.

7 Martin St, HD6 1DA

Featured image – Humble Pie n Mash in Whitby, via Instagram


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Written by

Georgina Pellant

08/03/2024

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