The most popular pie at farm and butchers shop Quarry Farm Shop, Luston is Steak and Swan Pie. Before the police and the Queen are called, an explanation is necessary.
Quarry Farm and the Farm Shop are run by the Jones family. Stock is reared on the farm by Lewis and Sarah; the shop run by brother Richard; home cooked pies, sausage rolls and faggots prepared in the kitchen by mum, Joyce and deliveries made by dad Tim. Richard has a notable pedigree in butchery, having worked with Paul Lewis and Glyn Slade-Jones in Kington and Carinis in Presteigne. He joined forces with his brother some 17 years ago converting the old farm milking parlour to the Farm Shop, which has gone from strength to strength, adding fresh fruit and vegetables, sweet pies, home-made butter, beers and wines and several artisan lines such as mueslis, jams, meringues and flours alongside the meat.
We have been long time customers at Quarry Farm, and a conversation over the bacon counter led to a trial of our ale as an ingredient in Joyce’s marvellous Steak and Ale pies. This went so well that Joyce and Richard have decided to use only our beer in the pies.
So far we have not heard if Her Majesty the Queen has tried one of the pies.