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(Battle of) Crogen Pie
Welsh Lamb, Mead & Apricot Pie with Red Wine and Mead Jus, Chive Mash Potato and Braised Red Cabbage with Apple £15.00
The Story of the Pie
The Battle of Crogen, took place in 1165 here in the Ceiriog Valley when England’s King Henry II’s army opposed the Welsh Princes Owain and Cadwaladar and their own Welsh army in an ill-fated invasion.
Legend has it that prior to battle the royal princes feasted magnificently on Welsh Lamb and Armenian Apricot “Pye” (such treats only being available to noblemen); they reputedly accompanied this with lashings of Mead. The combination was certainly a winning feast and before too long Henry’s army quickly admitted defeat and retreated to nearby Chester.