|Meat pies from Burland, Llangollen canal
British pies on the the other hand are thick, crispy shells of short crust pastry browned to perfection and filled with a choice of Steak and Ale--large, tender chunks of delicious English beef and a rich brown gravy flavored with Ale; chicken and mushroom--again large, tender chunks of chicken, and a white, creamy gravy flavored with the merest hint of nutmeg, perhaps a bit of tarragon, and plump, juicy mushroom pieces.
There are other flavors--Steak and Kidney, minced beef and onion for example. Mmmm! Also available are cold pork pies to eat with a cold salad. I found those too lardy tasting for my appetite.