A Drinks Pairing Guide for Pie Fanatics

July 09, 2024

There's a drink/pie combo for you

The eternal question is and always has been: “What drink should I pair with my Steak and Ale pie?” Lochinver Larder, the home of luxury handmade pies, knows there's nothing quite like a flaky crust and a delicious filling. But did you know that the perfect tipple can transform your pie experience? Keep reading for our fun guide to the wonderful world of pie and drink pairings.


Savoury Sensations

Chicken & Ham, Steak & Ale, Chicken Haggis & Peppercorn

These robust pies call for a brew with a bit of body. A classic British bitter or a rich amber ale cuts through the savoury richness, while a dry cider complements the flavours without overpowering them.

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cheese (V), Spiced Butternut & Goats Cheese (V)

Channel your inner sommelier with these vegetarian beauties. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc complements the creamy cheese and vegetables, while a Pinot Noir brings out the earthiness of the roasted vegetables and spices.

Chicken Curry, Chicken Leek & Mushroom

Take your taste buds on a global adventure! For the curry pie, a light India Pale Ale (IPA) with citrus notes balances the heat, while a Riesling cuts through the creaminess of the chicken leek and mushroom.

Smoked Haddock Pie

Dive into the deep with this seafood masterpiece. A dry white wine like a Pinot Grigio enhances the delicate smokiness of the haddock, while a lager keeps things light and refreshing.

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties

A true Scottish classic deserves a proper pairing. A peated single malt whisky complements the earthiness of the haggis, while a hearty Scottish ale cuts through the richness for a truly authentic experience.


Sweet Endings

Apple, Apple & Blackcurrant, Rhubarb & Strawberry

These fruity pies crave a touch of sweetness. A sparkling wine like Prosecco or Champagne complements the tartness of the fruit, while a medium-bodied cider brings out the sweetness without being cloying.

Apricot & Peach, Chocolate, Pear & Almond

Indulge your decadent side! A dessert wine like a Marsala or a late harvest Riesling pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the stone fruits and chocolate, while a fruity red wine like a Pinot Noir complements the chocolate and almonds.

Pork, Apple & Cider

This delightful combination is a match made in heaven. A full-bodied cider enhances the apple flavours, while a glass of apple juice keeps things simple and refreshing.


Mocktail magic

At Lochinver Larder, we believe everyone deserves a delightful drink alongside their pie! So, for our designated drivers and teetotaling pie enthusiasts, fear not! We've got "mocktail magic" to make your mouth water.

Sweet Sips for Fruity Favourites

For our apple, berry, and stone fruit pies (think Apple, Rhubarb & Strawberry, or Apricot & Peach), a sparkling concoction is the way to go. Combine soda water with fresh fruit slices like strawberries, peaches, or apples for a refreshing and vibrant drink. A splash of fruit juice, like cranberry or apple, can add an extra layer of flavour.

Herbal Harmony for Savoury Delights

For our savoury veggie pies, like Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cheese or Spiced Butternut & Goats Cheese, a homemade iced tea is a perfect partner. Steep your favourite herbal tea (peppermint, ginger, or hibiscus would all be delicious options) in hot water, then allow it to cool completely. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime for a touch of zest, and sweeten to taste with a drizzle of honey or agave nectar.

Creamy Companions for Heartier Options

For the richer pies like Steak & Ale or Chicken Haggis & Peppercorn, a creamy mocktail can be a delightful alternative. Blend together vanilla extract, milk, and ice for a cool and refreshing base. A pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg will add a warm, autumnal touch, perfect for those colder months. For an extra special treat, top it with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.


The Pie Party to End All Pie Parties

Now that you're armed with your handy guide, it's time to throw your own pie and drink pairing party! Browse Pies By Post’s extensive selection of handmade pies – with online pie delivery available, you can put on a spread from the comfort of your own home. Invite your friends and family, choose their favourite pies, and experiment with different drink pairings. Remember, there are no hard and fast rules – have fun and discover your own perfect combinations.

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Came here for dessert! One day I hope we can come back for a savoury pie, because that pastry... I'm not sure what they do to it, but it's fantastic!!!!
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