DINERS at Droitwich’s Gardeners Arms pub can now tuck into a slice of history after two apprentices developed pasties to honour the town’s saltworkers of yesteryear, writes Sophie Nixon.
Shannon Skeffington and Kye Poole, with the help of landlord Simon Berry, have created ‘The Worker’s Pasties’ to be served with the pub’s new brewed Corbett Celebratory Ale and Cider.
There is a fruity flavoured pale ale (4.2% ABV) to complement Workers Ale Pasty Minced Lamb, chorizo, root vegetables, rosemary, onions, black pepper then cooked in a red wine vegetable gravy, encased in buttery pastry.
Or for a slightly more savoury treat, a medium still Dry Cider (5% ABV) served with a Workers Cider Pasty with pulled pork, chicken, smoked bacon and pears cooked in a rich cider and chive sauce encased in buttery pastry.
This latest project follows on from the young entrepreneurs producing 18 new distinctive pies which they have been selling at local markets.
Simon said: “For such a young age they have shown determination to succeed, they have produced more than 5,000 pies.”
He added the pair had further enhanced the hostelry’s reputation as the go-to place for pastries, following the success of the Droitwich and Worcester Pies.
Restaurant manager Jade Reynolds said: “We are looking forward to people paying us a visit to try the pasties – we’d be interested to hear what they think of them.”