three mince pies on a star plate

Written by Beth Bright

Mince pies & mulled apple juice 21 December 11am to 3pm

To celebrate the festive season, please join us for mince pies and mulled apple juice at our country store in Salway Ash on Friday 21 December from 11am to 3pm. It’s a chance to say thank you to all our loyal customers and hello to those who are new to us. Everyone is welcome.

A brief history of the mince pie

Aside from the fact they are deliciously fruity and taste like a mouthful of Christmas, pies packed with spices, pork, cheese and eggs date as far back as the 14th century. By the 17th century suet and orange peel made an appearance along with mutton, cloves and raisins. During the 1700s they changed again with the addition of apples and sugar. The Victorians established the sweet treat mince pie recipe we recognise today.

Victorian women

The apple of Dorset’s eye

Do you know your Slack-ma-gurdle from your Buttery Door, just two of Dorset’s native apple trees? The hills and coastal landscape mean Dorset enjoys an abundance of unusual apple varieties. Traditionally pressed into tasty apple juice, it is the perfect partner to a rich mince pie. And who can resist?

glass of apple juice

We look forward to seeing you very soon!