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Countryfile pie shop owner hits back at critics after ‘roadkill special’ leaves viewers ‘sickened’


A COUNTRYFILE pie store proprietor has hit again at critics after their ‘roadkill particular’ left viewers ‘sickened’.

Sunday’s version of the BBC present noticed Matt Baker and Margherita Taylor head to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire to have fun British Pie Week.

A Countryfile pie shop owner has hit back at critics of their 'roadkill' pie


A Countryfile pie store proprietor has hit again at critics of their ‘roadkill’ pie
Margherita Taylor helped Kath and Phil Walmsley make the dish on Sunday's show


Margherita Taylor helped Kath and Phil Walmsley make the dish on Sunday’s present

Margherita met up with Kath and Phil Walmsley, who run an award-winning meals enterprise, Good Pie, and produce some ‘unique’ variations equivalent to crocodile, camel and kangaroo pies.

Kath then revealed she had gained an award for her squirrel pie earlier than the presenter helped the couple make ‘roadkill pie’, full with tyre tracks design on high because of their grandson’s toy tractor.

Nevertheless, Countryfile viewers had been left horrified by it with one calling it “completely gross”.

Now Phil has responded to the criticism, telling LeicestershireLive: “Typically, we have had an incredible response from being on the present, and we have had plenty of good feedback about it and other people desirous to strive our pies.

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“The “roadkill” pie which bought a couple of feedback is only a blended recreation pie with meats equivalent to pheasant, rabbit, and venison. Kath got here up with the identify and thought it was humorous due to the combo of meats inside it.

“Most individuals realise it is only a joke and discover it humorous, particularly after we use our grandson’s toy tractor to place tyre marks on it.

“However you do get some folks objecting to it and pondering it means we go round scooping up roadkill.”

He continued: “The squirrel pie has really gained a gold award on the British Pie Awards, even when some folks do not need to strive it.

“Squirrel meat has a little bit of a sweeter gamey style to it, it is a very distinctive flavour.”

Nevertheless, viewers had been horrified by the fillings being cooked up, with one writing on Twitter: “Scraping the underside of the barrel episode #Countryfile.”

One other added: “Squirrel pie and roadkill pie on #Countryfile tonight – significantly?! Completely gross. Why give these folks airtime?”

A 3rd tweeted: “Squirrel in a pie? So merciless.”

Phil insisted a lot of people like their more 'exotic' pie fillings


Phil insisted lots of people like their extra ‘unique’ pie fillings

Countryfile airs Sundays on BBC One and is obtainable on BBC iPlayer.

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