Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:45

The Eden Project has launched an exclusive new steak and ale pie in time for February half term. 

The pie has been developed by Tom’s Pies in Exeter and is made with St. Austell Brewery’s Eden Pale Ale. It will be exclusively available in the Eden Kitchen and will be served with crushed potatoes, roast vegetables and gravy.

Eden has been working with Tom’s Pies for two years, with the Eden Kitchen selling a selection from their range, including chicken and wild mushroom, spicy lamb with chickpeas and chorizo and butternut squash, mixed bean and cheese.

Eden Pale Ale is brewed and bottled by St. Austell Brewery exclusively for the Eden Project. It is a classic English pale ale that is amber in colour, with a full yet dry palate balanced by succulent fruity hops.

Andrew Holden, Eden’s Procurement Director, said: “We love Eden Pale Ale and Tom’s Pies and we have had long-held ambition to work with them to create a special pie for our visitors.

“We’re very pleased with this pie. It is hand-made with high-quality, local ingredients and we love the way it tastes. The shortcrust pastry is buttery and delicate and the filling is rich with an unmistakable flavour of Eden Pale Ale.”

Tom's Pies are purveyors of the finest gourmet and multi-award winning pies, hand-made in Devon. They are created from only the best and freshest ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible.

Tom’s Pies have long standing relationships with Darts Farm and River Cottage as well as gracing the deli counters of the UK's most famous food halls such as Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Rick Stein’s Deli.

St. Austell Brewery was founded in 1851 by Cornishman Walter Hicks, and remains 100% independent and family owned. Famous for its range of beers including Tribute, Korev and Proper Job, they have produced more than half a billion pints since opening.