'While gentry and peasants never see eye to eye.
There is only one fact they can never deny:
That the legendary Barnaby Sykes made one hell of a tasty pie.'
Born into a farm labourer's family around 1800, he worked on the land by day and poached game and livestock by night. His skill in 'borrowing' local ingredients and turning them into mouth-watering pies became local legend.
The lovable rogue evaded the village stocks for years. However during a succession of failed harvests, he turned to supplying pies with poached contents to the poor and hungry.
Land-owners became fed-up and Barnaby Sykes became a wanted man. Records state he was hanged, but some say he was murdered. No two accounts are the same, but of all the tales, the above truth remains...