I discovered on Monday that it was British Pie Week. So I decided to get into the spirit of things by combining a meeting I had planned in The Cross Keys, with the sampling of their pie-focused menu.
From the blackboard, I ordered the rabbit, leek and mustard pie which sounded most comforting. I wasn’t disappointed – it came individually baked in a small dish with a pastry ‘lid’ on top rather than a full pie casing, which I actually prefer as I’m not incredibly keen on lots of pastry.
As usual at The Cross Keys, the portions were sizeable and the pie was superb – very well seasoned and lots of tasty rabbit meat stashed under the lid. If you can get there this week and give it a go, you won’t be disappointed either.