Northern Irish pie company wins business in Hong Kong
Published:  22 March, 2017

Cloughbane Farm Foods, a manufacturer of beef, chicken, lamb and pork pies, has secured its first business in Hong Kong.

Based out of Pomeroy in Co Tyrone, the business has sent its first consignment of pies for the upcoming Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament.

Taking place between 7-9 April, the event is expected to attract players and fans from all over the world.

“We’ve been working with Jianzeng Food Trading in Hong Kong over the past few months and we’re delighted to receive the order to supply our pies there,” said Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods.

“We’ve sent our lasagne, cottage pie, chicken & broccoli bake, chicken, leek & sweetcorn pie and steak, onion & mushroom pie, which we know will be a great success at the event. We are delighted to begin our export journey with Jianzeng Food Trading. We know how popular this rugby event is and it is only fitting that they have the best pies. We have been keen to develop our sales beyond the UK and Ireland. This contract in Hong Kong is an important stage in our export journey.”

The family farm, which raises cattle and sheep on 180 acres, has been run by the Robinson family since 1906. It is now being run by Lorna, her husband Sam and other members of the family.

The family company supplies a range of fresh beef, pork, chicken and lamb cuts to customers.

“Wholesomeness is important to us,” Robinson added. “Our focus, therefore, is on good, honest and wholesome food using only the best ingredients from our farm and suppliers we have known for decades and trust.

“All our products are handcrafted from ingredients, including vegetables, that are freshly sourced from our farm and other local suppliers. For example, the beef that we use in our deli range of pies is sourced from our own Angus and Limousin cattle and hung for at least 28 days to provide a distincively tender, rich and succulent taste.”