‘Grumpy old men’ sell pies


Two self-proclaimed ‘grumpy old men’ from Cornwall have launched a new range of savoury pies.

Grumpies of Cornwall was founded in January by Trevor Shea and Mark Carne at their bakery in Launceston.

The company uses the best Cornish ingredients including local vegetables, Cornish ale, and meat from Philip Warren’s, a prize winning Launceston butcher.

On creating the pies, Shea said: “At Grumpies, we’re really lucky to work with a chef who has experience of working in restaurants all over the world.

“We told him not to worry about budgets or costings and spend some time at home creating pies as if he was making them for his family.”

And of the novel branding concept, Shea added: “The branding has gone down a storm with customers amused to see that the illustrated characters are representative of me and Mark, and everyone has mentioned the high quality of the pies.”

The Cornish businessmen say they founded Grumpies, pronounced GrumPIES, to fill a gap in the market for top quality Cornish pies that are also environmentally responsible.

All of the Grumpies packaging is made from environmentally sustainable materials, including the compostable window.



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