The Weighbridge Inn is famous for their 2 in 1 pies. 2 in 1 pies?! When I first heard of these wonderful things, I presumed they were half savoury and half sweet, but actually they are half pie and half veg – usually cauliflower cheese. The cheesiest, and therefore, the bestest cauliflower cheese you ever did try by the way!
Based in Minchinhampton, The Weighbridge Inn is a proper old-fashioned pub. It’s full of trinkets and pictures and certainly feels very cosy; tucked under the tables of families dining out together are their dogs – who are more than welcome and lying in hope of a few leftovers from their human friends.
They have seven pies to choose from as well as rather delicious looking Sunday roasts, Toby’s famous ribs and home-made lasagne. As much as I love lasagne and Kingsley loves slow-cooked ribs, we stuck with the dish they are famous for and chose a pie each.
I had the Chicken, Ham and Leek which comes with cauliflower cheese and Kingsley had Smoked Haddock & Cod which is served with broccoli mornay. Each pie is topped with the shortest homemade pastry, so short it falls away when you cut into it and gives a brilliant crumbly topping to the pie. The cauliflower cheese, as I mentioned, is the cheesiest stuff ever. It literally oozes down the sides of the pie pot and tastes immense – like all melted cheese does. The meat all comes from Jesse Smith’s which has rave reviews.
They do a small pie for those that aren’t as greedy as us, but we opted for the large and thought we’d have no trouble at all eating the whole lot. These pies are deceptive though. They are seriously rich, creamy, cheesy and filling. So much so, I couldn’t eat all my dessert! So actually, it wouldn’t be out of the question to go small and not be a greedy bugger.
The desserts continue with the old-fashioned pub theme and include favourites such as sticky toffee pudding and fruit crumble. I went for my childhood favourite with the sticky toffee and Kingsley tucked into a chocolate fudge brownie. It has to be said, mine was pretty damn good – one of best I’ve had. I was just sad I had to leave a few bites behind.
I’m glad we finally got to try the much talked about 2 in 1 pies. And now is the time to get your arse there to give them a try too, after all, ‘tis the season of winter comfort food and roaring log fires.