Could not agree more with the review Fleming's have the best pies and bridies I have ever tasted!Mince and mealie pies, what a treat! Also need to check out their Steak Sausages!! Superb!!
I am now Northampton resident, but NEVER miss a chance to get my stock in when I'm home!!
Just wish they had an online website that you could order from them. but I suppose that's all part of the charm of a family run butchers!
If you're in the area and you like good wholesome food, don't pass up the chance to make a visit, you wont be disappointed!!!
My family and I were really dissappointed with our recent pies and potted meat. I was born and lived in Arbroath so every time myself or my family are visiting we buy a fair amount to share. I am so sorry to say that the quantity and Quality of the meat inside these pies was not up to the standard we expected the gravy was nice but the meat was chewy , grisly and resembled dog food. The potted meat had a lot of fatty bits in it as well.
I can say that the Steak pie which I bought at the same time was delicious with Quality meat in it good puff pastry no complaints at all with that.
I am sorry to say that I will not be buying the pies in the near future. Hopefull I hear that they have improved and then I might try again. I do hope the recipe for these pies etc are not lost for good.
I was born and bred in Arbroath, then moved to Edinburgh when I was young. I always missed Flemings for their magnificent steak pies and in fact some of my family brought me 21 glorious pies as my 21st birthday gift! I was overjoyed to find that they were available through an outlet in Edinburgh, but utterly destroyed to find that my well-remembered pies were filled with gristle and the pastry just was not right. I now suspect that they weren't being made by Flemings at all, as on a recent visit to Arbroath, I made a point of popping in to the West Port shop to give them another chance. Pure heaven! Just as I remembered them, and the pastry is divine, I wish I knew their secret! This is a family run butchers that's been on the go forever and they're members of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers. They source all their meat locally and actually check out the livestock personally before dealing with a local farm. I've now been getting family to buy them up for me, and they go straight in the freezer to keep me going!
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