We’re not normally the type to blow our own trumpet. But…

Did you know the Hairy Bikers have sung Denby Dale’s praises? Or that the Great Northern Cookbook has told our story? Or, after The Great British Bake Off paid us a visit, our giant pies were the talk of Twitter? Alright, we’ll shut up now.


Ian McMillan

As part of National Pie Week, the Barnsley Bard, the Yorkshire laureate, the self-confessed lover of pies, Ian McMillan, penned a poem about what makes our pies so special. Or as he lovingly calls it, a 'piem'.


Denby Dale Piem

It’s pleasing to the nose
And delightful to the eye
Wait till you taste that Denby Dale pie!
It’s a symphony of crust,
Taties, gravy and meat
A Denby Dale pie makes your life complete!
They’ve been making pies in Denby Dale
For centuries and more
They’re as Yorkshire as puddings and good strong ale
You can smell ‘em through the cottage door!
They’ve been eating pies in Denby Dale
Since King George was a youth!
Each massive pie could tell a tale
or a slice of historical truth!
They’re making them again
And the pie-maker’s art
Is once more close to this town’s heart!
So all those in favour
Stand and bellow Aye!
Then have a taste of that there Denby Dale Pie!

© Ian McMillan