Stokes of Ellesmere

Rodney Stokes established the butchers in Ellesmere over 25 years ago, before converting farm buildings at Mereside Farm into a manufacturing unit and expanding the business by creating a range of gourmet pork pies.

It’s all in the mix !

We make our pies in small batches of no more than 25 ensuring attention to detail and quality control – all the ingredients are freshly weighed for every batch.

Our special recipe filling is mixed by hand, as is the hot water pastry which is made with just flour, lard, margarine and a little salt mixed with hot water. Just how you’d make it at home.

Hand stamped and sealed.

Using traditional equipment operated by hand the original ‘Little Champion’ pie stamper is used to press individual tins with the pastry. Pastry lids are stamped on to the pies and egg washed.


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Stokes of Ellesmere