Why Pies Make the Best Comfort Food

Wed, Mar 29, 2023

Luxurious, Yet Satisfying

As prize-winning purveyors of pies, we know we’re not impartial, but please bear with us: pies make the best comfort food. 

At Lochinver Larder, we’re passionate about creating delightful parcels of deliciousness, using the very best locally sourced ingredients. Think of our pies as a warm hug on a frosty day. 

When you think about comfort food, what springs to mind? A slab of cake for elevenses? A bar of milk chocolate in front of the television? A toasted cheese sandwich after a hard day’s work? Or maybe it’s a hot flaky pastry pie bursting with flavourful fillings that can be enjoyed any time, anywhere? You know the right answer will always be pie!

Here at Lochinver Larder, we know (and love) comfort food. So, let’s get back to basics with the ultimate comfort grub. Whether you’re relaxing at home and craving a tantalising lunch, or out on the terraces supporting your local team with a rumbling tummy, a pie will hit the spot, every time. It’s practical, it’s luxurious, it’s moreish. 

Craving Flavour? The Pie’s The Limit!

There’s nothing more quintessentially British than a well-filled pie encased in buttery pastry. A pie is tasty, portable, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Our carefully curated collection of luxury pies is lovingly hand-crafted by our amazing team in the stunning North West Highlands. 

In our kitchen, flavour is everything; we want to give your taste buds a holiday. Steak in a pie is a thing of beauty, and our Steak and Ale pie is hugely popular, but why stop at steak? There are endless combinations to sample. 

For bolder taste buds, why not give our Durban Curry pie a bash? If you’re a fan of rich, autumnal flavours, our Venison and Cranberry Pie ticks every box. Vegetarians love our best-selling flavour-packed Chestnut, Mushroom and Red Wine and Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Goats Cheese pies. All of our pies work equally well as a generous snack or a more substantial meal with a side. 

Fancy a wee sweet treat? A tasty Apple and Blackcurrant will satisfy that craving. If you’re feeling adventurous, (and because you deserve it), why not follow your hearty steak and ale pie with a dreamy Apricot and Peach pie for dessert? Chocolate lovers rejoice over our heavenly Chocolate, Pear and Almond pie. 

Eyes on the Pies

There’s nothing dainty about a good old-fashioned pie. Despite their ‘perfect for a picnic’ proportions, our pies have heft. Have you heard of the ‘filling factor’? Unlike the majority of mass-produced pies, our pies have a higher ratio of filling to pastry. Don’t believe us? Our Pork and Apple pie has 63% filling and just 37% pastry! We even create a spacious pastry dome to squeeze in more filling. Now that’s what we call comfort food. 

To be Enjoyed Here, There and Everywhere

At Lochinver Larder, we welcome pie aficionados from all over the globe. From locals popping in to buy a Chicken Curry pie for tea, to NC500 explorers fueling up on a hearty Poached Salmon pie for the next leg of their Scottish adventure. 

The great thing about a pie is that it can be enjoyed anywhere. If you’re having one of those days at work, dig into a comforting pie on your break and appreciate the little things that make life better. If you’re visiting the North West Highlands and feeling the chill, pop into Lochinver Larder for a warming pie and a side of buttery mash or new potatoes. 

Our community of customers polish off pies in all manner of places. They devour Haggis, Neeps and Tatties pies at the peak of Stac Pollaidh, nibble on Rhubarb and Ginger pies on the white sandy beaches of Achmelvich, and scoff Savoury Lamb pies while spotting sea eagles and ospreys. Others prefer to snuggle up by a roaring log fire and make a meal of it, enjoying their pies with creamy mashed potatoes and thick, rich gravy.


Pause for a Pie

When you need a break, grab your pie and dig in. Whether you’re at your desk, outdoors, or relaxing at home, munching on a yummy pie is an excellent way to wind down and enjoy some well-deserved ‘me time’. 

Just like a good cuppa, there are occasions in life when only something sweet and comforting will do. Put the kettle on, heat up one of our classic sweet apple pies, and enjoy this tangy treat with a dollop of cream and a huge mug of tea. There, doesn’t that feel better?

Because not every pie lover is local to Lochinver, we make it easy for pie fans to enjoy our specialty pies at home. Sign up to our fantastic ‘Pies By Post’ service and receive a care package of comfort food from our larder to yours. We dispatch to any UK address.

A hot pie is a simple pleasure; it’s comforting, satisfying, and you know you’re treating yourself.

What are you waiting for?

Join Our Pie Club

Passionate about pies? We have great news!

By signing up to be an exclusive member of our Pie Club you can:

  • Be among the first to try a new recipe;
  • Benefit from promotional offers;
  • Receive discounts on your favourite pies at our riverside Pie Shack;
  • Get up to date pie news;
  • Learn what’s happening in and around Lochinver;
  • Offer feedback to help us develop even better pies!

Welcome to Planet Pie, Population ‘YOU’!

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These pies are to die for! We made a special trip to Lochinver Larder on the NC500 and it didn't disappoint us! There are so many to choose from and I bet each one is amazing! Great little view next to the river made it even nicer!
Pie Loving Customer