Tasty filling, disappointing pasty
I agree with many of the other reviews; it is not puff pasty. Furthermore the top crust is not particularly nice, being far too tough, the outer crust was inedible. Having said that the filling was delicious, very tender meat with a very rich gravy and plenty of it (see my review of Fray Bentos Meaty Pudding for a comparison). Because the lower pasty remains more doughy it was satisfactory. I would definitely buy this again, very good value, but would be so much better with a decent pasty topping.
Avoid - awful pastry and almost no meat
This is NOT puff pastry - no evidence of puff at all. On the contrary, it is hard and tough, not at all pleasant. The filling is mostly gravy with very little meat, and attempts to make up for that with too much pepper and other spice, leaving a long-lasting aftertaste on the tongue which just reminds me for the rest of the evening how disappointing this was.
Don't waste your money
I bought 2 of these pies but they were a waste of money. They didn't have puff pastry on them. Mine was more like a wholemeal pastry. It was flat and tough and a grainy brown. I knew as soon as I took them out of the box that there was something not right. I persevered though and cooked them but to be honest it wasn't worth spending the electricity to heat them. Tough and tasteless. I think I am being generous with 2 stars
Give it a Whirl
I didn't think this pie was too bad I have had a lot worse however it was a bit bland so as with so many processed things you need to add a bit of seasoning salt and pepper will do the job. It seems that the vast majority of these pies are made by the same firm just slightly different recipes without seasoning. If you want a nice meat pie there is only one thing to do, yes your right make it yourself.
The best Steak & Ale pie around
I consider myself as a Pie man which I have on Friday I have tried all different makes of Steak Pies over the years But your Pies are THE BEST especially the Steak & Ale 200g full of tender beef
The pastry on this pie was terrible. Definitely not puff pastry - it tasted like cardboard. Meat filling was ok but not much of it. Unfortunately, I did not read the reviews before buying. Bad reviews first appear over two years ago - why has it not improved?
Trust the reviews, this pie is awful. The pastry
Trust the reviews, this pie is awful. The pastry is hard and tastes like cardboard!!!
Do not buy these pies
Definitely not puff pastry. These pies have changed for the worse. I would rather go without
Not enough meat ...
Tasty pie but very little meat in it.
The pie was supposed to have a 5+ days shelf life
The pie was supposed to have a 5+ days shelf life it has 2 I’m am not very happy with this