FAQs

Your pies are handmade in our bakery nestled between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Our team are passionate about giving you an unforgettable pie eating experience. We believe Yorkshire has some of the finest food producers in the country and we're delighted to be able to offer you pies made with incredible fresh ingredients, many of which are sourced within a few miles of us. 

Please note our pies are packed to be able to cope with 1-2 days in transit and arrive in good condition. Therefore once your order has been dispatched, please avoid changing your delivery day via DPD. This will inevitably affect the product's condition on arrival and we are not able to accept responsibility for goods received if a customer changes their delivery day after product is dispatched. Thank you.

FAQs 

How do I cook my pies?

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 195oC (Gas Mark 5).
  2. Remove your pies from the freezer and place in the oven (do not remove pie from outer foil).
  3. Bake for around 40-45 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is piping hot all the way through. 
  4. Serve immediately with your favourite accompaniments and enjoy!

How will you deliver my pies?

We deliver your pies via DPD. They offer a reliable service and we feel we can trust them to deliver your pies. You will receive a notification when your pies are dispatched by email and you will then receive a text/email with a 2 hour delivery slot on the day of delivery. 

*Please note we are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland at present. We are also currently unable to deliver to the following postcodes due to being unable to guarantee product quality due to these areas being on 2 day delivery with our courier. 

PA, KW, IV, AB, PH 

How quickly will you deliver my pies?

We aim to deliver your pies anywhere in the country within 72 hours. You will always be kept informed about when your order will be delivered and will receive notifications when your order has been dispatched and a further notification on the day of delivery with a 2 hour time slot.

Please note: We do not dispatch on a Friday so orders received on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be dispatched the following Monday for Tuesday delivery. 

How much does delivery cost?

The delivery cost is a flat £5.95 and this will be added to your bill at checkout. Order values of £40 and over will be delivered free of charge.

Where do you source your beef from at Yorkshire Handmade Pies?

This is a question we are regularly asked. We are incredibly fortunate to be based in an area famed for beef production and we have some of the best beef farms in the UK right on our doorstep. We buy all the beef that goes into our pies from a butcher based just 2 miles away. They buy from local farms and buy only the best animals direct from the farmers. We are highly diligent with the sourcing of all our meat and beef is a key product for us. When you buy our beef pies, you are guaranteed the beef meets all the following criteria.

  • It is 100% Free range
  • It is sourced almost exclusively within Yorkshire and mainly from farms within 30 miles.
  • It comes from Heritage and Rare breeds including Hereford, Belted Galloway, Angus and many more. These breeds are a traditional part of British farming Heritage and provide incredible quality meat. These types of cattle are a world away from the mass-produced beef commonly sold in supermarkets.
  • All the beef we use is raised on pastures, never in feed lots or sheds. This provides the animals with a natural environment and is a key part of keeping the landscape healthy and populated with wild flowers and other plants that contribute to soil health, an important natural carbon capture system.
  • You really are buying from ‘Field to Fork’ with a very short supply chain that has full traceability throughout.
  • The money you are spending is supporting British farmers passionate about their animals and the quality of the meat they produce.

Can I pick and mix my pies?

This is something we are regularly asked and whilst we would love to offer this, we produce in batches and freeze down in bulk which means we operate with virtually zero waste. This method also really protects product quality and nutritional content. It also means we dispatch 80% of our orders on the same day as ordering, meaning you will receive your pies quickly, something we couldn't do if we offered a pick and mix option. We do offer a range of set mixed boxes which give you a range of pies in the same box if you prefer not to buy the individual flavours.

How do subscriptions work?

If you want to take the hassle out of mealtimes, you can set up a subscription which means you'll automatically be sent your favourite pies either monthly or bi-monthly, depending on what works best for you.

To set up a subscription, simply choose 'subscribe and save' on the product page you wish to set up the subscription for. You can decide whether to receive your pies monthly or every other month. You'll also receive a 5% discount on every purchase you make through your ongoing subscription. You card will automatically be charged ONLY when your next box of pies is sent to you and there are no admin or other charges to worry about. You can cancel your subscription at any time and then reset it up at any time you like. Simply login to your account and click 'manage subscriptions' where you can cancel or amend any aspect of your subscription as you choose.

How are my pies packaged?

Your pies are sent in cardboard recyclable packaging. They will arrive frozen and will need putting straight in the freezer (unless you can't wait and put them straight in the oven!). Some level of slight defrost may occur on the outside of the pastry but this is normal and your pies won't be affected. 

What size and weight are the pies and how much space do I need in the freezer?

The pies are 250g each (a substantial meal for one) and the outer box is 315mm x 220mm x 50mm which fits inside most freezer drawers. You can remove the pies from the outer box which will save a little space in your freezer. 

Zero Food waste.

Frozen food generates 47% less wastage than chilled or ambient food. We produce our pies fresh daily and they are then professionally blast frozen in batches. This preserves the integrity of the product and also means we can be very efficient with our production which means we operate with zero food waste, which is far better for the environment. Add in the fact that professionally frozen food is proven to be superior in terms of nutritional content as well as the fact it locks in the incredible flavours we put into our pies and it's a no brainer!

How long can I keep my pies in the freezer?

Your pies will have a use by date displayed on the outer box label but for best results we recommend using them within 3 months of receiving them. But they rarely last that long!

 What are the benefits of using local ingredients and suppliers?

 Using local ingredients means reduced food miles and many of our ingredients are sourced within 5 miles of our factory. Some within 100 metres! In addition when you buy our pies you are supporting many other British businesses who really care about they do. By buying direct from us, food is not travelling through a complex supply chain to reach you which means less travelling, less storage and ultimately is much better for the environment.