Homity Pie is a traditional British open vegetable pie that is to of believed to of originated in Devon during the second World War, some even call it 'Devon Pie' as a local name. Naturally with sparse resources the diet of the nation had to reflect the cost and variety of food available with rationing. There is little evidence as to the origins of the humble Homity Pie, however records suggest that it was the Land Girls, part of the WLA (Women's Land Army) who worked the land as part of the War in an effort to fill the nation's larders.

Using the cheap but staple ingredients of Potatoes, Onions and Leeks and baking them in a pie, with cream and cheese; The Homity Pie was born.

The Gloucester Old Spot will be serving a indulgent version of Homity Pie until 16th November to recognise the centenary of the end of the First World War, the dish which is suitable for vegetarians contains a pastry case with a filling of potatoes, an onion and leek mixture which is then covered in cream, cheese and garlic alongside a crisp and rich salad.   

£3 will be donated to every Homity Pie sold at the Gloucester Old Spot to The Poppy Appeal in support of WW1 commemorations this November. 


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The Gloucester Old Spot

As a rural pub with plenty of character and rustic charm, The Old Spot is just how a pub should be. Specialising in rare breed pork and all things local.



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