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🎃 Pork Pies & Pumpkin Recipes! 🎃

Posted by valeofmowbray on 2nd Oct 2017 11:29am

Each year when carving a pumpkin, it always occurs to us that there's so much waste when the whole inner of the pumpkin gets thrown in the bin. So this year, we've decided to be prepared and get some recipes together before the 31st of October to utilise the whole pumpkin. A pork pie with a pumpkin...

Vale of Mowbray's Oktoberfest: Pork Pies & Beer Based Recipes!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 20th Sep 2017 10:27am

It's that time of the year again when your social feeds will be filled of friends in lederhosen - it's Oktoberfest. The event is the world's largest Volksfest and held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. A 16-18 day festival, over 6 million people flock to Germany to attend every year. In 2013, 7....

What are you having with your pork pie this autumn?

Posted by valeofmowbray on 12th Sep 2017 11:30am

Autumn is almost upon us (officially beginning on the 22nd September.) For those that are still upset over Britain's rainy summer and clinging onto the fact summer might eventually happen, think of all the fun we can have in Autumn! The fires are lit in the pubs, cosy nights in, bonfire night, Hallo...

Sporting events in Yorkshire this September!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Sep 2017 11:30am

Even though the weather is turning a tad chilly, here in Yorkshire we're all still out and about this month getting up to all sorts of sports! After all the training, reward yourself with a tasty craft beer and a pork pie - we're fancying a cheese and pickle pie. Running On the 3rd September i...

Back to school? Spruce up your lunchbox...

Posted by valeofmowbray on 31st Aug 2017 10:15am

Next week marks the end of the long summer holiday. Whether it's your child going back to school or yourself as a teacher, it's easy to get stuck in the daily grind of making the same standard sandwiches. We know on a morning it's hard to get ready for school - especially after 6 weeks, we all get o...

A Quintessentially British Past time... Afternoon Tea

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Aug 2017 12:00pm

When we heard this week is National Afternoon Tea Week, well, we just knew this was something we had to get involved in. Put simply; if it's a celebration that includes food, Vale of Mowbray HQ are celebrating it. Our top three requirements of our quintessentially British afternoon tea include scone...

Going to a festival this year? Find great festival recipes here!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 7th Aug 2017 3:30pm

With the Festival season upon us, we've been considering the issue surrounding delicious festival food. A campfire and BBQ restrict what you can make yourselves, but lets not lie, a can of beans or spaghetti hoops for four days in a row is not fun. So, we've come up with some good tasting, easy to m...

Fancy a Pork Pie and a Pint? It's International Beer Day!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Aug 2017 11:30am

Happy International Beer Day! (IBD) Here at Vale of Mowbray, we're pretty keen on a tasty craft beer and pork pie combination. The IBD is described by those behind the day as 'the most beloved day of universal celebration.' The location of the event? Planet Earth. Which is your favourite beer?...

God's Own County; Celebrate Yorkshire Day with a Pork Pie in Hand

Posted by valeofmowbray on 26th Jul 2017 3:57pm

As you'll know, celebrating Yorkshire is something we like to do year-round. But every August 1st when Yorkshire Day comes around, we love to push the boat out with celebrations for our county (spoiler: it does involve pork pie.) But what is Yorkshire Day? Why do we celebrate and what events can you...

Our Top Summer Pork Pie Recipes ☀️

Posted by valeofmowbray on 18th Jul 2017 11:57am

With Summer upon us here in the UK (most of the time!) we've been gathering together the best Summer recipes to accompany a pork pie for dinner. Make some extra and take some with you to work the next day in your lunchbox. All quick, easy, with fresh and healthy ingredients, we present to you: Va...

A Brief History of Pork Pies Through the ages

Posted by valeofmowbray on 10th Jul 2017 12:00pm

In 1928, we baked our first pork pies in Leeming Bar. However, the humble pork pie has been a staple in diets for centuries, so we wanted to delve a little deeper and take a look at the pork pie through the years. The first time we can trace the word 'pie' by The Oxford English Dictionary...

🎾 A Wimbledon Inspired Pork Pie Buffet 🎾

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Jul 2017 11:38am

Wimbledon qualifying matches have started this week, is anyone else already hooked? Whether you're lucky enough to attend any of the games over the next few weeks or you're planning to support the matches from home, there's one common factor you need to consider - the spread of food you're going to...

No glamping adventure is complete without a pork pie!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 28th Jun 2017 2:02pm

The sun keeps popping in and out and whenever it shines, we always get the camping itch. There's few places as beautiful as Yorkshire in the summertime, so we've come up with our top glamping spots - because everyone loves a hair wash and a comfy bed... Swinton Bivouac ...

Pork Pies, Bloggers & The Harrogate Girl!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 20th Jun 2017 11:30am

Fancy winning a hamper of pork pies just like this one? Then you need to enter our current competition... #PieFace To enter, just do what these pie fans have done and follow our social channels:...

A Gentleman's Afternoon Tea: The Ultimate Father's Day Treat!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 12th Jun 2017 11:30am

It's Father's Day this week, and if you're stuck for ideas for a gift, we've got you covered. Instead of a material gift this year, perhaps spend some time with him and give him a gift to remember with a gentleman's afternoon tea! With this, there are no rules as to what you can serve, we've seen...

Incredibly Easy Gin Cocktails to try this World Gin Day!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 5th Jun 2017 11:30am

Not that we need to be given an excuse to enjoy gin- but at the end of the week it's World Gin Day! Gins predominant flavour comes from juniper berries- juniperus communis. The name 'gin' actually comes from either the French genièvreot or the Dutch jenever - both of which mean juniper. Franc...

The Perfect Picnic: What to Pack and where to have it!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 31st May 2017 3:20pm

With the summer months upon us, and half term upon us this week, we're planning a few picnics this month! They mainly revolve around- you guessed it- pork pies, but we wanted to talk you through everything you must pack in your picnic basket and where to go for a picturesque picnic!...

Planning a Yorkshire Road Trip? Don't forget your pork pie!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 24th May 2017 1:54pm

Fancy a road trip this Summer? There's so many routes to take around Yorkshire, here's three of our favourite routes.... Goathland If you're a fan of Heartbeat or Harry Potter, you might want to make a trip to the moorland village that's made it onto the big screen. T...

Top Summer Walks in Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th May 2017 11:47am

As we move into Spring and Summer, the countryside is a beautiful place to go. However, if you've ever been lost in the mi...

Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Posted by valeofmowbray on 27th Apr 2017 11:00am

It's the launch day of Tour de Yorkshire tomorrow- and thankfully it lands on a bank holiday so everyone can go down to support the riders and have fun at the celebrations around Yorkshire! Stage One is a 173km ride from Bridlington to Scarborough with climbs up the Côte de Garrowby Hill and Cô...

The Best Cycle Routes in Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 18th Apr 2017 2:30pm

After hosting Tour de France in 2014, here in Yorkshire we've pretty much crowned ourselves as King of the UK cycle routes. With such an abundance of countryside; the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors and part of the Peak District National Park are all within the borders of Yorkshire. Couple th...

A History of the Pork Pie - Food Fit for a King

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Apr 2017 4:59pm

A pork pie is a meal fit for a king- as fans of pork pies, we should thank King Richard II's kitchen for the first recorded recipe for a pork pie in 1390. Richard II became King aged 10 in 1377 after his brother Edward of Angoulême died when Richard was three- making him second in line to the thron...

What to do in Yorkshire this Easter Holiday

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Apr 2017 3:22pm

If you're looking for some activities this Easter holiday, we've put together our top seven Yorkshire events over the season. Whether you're wanting fun for the family, for the kids or something for yourself, there's something for everyone....

Top Camping Spots To Visit This Spring

Posted by valeofmowbray on 31st Mar 2017 12:00pm

If wintry evenings snuggled up by the fire are starting to lose their shine, then no problem. With the warmth of spring we’re ready to get you back out and about experiencing nature up close, by camping. One thing Yorkshire has plenty of is camping grounds - you are literally spoilt for choice - s...

Yorkshire Food Festivals You Can't Miss

Posted by valeofmowbray on 23rd Mar 2017 11:59am

We’re foodies here at Vale of Mowbray, and there’s no good us trying to hide it. In fact, we’re not very good at keeping quiet about our love for all things scrumptious and delicious, so we’ve decided to share our upcoming diary highlights for foodies. If you love good food, and want to cele...

3 Amazing Walks Around The Yorkshire Dales

Posted by valeofmowbray on 19th Mar 2017 11:54am

Now winter seems firmly behind us, it seems a perfect time to put on the hiking boots and remember what we love about Yorkshire. And on our doorstep is the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Here are three of our favourite walks, starting from an easy gentle stroll, through a moderate day walk, to a good ch...

Savoury Pork Pie Accompaniments

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Mar 2017 11:52am

All hail the almighty, yet humble, pork pie. It’s an absolute delicious feast on its own, but sometimes it’s nice to add a certain little pizzazz and an additional savoury twist. Frankly, if you can eat it then chances are it’ll go well with a Vale of Mowbray Pork Pie, whether it’s a favou...

It's our favourite week of the year- British Pie Week!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 7th Mar 2017 11:23am

Whilst we're firm believers pie should be eaten and appreciated all year round, there's one week in which pie takes center stage and reaches the level of appreciation it truly deserves- British Pie Week. Whilst we could never pick favourites between our 7 ranges of pies, we would like an unbiased de...

Days Out In Yorkshire This Spring

Posted by valeofmowbray on 2nd Mar 2017 11:47am

The daffodils are starting to burst in to life, we’re having cause to remember that the sun can shine after all, and the feeling of new life is in the air. Take a look at our ideas for a wonderful Yorkshire Spring Day Out, and get out and make the most of time with family and friends in the fresh...

Keep Fit With Our Guide To Yorkshire Fun Runs

Posted by valeofmowbray on 28th Feb 2017 11:56am

Spring is in the air, and it’s a time to start rekindling the fitness regime outside of the gym. Make the most of the fresh air as you pump the legs and burn off the pork pie calories with our selection of Yorkshire runs in Spring 2017. Canal Canter 11th March 2017: http://www....

Pancake Day; which topping will you choose?

Posted by valeofmowbray on 24th Feb 2017 4:57pm

When pancake day comes around, every year the main question on our lips is always ‘what toppings do you get?’ Whilst admittedly, we usually default back to good old lemon and sugar, this year, we’re wanting to get out of our comfort zone a little bit. This might end in more of a chocolatey mes...

Simple Supper Ideas With Our Pork Pies

Posted by valeofmowbray on 24th Jan 2017 11:51am

Sometimes you need something quick, something to fill the belly when work has been hard, the kids have required full-on attention, or you’re simply a little tired. Eating well when life’s pressures stack up and leave you reaching for the take-away menu, but we’ve got another idea. Pork pies ma...

Pork Pie and Yorkshire Beer Pairings

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Jan 2017 11:45am

Mmm…there aren’t many combos that go as well together as pork pie and beer. If you’re a true Yorkshire lad or lass then this is your heritage, in a marriage made in heaven. Check out our favourite pairings of pork pie and Yorkshire beer that celebrate everything ‘Yorkshire’: 187...

Weekend Trips to Beat the January Blues

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th Jan 2017 7:35pm

With the festivities of Christmas behind you, you won’t be the only one feeling a little glum this January. The easiest way to shake away those January Blues is to get out an about, book a weekend or a day away, and perk up the spirits. With all that it has to offer, we reckon that Yorkshire is th...

Kickstart the New Year With Our Favourite Healthy Side Dishes

Posted by valeofmowbray on 3rd Jan 2017 7:28pm

The goose got fat, the turkey was stuffed, and you’re now left groaning that your favourite jeans don’t fit. You’re not wanting to slump down in to the January blues, but your usual treats (Vale of Mowbray Pork Pie anyone?!) need a healthy twist if you want to ensure a sense of satisfaction al...

Our Top Ways to Use Up Leftovers

Posted by valeofmowbray on 29th Dec 2016 11:48am

We’re not naïve enough to think you’ll ever have much, if any, left over pork pie – what a heinous crime that would be. But if you’ve got leftovers from other meals, how can you jazz them up to serve alongside your pork pie to make a new and exciting meal? We’ve picked our three favourite...

Things to do in Yorkshire over the Christmas Break

Posted by valeofmowbray on 5th Dec 2016 10:16am

Cheeks are getting rosy, and the festive spirit is in the air. Yorkshire at Christmas time is a pleasure to be part of. Whether you’re looking for a opportunity to sup glühwein as you browse a Christmas market, or an opportunity to visit Father Christmas, or simply a chance to enjoy the season, t...

Winter Baking Ideas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 29th Nov 2016 5:13pm

Winter is upon us and what better to do on a damp, cold Yorkshire winter day than enjoy a spot of baking. It’s time to dust off the scales and channel your inner Mary Berry and bake up some Wintery Wonders. Delicious Apple Crumble with a Twist Coming home after a winter walk t...

Pork Pie Accompaniments to Make with the Kids

Posted by valeofmowbray on 27th Nov 2016 5:12pm

You can’t go far wrong in the ‘getting them to eat it’ stakes than simply serving up a Vale of Mowbray snack pork pie adorned with a “cake pick”, or flag sporting their favourite character. But let’s face it, the average 2016 parent feels the weight of nutritional judgement from prying e...

How To Make Chutney

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Nov 2016 10:21am

A marriage made in heaven is a Vale of Mowbray pork pie served with a good chunk of cheese and a deliciously savoury apple chutney. Lunchtimes don’t get much better than that. But tracking down the best chutney to earn its place in your heart can be a tall order. Whi...

Our Top Mulled Wine Recipes

Posted by valeofmowbray on 10th Nov 2016 7:37pm

As the nights draw in and all too often we arrive home with feet that need stamping back to life, you need something warming to get going again. If you’ve not tried a hearty hunk of pork pie enjoyed alongside a warming fragrant mulled wine then you’re missing out o...

Bonfire Night Treats For The Family

Posted by valeofmowbray on 31st Oct 2016 10:34am

Whether you’re about to head out in to the damp cold November air, or returning with faces alight with the wonders of the fireworks they’ve seen, coming up trumps on the best Bonfire Night yummy treats is essential. Get the gathering off to a warming start by heating through your favourite au...

Spooky Outings in Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 24th Oct 2016 10:33am

This October spooking things are a-happening in Yorkshire. Whether you’re looking to scare your teenager in to behaving, get shocked with your friends for a laugh, or something mildly spooky for the young ones, you’ll find it. Pack up a thermos of hot chocolate, grab some filling pork pies, and...

Sweet Pork Pie Accompaniments

Posted by valeofmowbray on 18th Oct 2016 10:33am

At Vale of Mowbray, we’ve been baking pork pies since 1928. Forgive our lack of humility but that makes us pretty sure we know what works when it comes to pork pie accompaniments. We’ve had ample time to nail down our favourite accompaniments. We’ve had a great deal of fun recently reading...

Entertaining the Kids on a Rainy Day

Posted by valeofmowbray on 12th Oct 2016 12:56pm

We’re in England: it rains. Fact. However, staying cooped up inside on a rainy day with zero plans in place can be a sure fire way to ensure family disharmony. Fortunately, we’ve got some suggestions that will brighten up those wet weather plans in Yorkshire. Take a Day Trip...

Family Days Out In Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 10th Oct 2016 4:52pm

Whatever your small people are in to, Yorkshire has something to offer. In fact, we’re so fortunate with the array of days out in Yorkshire that our young people are probably some of the most discerning when they step outside the county. Spoilt for choice - from history to wildlife, nature and urb...

Vale of Mowbray at the Rio Heroes Parade

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Oct 2016 7:51pm

We had a great time last week at the Rio Heroes Homecoming Parade in Leeds - not only did we get to be part of the parade itself, we took our Pie Van along to bring a taste of traditional Yorkshire baking to the big city! Some of our favourite pics from the day are below; if you tried our pork pi...

Dark Night Events for the Family In Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 3rd Oct 2016 10:25am

Autumn is creeping in, and with it, the dark evenings. Coming up with things to do to entertain the family on those chillier evenings after dark can be tricky. Vale of Mowbray have done the hard work for you and come up with our own Top Dark Night Events for you and yo...

Top Arts and Culture Events in Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 26th Sep 2016 9:22am

Yorkshire is a county with a rich tradition in the arts. With our long cultural history, with influences from both close at hand, the wider UK, and of course from abroad, as a county we have a wealth of art and culture to explore throughout the year right on our doorst...

Not Your Average Festival Guide

Posted by valeofmowbray on 19th Sep 2016 6:55pm

If you’re looking for something a little different after a season of thumping bass beats on the festival scene then it’s time to check out Yorkshire’s slightly different festivals. We’re fortunate to live in an area rich with festival offerings, and Vale of Mow...

Sporting Events in Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 13th Sep 2016 10:06am

If the start of the second round of sporting giants showcasing at the Paralympics in Rio has whet your appetite then rest assured, you don’t have to go long-haul to get the sports fix you’re looking for. Rio may have played host to the Olympics, and is currently hu...

Top Yorkshire Festivals in September

Posted by valeofmowbray on 10th Sep 2016 5:06pm

If you’re thinking summer is over and festival season is finished, you couldn’t be more wrong. Some of the very best festivals hit Yorkshire in September, so unpack that tent, hunt down the best port-a-loos, and get right back in to the festival vibe. Here are our...

Back to School Packed Lunch Ideas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Sep 2016 7:57pm

With many of the schools in our region going back this week, it's time to think about packed lunches and break-time snacks again. It's so easy to get into a daily grind of making the same old sandwiches - who has time to put together elaborate lunches every day anyway? - but it's easier than you mig...

South American Pork Pie Accompaniments

Posted by valeofmowbray on 24th Aug 2016 8:21pm

The final instalment of our culinary adventure, we wanted to spend a bit more time in South America and bring you some delicious side dishes from this part of the world. With distinctive spices and fresh flavours, we think they make a great twist on a traditional meal. Coconut Rice...

Asian Flavours to Pair with a Pork Pie

Posted by valeofmowbray on 16th Aug 2016 7:10pm

Continuing our round-the-world culinary adventure, we've taken a look at the best asian-inspired flavours to pair with a Yorkshire pork pie. There are some great twists on classic fruit and vegetable accompaniments, proving that pork pie dishes don't always have to be traditional! Miso-gl...

Yorkshire Food Festivals For Summer 2016

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th Aug 2016 6:04pm

As part of our foodie series this summer, we're looking at international accompaniments from around the world that are great to eat with our pork pies. We're really lucky in Yorkshire however to have a lot of great producers right on our doorstep, and with food festival season in full swing it's the...

International Flavours - Brazilian Accompaniments For Pork Pies

Posted by valeofmowbray on 2nd Aug 2016 9:35pm

With the Olympics taking place over the next few weeks, we thought it was the perfect time to think about international flavours and how they pair with our pork pies. Brazil is our first port of call on this culinary journey, so here are some of our suggestions for Brazilian side dishes to eat with...

Yorkshire Day Banquet Ideas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 29th Jul 2016 9:20am

The 1st of August is of course Yorkshire Day - when we celebrate all things great about this wonderful corner of the world. It's the perfect excuse to have a big get-together with family and friends, so we've put together a Yorkshire Day banquet menu, using some of our very favourite foods from arou...

Seaside Activities for Summer

Posted by valeofmowbray on 26th Jul 2016 1:23pm

The school summer holidays are finally here, and with the weather looking so great it's the perfect time to head to the coast and enjoy all the seaside has to offer. We're lucky to have several great seaside towns here in Yorkshire, so take a look at our top events and activities below and add them...

Take Up A New Sport This Summer

Posted by valeofmowbray on 19th Jul 2016 6:29pm

The sun is blazing outside, the school holidays are about to start, and the Olymics in Rio are just around the corner - it's the perfect time to try your hand at a new sport and take advantage of some of the wonderful clubs and societies our region has to offer. We've rounded up some of the activiti...

Top Summer Festivals In Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 29th Jun 2016 11:17am

Festival season is upon us once again, and we can't wait to visit some of our favourite Yorkshire towns and cities to soak up some culture - and quite possibly some delicious local food! Here are our must-attend Yorkshire festivals of 2016, from June through to August! Grassington Festiva...

Our Favourite Homemade Pickle Recipe

Posted by valeofmowbray on 28th Jun 2016 9:01am

We're currently running a competition to win some of our delicious Yorkshire pork pies - to enter, all you have to do is tell us what you love to eat your pork p...

Fab Euro 2016 Snack Ideas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 18th Jun 2016 10:28am

Whether you’re an avid football fan or you don’t know your offside from your penalty shootout, it’s pretty hard to avoid the tournament currently gripping Europe. If it’s not on the television it’s being talked about in the newspapers, so you may as well get behind it and enjoy the occasio...

Our Top Picnic Foods from Yorkshire Producers

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Jun 2016 3:07pm

We’re so lucky here in Yorkshire to have dozens of amazing food producers right on our doorstep. In fact, you can get everything you need for an amazing picnic locally, and to prove it we’ve listed our “dream team” of picnic foods. Now….to go out and buy them! Vale of Mowbray Po...

Active Family Days Out In Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Jun 2016 10:45am

Sometimes you just need to let off some steam at the weekend, and with the weather getting nicer (we’ve had no rain here today despite the forecast!) there’s plenty of opportunity to get outdoors and get active. We’ve put together some amazing days out for families who want to get off the beat...

Top City Parks for a Picnic in Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 5th Jun 2016 10:41am

What stunning weather we’ve had today in Yorkshire - a great end to half term, although it’s a shame we’re all back to work and school tomorrow when the forecast is set to be nice this week! We’ve been exploring some of our region’s finest towns and cities this week to bring you our top li...

10 Delicious High Energy Snacks for Cyclists

Posted by valeofmowbray on 31st May 2016 7:08pm

If you’re going to try one of our recommended cycling routes around Yorkshire this weekend, you’ll need some delicious snacks to keep you going on the way. From getting enough carbohydrates to hydrating properly, it’s much easier to eat little and often than one big meal, so with than in mind,...

Yorkshire Beer and Pork Pie Pairings

Posted by valeofmowbray on 22nd May 2016 9:53pm

We’ve written about delicious beers that go well with our pork pies before, but for today’s post we thought we’d focus on our favourite region - Yorkshire! - and spotlight some of the pairings we’ve discovered through rigorous experimentation. It’s a hard life, but someone’s got to do it...

Days Out In Yorkshire By Bike

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th May 2016 12:21pm

Malham Tarn Malham Tarn is well known for its stunning scenery, and there’s a great simple bike ride around the tarn that the whole family will enjoy. It’s mostly on a lane with a small bit of road cycling on a quiet road, and at just 4 miles it’s perfect for beginners. The...

Cycle-Friendly Cafes In North Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 12th May 2016 6:48pm

If the recent Tour de Yorkshire has inspired you to get out on your bike, you’ll love our pick of the top cycling cafes around the region. There’s nothing like a cup of tea and slice of cake after an epic ride to make the weekend complete after all! Tan Hill Inn Dating back...

Top Foodie Stops Along The Tour de Yorkshire Route

Posted by valeofmowbray on 30th Apr 2016 10:11am

If you’re watching the Tour de Yorkshire this weekend you have plenty of choice when it comes to location. Taking in over 500km of roads through some of the region’s most picturesque towns and villages, it’s a great excuse to get out and enjoy everything Yorkshire has to offer. As a local food...

Yummy Treats for Runners

Posted by valeofmowbray on 24th Apr 2016 1:54pm

If you've been watching the London Marathon today you might be inspired to get outside and go for a run. Whether you're a long-distance superstar, a park-run weekender or you're just starting out you'll need some tasty snacks to recharge, so here are our favourites! A Mini Pork Pie...

Our Favourite Yorkshire Hiking Gear

Posted by valeofmowbray on 16th Apr 2016 10:43am

here’s nothing we like more than getting out into the Yorkshire countryside for a hike (with a backpack full of pork pies of course!) - with so much beautiful scenery on our doorstep we’re spoilt for choice! If there’s one thing serious walkers know however, your kit is everything, and come ra...

Top Picnic Spots in Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Apr 2016 7:45pm

The sun is finally shining here in North Yorkshire, and although it’s not meant to last all week we’re hoping for a better weekend and some time spent out and about. It’s definitely getting to picnic season, so we’ve put together some of our top picnic spots in Yorkshire to give you some adv...

Days Out Over Easter Half Term

Posted by valeofmowbray on 3rd Apr 2016 7:23pm

Easter may have been and gone, but half term is still under way. With one (or two!) weeks of holiday stretching out ahead, here are our top family days out over the break. Eureka An absolutely great day out for kids and parents alike, Eurek...

Simple Easter Lunch Ideas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 25th Mar 2016 9:18pm

If you have the family over this Easter weekend but you’re not sure what to cook, we’ve got you sorted with our easy 3-course lunch idea. Each course is super-simple and low on cooking, and with a pork pie taking centre stage for the main, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enj...

Tell Us Where You Eat Yours To Win A Backpack!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 18th Mar 2016 9:57am

At Vale of Mowbray we’re huge fans of getting out and about in Yorkshire, whether hiking and cycling in the dales, or exploring some of our beautiful market towns. With spring on its way and the Tour de Yorkshire just around the corner, we’re celebrating with a brand new competition to win a Val...

Top Cycling Routes In Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Mar 2016 2:01pm

With the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire getting underway next month, we’ve noticed lots of avid cyclists out on the roads of our beautiful county - training for the big day perhaps! If you want to get out on your bike and you live in Yorkshire, take a look at our top resources for cycling routes in your a...

Yorkshire Gifts for Mother’s Day

Posted by valeofmowbray on 5th Mar 2016 8:33am

This Sunday, why not treat your Mum to the very best in local gifts? We’ve put together our top 5 from Yorkshire suppliers, so you can pamper your Mum and give her the best that Yorkshire has to offer! Luxury Candles Candles are always a great gift, and we love these adorable...

The Pork Pie Flavours You'd Like To See

Posted by valeofmowbray on 23rd Feb 2016 9:43am

We make a variety of pork pie flavours here at Vale of Mowbray, and our development team are always on the look-out for new combinations to expand our range. We recently asked our customers on social media what flavour combinations they'd like to see, and...

Hot Pork Pie Serving Suggestions

Posted by valeofmowbray on 19th Feb 2016 9:29am

We had snow in Yorkshire over the weekend, and with more on the horizon it’s got us thinking about hot dinners, and hot pork pies of course! It wouldn’t be a proper dinner without a decent accompaniment however, so here are our top hot serving suggestions for a Vale of Mowbray pork pie....

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Pork Pie Lovers

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Feb 2016 9:12am

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we think it’s time to ditch the usual cheesy cards and heart-shaped chocolates and get your loved one something they’d really enjoy. Nothing says “I love you” more than delicious food, so here are our top foodie gifts for pork pie fans. Fat...

Pancake Day Inspiration

Posted by valeofmowbray on 5th Feb 2016 9:32am

Pancake day is a holiday that pretty much everyone looks forward to. Even though we don’t get a day off work, there’s nothing more fun that making a huge pile of pancakes and scoffing the lot. If you’re a little bored of the usual lemon and sugar combination and want to take your pancakes to t...

Rainy Days Out In Yorkshire

Posted by valeofmowbray on 27th Jan 2016 8:17pm

You’re never very far from a rainy day in the UK, but you won’t be stuck for things to do - in Yorkshire at least - if you take a look at some of our favourite outings below. We’ve scoured the county to find family-friendly activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained, and the adults...

Our Favourite Healthy Pork Pie Accompaniments

Posted by valeofmowbray on 19th Jan 2016 10:03am

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get 2016 off to a healthy start, you might wonder if you can still enjoy our delicious Yorkshire pork pies. Made with delicious pork and a hot water-crust pastry case, they're packed full of protein and make a nutritious treat as part of a balanced diet. But wha...

5 Dry January Drinks To Pair With Our Delicious Pork Pies

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Jan 2016 9:02pm

If you’re on a health kick this January and trying to cut down on alcohol, you might think it’s tough to find a booze-free tipple to go with your favourite foods. Well, we’ve put together our top 5 tipples that go wonderfully well with our Yorkshire pork pies. Read on to be inspired…...

Win A Pork Pie Birthday Cake!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 6th Jan 2016 10:00am

It may be the first day back at work after Christmas, but we're beating those Monday morning blues with a brand new competition that pork pie fans will love! We're giving away an epic pork pie birthday cake to one lucky winner, delivered to you in time for your birthday! Just like the one in the...

Alternative Christmas Dinner Ideas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 24th Dec 2015 3:35pm

If you’re a bit fed up of having turkey year after year and long for something different, why not try some of our alternative Christmas dinner recipes? After all, it’s silly to slave over a hot stove for hours on end when you could have a simple, delicious and easy-to-make dinner instead. Read o...

Top Christmas Gifts For Foodies

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Dec 2015 3:07pm

A Festive Hamper One of the most thoughtful gifts anyone can receive is a custom-made festive hamper, full of all their favourite foods and maybe a few things they haven’t tried! We recommend adding our Festive Pork Pie, some Shepherd’s Purse Yorkshire cheese, a good chutney...

Things To Do In Yorkshire Over Xmas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Dec 2015 4:16pm

As the festive season gets well underway, we’ve been planning our outings over the next couple of weekends. After all, the weather is mild and there’s lots of Christmas shopping still to be done! Here are our top picks for events taking place up until Christmas Eve, so you’ll never find yo...

Where Can You Buy Vale of Mowbray Pork Pies?

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th Dec 2015 6:55pm

As proud Yorkshire bakers, we attend shows and festivals across the region to promote our traditional pork pies, and we love to post new recipes and serving suggestions on social media. One of the questions we’re most commonly asked is: Where can I buy Vale of Mowbray pork pies? It would be diff...

Win A Vale of Mowbray Winter Food Hamper

Posted by valeofmowbray on 22nd Nov 2015 7:03pm

In our latest and greatest competition, we're giving away a fabulous Vale of Mowbray Winter Food Hamper, packed full of lovely seasonal food, including our delicious pork pies! There are several ways to enter, from Liking us on Facebook to signing up to our mailing list each of which gives you an...

Individual Pork Pie Heating Instructions

Posted by valeofmowbray on 22nd Nov 2015 6:54pm

Now the weather's turned chilly, it's the perfect time to have a lovely hot pork pie for your tea. Our Yorkshire pork pies lend themselves to being heated up, so here are our simple instructions for oven heating one of our individual pies. To heat your Individual Pork Pie: Pre-heat oven to 18...

Pork Pie and Winter Beer Pairings

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Nov 2015 8:44pm

There’s nothing better on a winter’s evening than a hot pork pie and accompanying beer. It’s total comfort food - an easy tea that leaves you with a warm and happy glow inside. We’ve already looked at beer pairings for our Yorkshire pork pies, but today we’re going to focus on seasonal bee...

Our Top Bonfire Night Snacks

Posted by valeofmowbray on 4th Nov 2015 7:08pm

It’s the night of the year we all look forward to, when it’s worth it braving the cold night air to see some amazing fireworks! Whether you’re staying home or going to a local bonfire, we’ve put together our top Bonfire Night menu to make your 5th of November go off with a bang! P...

Frightfully Good Halloween Buffet Ideas

Posted by valeofmowbray on 29th Oct 2015 9:03am

Are you entertaining this Halloween? We’ve got some frightfully good Halloween buffet ideas to impress your guests on the scariest night of the year. All of the dishes mix up easily in the kitchen and compliment those tried-and-trusted fall back snacks like crisps and dips or cheese and crackers....

Our Top Seasonal Food Pairings

Posted by valeofmowbray on 26th Oct 2015 6:50pm

As the weather turns and the nights draw in, we’re hankering after some hearty meals to enjoy in the colder evenings. After all, the clocks go back on Sunday 25th October and it will certainly feel more like winter! To satisfy our cold weather cravings, we’ve put together some of our top seas...

About Our Yorkshire Pork Pies

Posted by valeofmowbray on 19th Oct 2015 5:09pm

We’ve been making delicious pork pies here in Yorkshire since 1928, and we’re often asked about the ethos behind our brand and how we go about creating our pies. We thought we’d answer some of the most common questions to give you an insight into life here at Vale of Mowbray! What i...

WIN A Vale Of Mowbray Backpack

Posted by valeofmowbray on 17th Oct 2015 8:04pm

Calling all fans of the great outdoors - we have a fab competition for you! We've had some amazing Vale of Mowbray branded backpacks made, and we're giving one away to a lucky winner, complete with a selection of our delicious pork pies! As huge fans of outdoor activities, our team has been g...

Pie Accompaniments - What Do You Eat Yours With?

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th Oct 2015 9:05am

A pork pie is great to enjoy on its own, but it's even better with some delicious accompaniments. We have an ongoing debate at Vale HQ about which is better - gravy, mushy peas or something completely different? We decided to open the debate and conduct a little Twitter poll to see what our custo...

Days Out In Yorkshire In October

Posted by valeofmowbray on 2nd Oct 2015 3:00pm

Now the kids are back at school and the weather’s getting cold, it’s even more important to plan some fun days out. Luckily, there are lots of events happening in Yorkshire this October, so we’ve put together our top picks to keep you entertained. The Yorkshire Marathon O...

Mini Pork Pies & Other Snacks For The Rugby World Cup

Posted by valeofmowbray on 25th Sep 2015 12:45pm

If you’re watching the rugby world cup with friends, no match day is complete without some delicious snacks to accompany the game. We’ve put together some buffet favourites that are easy to prepare and will wow your guests, so read on and scrum down! Mini Pork Pies Our min...

Pork Pie and Traditional Beer Pairings

Posted by valeofmowbray on 21st Sep 2015 2:22pm

If you enjoyed our last post on pork pie and light beer pairings, you might like our new forays into pairing our pies with more traditional beer styles. Traditional styles include bitter, stout, porter and the blanket...

Individual Pork Pies - Your New Favourite Lunch!

Posted by valeofmowbray on 15th Sep 2015 9:56am

If you have children back at school this week you’ve probably been thinking about what kind of packed lunches to send them with. From sandwiches to salad boxes, it’s a trade-off between making something they’ll like and something that’s healthy. A lunch that keeps well without refrigeration...

Pork Pie And Light Beer Pairings

Posted by valeofmowbray on 9th Sep 2015 7:31pm

We specialise in creating delicious pork pies here at Vale of Mowbray, and we know that many of our customers enjoy them with other accompaniments like gravy, peas, a great chutney or something completely different! We’re often asked for recommendations on how to eat...

Which Pork Pie Should You Buy?

Posted by valeofmowbray on 26th Aug 2015 1:11pm

Pork pies mean different things to different people. For some, it’s having pie and peas at a football match, for others they’re a perfect lunchtime snack. Vale of Mowbray make a delicious range of pork pies in all shapes and sizes, so let’s take a closer look at what’s available and how you...

Your Festival Food Checklist

Posted by valeofmowbray on 20th Aug 2015 10:30am

If you’re heading to Leeds Festival at the end of August, you’ll want to start planning your camping checklist. A big part of camping is deciding what to eat - festivals can be pricey so the more food you take the more you’ll save. We don’t want to live off beans all weekend though - our han...

3 Incredibly Easy Camping Meals

Posted by valeofmowbray on 11th Aug 2015 5:25pm

Camping season is in full swing and it’s finally looking sunny enough to enjoy the great outdoors! We’re packing our tents ready for the weekend, and making a list of all the food we need to take. If you’re doing the same, you’ll love our easy camping meal suggestions. Easy to store and quic...

Top 5 Things To Do In Yorkshire In August

Posted by valeofmowbray on 6th Aug 2015 11:48am

The summer holidays are in full swing and there’s no end of things to do with the family in Yorkshire. We’ve put together our top 5 local events that shouldn’t be missed, whatever the weather! Brass Bands in Leeds Parks - from 9th August Taking place across Leeds through...

The Top Yorkshire Glamping Spots

Posted by valeofmowbray on 30th Jul 2015 1:34pm

The summer holidays are finally here, not that you’d know it to look out of the window. It may have rained all week but we’re crossing our fingers for some sun this weekend. If you’re thinking of taking a break with the family, take a look at our top Yorkshire glamping spots for a little local...

Our Top Yorkshire BBQ Foods

Posted by valeofmowbray on 23rd Jul 2015 10:14am

We Brits love BBQs. No sooner has the sun come out than the BBQ’s out too - no matter how rusty - along with the comedy apron and extra-long cooking utensils. The humble BBQ has come a long way in recent years, with celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Heston Blumenthal sharing their own favo...

Our Favourite Hiking Snacks

Posted by valeofmowbray on 16th Jul 2015 10:01am

We’re so lucky here in Yorkshire with our beautiful countryside - there are dozens of hiking trails and picturesque walks right on our doorstep. Whether you’re ambling round Bolton Abbey or challenging yourself to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, you’ll need some delicious snacks to keep you going, and...

Our Top 5 Things To Do In Yorkshire In July

Posted by valeofmowbray on 10th Jul 2015 11:33am

We’ve been making pork pies in the heart of Yorkshire for over 85 years, so it’s no wonder we think this part of the world has some of the best days out in the country. Here we’ve picked a few of our favourite local activities to keep you entertained at the start of summer - just don’t forge...

The pies the limit… a new brand and a bigger factory

Posted by valeofmowbray on 8th Apr 2015 12:21pm

People love our pork pies and we just can't make enough of them, so that's why we've started work on the expansion of our factory to make sure no-one misses out on the delicious taste of a Vale of Mowbray pork pie. And we've also been busy looking at our brand, creating a fantastic new design that r...