Grumpy old men launch new pie range

A new range of pies has been launched by two self-proclaimed ‘grumpy old men’ from Cornwall in collaboration with prize-winning Launceston butcher, Philip Warren’s.

Grumpies of Cornwall is a new project from Launceston bakery the Cornish Patisserie, which supplies cakes, gateaux and desserts to hospitality establishments across the UK. It aims to use local ingredients, including local vegetables, Cornish ale from Penpoint Brewery and meat from Philip Warren’s, and avoid artificial additives, preservatives and processed ingredients.

The range comprises four meat options – steak and ale; lamb, mint and potato; chicken, gammon & leek; and pork, apple & cider – and two vegetarian options.

Founder Trevor Shea said: “At Grumpies we’re really lucky to work with a chef who has experience of working in restaurants all over the world. We told him not to worry about budgets or costings and spend some time at home creating pies as if he were making them for his family.”

Since being introduced at the Royal Cornwall Show, the company has had positive feedback and seen its sales grow.

Shea said: “The branding has gone down a storm, with customers amused to see that the illustrated characters are representative of Mark and I, and everyone has mentioned the high quality of the pies.”