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    Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies

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    The team at Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies, based in a flint barn overlooking the wild North Norfolk coast, are famous for making unusually good, award winning, pork pies. Owner, Sarah Pettegree, says her pies are all about flavour and the celebration of great food. In the Spring she forages for fragrant wild garlic in the woods beside the nearby River Glaven. In the winter the pies have festive fig and orange and the summer lemon, parsley and garlic. Besides the seasonal pies they have a year round range which includes onion marmalade pork pies (their best seller), a more traditional pork pie and one with chorizo. Their pies are available from good independent retailers across the UK. They also have a thriving mail-order pie shop and make large celebration pies, with bespoke pastry messages baked on top. Sarah says “Our celebration pies are used for birthday’s, wedding proposals and everything in between, including incredibly funny ones! I love being part of people’s special occasions.” They are also known for their beautiful, multi-tiered wedding pork pies, which have been featured in national and international publications, from GQ to Country Living. They only make one of those a week, so it pays to get your booking in early. And, if you would like to learn to make pork pies they also run pork pie courses, in conjunction with Dr Tim Kinnaird of Masterchef fame’s cookery school in Norwich.