Cornish Pasty Shop

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Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby Monnikka » December 3rd, 2016, 2:37 pm

We were in town this morning and looking for something quick and easy to prepare for lunch. I was on my last legs and as we progressed along the High Street we spotted the Cornish Pasty Shop, vegetarian pasties available! They also did sausage rolls, about three times the length of 'normal' ones. Also spiced pasties and one or two other varieties.

We came out with two sausage rolls and two pasties. Sausage rolls for lunch, pasties for the freezer.

:sprout: CREPE! :sprout:

Too much salt. No herbs, or spices. Too much pastry.

Cannot recommend.
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby Catherine » December 3rd, 2016, 8:50 pm

I guess if you want a proper Cornish pasty, you go to Cornwall. My Sister stays in Cornwall every summer as her other half has a cousin who lives there and they housesit for them when they go on their holiday. There is a great Pasty shop there and they all indulge. Sister doesn't normally like pasties, but adores these
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby earthmaiden » December 3rd, 2016, 10:58 pm

We used to have a chain called Devon Savouries but they disappeared and then the Cornish Pasty Shop chain took over. I think I had one once, not a patch on the Devon Savouries ones - they always look a bit greasy. I believe that Cornish pasties have to be made in Cornwall, so presumably they are.

The branch in Swindon tends always to have very large people wolfing down large mouthfuls from paper bags outside the shop - not a great advert :).
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby Meganthemog » December 7th, 2016, 3:15 pm

IMHO commercially produced Cornish pasties are always disappointing. Too much pastry, potato and a game of find the meat. We have friends in Scorrier who swear by Horse and Jockey pasties - I threw most of mine away :oops: Homemade ones on the other hand can be wonderful.
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby scullion » December 7th, 2016, 4:21 pm

i wouldn't go to porthleven from scorrier for a horse and jockey pasty, no way! might as well go to the bakery at scorrier, theirs are better.
some say that philps's in hayle are the best - i'm not overly impressed with their veg/cheese offering - it fills a hole - and i haven't had a portreath bakery one for many years even though they proudly announced that they supply harrods - i would have to know that they'd changed drastically before i even contemplated it.
anne's, down at lizard are good and of the chains i like rowe's cheese and veg.


but mine are best.
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby suffolk » December 7th, 2016, 4:42 pm

We go down to Cornwall every year - best pasties by far are from Anne at Lizard. :chops:
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby aero280 » December 7th, 2016, 4:47 pm

Went to the pasty shop at Euston last night on the way home to buy a couple for supper. All they had left were "Sausage", "Fiery Chicken Chipotle" and "Vegetarian". :cry: :td: :cry: :td:

Came home and had a bacon sandwich instead...
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby Meganthemog » December 7th, 2016, 4:56 pm

scullion wrote: but mine are best.


I bet they are! We tried many different varieties on one visit including Annes and I'm afraid we thought they were all very overrated.
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby StokeySue » December 7th, 2016, 5:01 pm

suffolk wrote:best pasties by far are from Anne at Lizard.

I had those a long time ago, excellent
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby scullion » December 7th, 2016, 5:06 pm

postby aero280 » December 7th, 2016, 5:47 pm
Went to the pasty shop at Euston last night

go and wash your mouth out!
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby aero280 » December 8th, 2016, 11:51 pm

I didn't eat the pasty from Euston!! :shock:
So I don't feelI need to wash my mouth!! :D

But I will admit to finding a couple of traditional pasties at the West Cornwall Pasty stall at Marylebone tonight - so I bought them! :hungry: :hungry:

Actually I thInk they are a bit better than the ones that the Pasty Shop at Euston sell. Pastry is a bit shorter than mother used to make.

Anyway m'dear they'm eat!! :D So I'll go and wash my mouth out now - possibly with armagnac.

I might manage to get to Cornwall tomorrow. We have a trip down and back in the day :shock: 500 miles, so not too bad.
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby WWordsworth » December 20th, 2016, 2:38 pm

I like The Chough bakery in Padstow, it went off for a while but last time seemed to have recovered.
Maybe Alex Polizzi's visit helped?
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby scullion » December 20th, 2016, 6:49 pm

haven't tried those - they would have to be exceptional to travel to padstein for.
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby Catherine » December 21st, 2016, 8:18 pm

scullion wrote:The Chough


Just googled them and TripAdvisor suggests it might well be worth it
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby scullion » December 22nd, 2016, 12:54 am

would you drive a round trip of nearly a couple of hours just to buy a pasty‽ i could have starved by then - or made an oven full.
the next time i go up that way i may try one and report back - but it may not be for a few years.
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby Catherine » December 22nd, 2016, 1:27 am

scullion wrote:would you drive a round trip of nearly a couple of hours just to buy a pasty‽ i could have starved by then - or made an oven full.
the next time i go up that way i may try one and report back - but it may not be for a few years.


Sorry, your location says you are in Cornwall
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby suffolk » December 22nd, 2016, 7:41 am

There's a lot of distance to travel in Cornwall and a lot of the roads take some time to negotiate. :D
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby aero280 » December 22nd, 2016, 10:06 am

Distances in the south west of England are much greater than many realise. For instance, Bristol is nearer Dover than Lands End, but it's considered to be a long way out in the west! :)

To put it in perspective for someone in London, would you drive to Oxford or Brighton for a pasty?
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 22nd, 2016, 10:51 am

Only vaguely connected, but there has been a brilliant programme (on BBC2 ?) called Coastal Paths (it is repeated on BBC2 at 7.30 am) ... the guy is walking the path round Devon and Cornwall - I often think of you Scully ;) The whole are looks so beautiful :tu:
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby Hope » December 22nd, 2016, 12:51 pm

aero280 wrote:To put it in perspective for someone in London, would you drive to Oxford or Brighton for a pasty?

I once drove from south London to Brighton just for doughnuts! (well and a walk on the beach, it was lovely!)
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Re: Cornish Pasty Shop

Postby aero280 » December 22nd, 2016, 2:09 pm

Two weeks ago we drove 230 miles each way to Plymouth - just for lunch!! :D

One third of the journey was entirely in Devon...
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