Clark's Pies


Clark's Pies
Clark's Pies
Type Private
Founded 1909
Founder(s) Mary Clark
Headquarters Grangetown, Cardiff, Wales
Key people Dennis, Beverly and Amanda Clark
Products Pies
Website http://www.clarkspies.co.uk/
The Clark's Pie


Clark's Pies, also colloquially nicknamed "Clarkies" or "Clarksies" are well known meat pies that originated in Cardiff, and can now be found in South Wales and the West of England.

Contents

History

The Clark's Pies shop in Bromsgrove Street

A printed paper bag from the 1930's states that the business was established in 1909.[1] A shop opened on Llanmaes Street in Roath, Cardiff in 1913. Developed by Mary Clark, a second shop opened on Cowbridge Road East in nearby Canton in the 1930s. During World War II the first shop was closed due to wartime meat rationing. Mr Dennis Dutch, Mary Clark's grandson, opened the third pie shop and bakery on 10 May 1955 in Bromsgrove Street, Grangetown. In 2005, Dennis celebrated the shop's 50th anniversary.

In the late 1920s, (Harold, Harry) Percy Clark left his mother Mary to branch out on his own, establishing a shop in North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, where he built his own business. The shop passed to Percy's sons, John, Ken and Roger Clark, who have all since retired. Roger's daughter, Dawn Clark, continues the family tradition as a director of the business, which is still in the original premises on North Street.

The Recipe

The exact recipe of the pie filling is a closely guarded secret containing beef, vegetables and gravy. Unusually for a pie, the pastry is thick enough not to require a foil tray. Each pie has the word "CLARPIE" stamped into the pastry.

Consuming the Pie

Knives and forks are not required; the pastry is thick enough to pick up and eat in the upright position without crumbling or getting soggy. Microwaving the pie will negate these qualities, turning the pie to jelly.

A Clark's Tash - The nickname given to burning the upper lip with the hot filling.

Clark's Pie Quotes

  • Frank Hennessy:[2] I can't remember not having a Clark's Pie. As soon as Cardiffians saw the Millennium Stadium they fell in love with it. They didn't realise why. It's like a giant Clark's pie with four cocktail sticks in it.
  • Ian Holloway, former Bristol Rovers player/manager, erroneously claims the pie to be a Bristol invention:[3] There's some great things that have come out of Bristol - Clark's pies, a couple of football teams.... not sure about me, though!

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Clark's Pies — Un Clark s Pie. Los Clark s Pies (llamados coloquialmente Clarkies o Clarksies) son unos pasteles de carne muy conocidos en el Gales del Sur y el oeste de Inglaterra. La receta exacta del relleno del pastel es un secreto celosamente guardado.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Clark Still — Personaje de Ikari Warriors, The King of Fighters y Metal Slug Primera aparición Ikari Warriors Voz original Yoshinori Shima Primera aparición en KOF …   Wikipedia Español

  • Clark Kellogg — Datos personales Nombre completo Clark Clifton Kellogg Jr. Apodo Special K Nacimiento Cleveland, Ohio …   Wikipedia Español

  • Túnel de la Calle Clark — Clark Street Tunnel País  Estados Unidos Localidad Manhattan, Nueva York y …   Wikipedia Español

  • Expedición de Lewis y Clark — Lewis (Izquierda) y Clark (Derecha). La expedición de Lewis y Clark (1804 06), comandada por Meriwether Lewis y William Clark, fue la primera expedición terrestre que partiendo desde el Este de Estados Unidos alcanzó la costa del Pacífico y… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Earl Clark — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Earl Clark Datos personales Earl Rashad Clark Nacimiento Plainfield, New Jersey …   Wikipedia Español

  • Archie Clark — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Archie Clark Datos personales Archie L. Clark Nacimiento Conway, Arkansas …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pork pie — For other uses, see Pork pie (disambiguation). Pork pie A pork pie is a traditional British meat pie. It consists of roughly chopped pork and pork jelly sealed in a hot water crust pastry [1]. It is normally eaten cold as a snack …   Wikipedia

  • Mince pie — A modern mince pie, cut through its centre A mince pie, also known as minced pie, is a small British sweet pie traditionally served during the Christmas season. Its ingredients are traceable to the 13th century, when returning European crusaders… …   Wikipedia

  • Apple pie — This article is about the food. For other uses, see Apple pie (disambiguation). Apple pie with lattice upper crust …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.