After stopping for a quick chat with both Hammond Charcuterie and Fresh Revolution, I alighted upon the delights of Ridley’s Game, which, alongside an impressive selection of seasonal game to take home and cook, had a lovely range of hot pies packing in their warmer cabinet.
I chose a pheasant and apricot parcel (£1), although on reflection a pair of them probably would have been the way to go, as they looked unmistakably like boobies.
Once I’d got over my schoolboy sniggering, a good ten minutes later, I tucked in. The pastry was nicely crisp and the filling packed very good meaty flavour, with the apricot bringing a lovely tang to proceedings. I enjoyed it, muchly.
So overall, aside from my mammary-induced chortling, Ridley’s is doing really good work. I look forward to visiting again, trying more of their pastry treats and perhaps taking something away to cook at home. You should make sure to stop by next time you’re at the market.