As you may expect there really are loads of places in St Ives to pick up a Pasty. It is hard to walk along some of the narrow streets without passing a Pasty shop or spotting someone eating one.
I had tried to do a little advanced planning to weed out the more local independent bakeries and then some how a Day Trip to St Ives turned into another day of eating Cornish Pasties.
St Ives Bakery, Pengenna Pasties, and S.H.Ferrell & Son were the ones that had stood out online so we made a beeline down the hill on the bus from the carpark to the harbourfront to try and find them
St Ives Bakery
St Ives Bakery is located on Fore Street which is the next road up from the sea front running in parallel to Wharf Road, so it is just off the front but really easy to find. There was a pretty big line of people standing outside waiting for their baked goods so we were already hopeful that these were going to be decent.
They were offering Traditional Pasties in shortcrust or flaky pastry and they were filled with ‘Beef Skirt, Onion, Swede & Potato’
We ate ours sitting on the wall down on the slipway where the boats were lined up ready for the water. It seemed that we were in good company as pretty much everyone else was eating a pasty as well.
I really do like this type of pastry, it does kind of go everywhere with flakes sticking to your fingers and coat but it just seems more enjoyable that some ‘harder’ pastry crusts.
I also enjoyed the fillings of their pasties, perhaps not as peppery as some, but certainly moist and well filled.