A Pub, a Meat Pie, a Success!


After a delightful introduction to meat pies in Rotorua, New Zealand, I was dead set on having a meat pie on my next trip to London. And I usually get my way πŸ™‚ Just that it was on a day trip to wonderful Bath. The tourist office didn’t have any recommenda- tions, but they did have a flyer from a pub named The Raven of Bath, so on I went. The free public house is a few blocks outside the town centre, and catered to both locals and a couple of fellow tourists who had found their way there too. A quiet, low-key local pub – just up my alley. TheΒ Raven Ale Pie I went for was veeeery nice! The Raven ale and red onion gravy I chose to accompany it tasted a bit too much ale for my palate… In addition to serving me a great lunch, the pub had a small book sale – that is, you leave books you don’t need anymore on the bookshelf, the patron who find a book he/she likes takes the book and leaves a charity donation in the adjacent box. Super feature!

As said The Raven of Bath is a bit out of the way, but if you’re OK with a 5-10 min walk from the main streetsΒ you’re in for a treat.

Website: theravenofbath.co.uk


0 thoughts on “A Pub, a Meat Pie, a Success!

  1. Now I really feel like I missed out, I can’t say I ate any meat pies in NZ even though it’s my kind of food. The one in the Raven looks mighty good to me!

    • If we are distinguishing NZ from Aussie meat pie :), I have no idea ’cause I didn’t try one… But the NZ meat pie has one up on the English one πŸ™‚ But I take what I can get, because Down Under is so far away πŸ™‚

    • πŸ˜€ Maybe it’s a good thing I don’t live in England, otherwise I’d have meat pie for lunch and dinner πŸ™‚ No. Just wish I had brought some books to donate.

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