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Genuine Forfar Bridies, Medium, Onion, JAS McLaren & Son Bakers of Forfar (Est. 1893), 1 per pack

JAS McLaren & Sons
£3.99
Z-CH-MEP-1537
Out of stock

NOT AVAILABLE BETWEEN 5th MARCH to 12th MARCH!

Genuine Forfar Bridies Online,

Handmade in Forfar, Angus, Scotland by JAS McLaren & Son Bakers of Forfar (Est. 1893)



The iconic Forfar Bridie is a delicious horseshoe-shaped baked meat product. It has a shortcrust cover and the filling consists of steak, onions and seasoning. The Famous Forfar Bridie originated in the early part of the 19th century in Angus, Scotland.

One story of their origin is that they were made for wedding meals (the Brides’ meal) hence the horseshoe shape (for luck). Another story is that they were made by Margaret Bridie from Glamis, who sold them at the Buttermarket in Forfar. James McLaren and Son have been making Forfar Bridies since 1893 and the present owner, Mrs Karen Murray, is the great, great granddaughter of the firm’s founder James McLaren and the 5th generation of the family to run the business.

The classic description of Forfar Bridie, often quoted by Alan Reid the local historian, was given by Jeems Stark, a one-time local character and frequenter of bakehouses. According to James, a bridie was “juist a brodie – a big roons slap o’ dough wi’ the tap hauf spread wi’ steak cut sma’ an’ chappit ingins.” “Syne the boddom hauf’s luftit an’ laid ower the tap an’ scolpit ee aidge.” “Nick oot twa holes ee tap fauld an’ there y’are – a brode pie – a brodie – a bridie.”

Watch how McLaren Bakers hand make their Forfar Bridies HERE


Storage & Prep

Ingredients: To follow.....Steak, Shortcrust Pastry, Onions....

Allergens, wheat.

Baked fresh to order.

Medium in size.

Arrives fresh, and individually vac-packed with a 4-day shelf life in the fridge.

Suitable for home freezing.


Meet the Producer: JAS McLaren & Son Bakers

Established in 1893 and based in the Angus Towns of Forfar and Kirriemuir, James McLaren and Son combine a long tradition in baking the famous ‘Forfar Bridie’. McLarens Bakery has spanned six generations. Founder, James McLaren served his apprenticeship with Jolly the Bakers in Queen Street, Forfar. He opened his own bakery in Market Street in Forfar 1893. His first son, James, died in 1894. His second son, William, worked with him and took over running of the business in 1918. William McLaren William (b. 1904) started in the bakery when he was 13 years old taking over the running of it in 1941. William (b. 1940) started work in 1955, going into partnership with his father in 1963 and taking over the business in 1969 on his father’s retiral. He was joined by his wife Allison as a partner in 1979 and by their daughter, Karen in 1990. Allison retired in 2000. Sarah, Karen's daughter began her journey with McLaren’s in 2011.

Producer:
JAS McLaren & Sons
Scottish Food From:
  • Dundee & Angus

**We are closed just now as we are on annual leave from Sat 16th Jun to Sun 1st Jul 2018***


Next available day when your goods will be delivered

  • For the majority of UK wide postcodes: To be confirmed
  • For All DD & AB30 postcodes: Friday 17th June (1-4pm)
  • For Rural Postcodes (which take 2 days to deliver to): To be confirmed

Alternative delivery dates are available at checkout.

Or select our new Click and Collect service from our farm, Myreside Farm or Forfar Farmers Market.


Click and Collect Service

We now offer a click and collect service. Order and pay for your goods online, then collect at these locations:

  • Our Farm - Myreside Farm, Inverkeilor, Angus, DD11 5RL - Every Friday between 9 - 5
  • Forfar Farmers Market, Strathmore Hall, Forfar, Angus

More About Our Delivery Services

Standard delivery service using Parcelforce (majority of postcodes UK wide)

  • We deliver every Thursday between 8am - 12 noon
  • Place your order by Tuesday at 8am

If you spend £80 or more per consignment destined to one delivery address, your standard delivery is FREE.

If you spend £79.99, your standard delivery charge is £8 per consignment to a single delivery address.


Our Local Delivery Service (all DD postcodes in Dundee & Angus, AB30)

  • We deliver every Wednesday between 1pm - 4pm
  • Place your order by Tuesday at 8am

If you spend £80 or more per consignment destined to one delivery address, your standard delivery is FREE.

If you spend £79.99 or less, your standard delivery charge is £3.99 per consignment to a single delivery address.


Our Rural Delivery Service (certain postcodes in the Scottish Highlands & Islands)

  • We deliver every Friday before 5pm
  • Place your order by Tuesday at 8am

Isn’t it a nuisance, you live a beautiful remote location but no one wants to deliver to you? Well, we are here to help.

We offer a rural delivery service to most rural postcodes in the UK for exactly the same price as our standard service.

If you spend £80 or more per consignment destined to one delivery address, your standard delivery is FREE.

If you spend £79.99 or less, your standard delivery charge is £8 per consignment to a single delivery address.

For you guys in the remoter regions of the UK we deliver within 48hrs rather than 24hrs. Our super duper Wool Cool packaging has been tried and tested and guarantees chilled freshness up to 48hrs.

We deliver every Thursday using couriers to the rural postcodes listed below.

We deliver anytime between 8am and 6pm on day of your delivery.

Cut off times for orders are:

1pm on Monday for Thursday deliveries.

If your postcode is on this list below and you’d like to order from us, enter your postcode at the checkout and you'll offered our Rural Delivery Service (48hr service).

AB31* AB33* AB35 *AB34* AB36* AB37* AB38* AB41 *AB42* AB43* AB44* AB45* AB51* AB52* AB53* AB54* AB55* AB56* AB63*

DG10-16*

FK8 3* FK17* FK18* FK19* FK20* FK21*

IV1* IV2* IV3* IV4* IV5* IV6* IV7* IV8* IV9* IV10* IV11* IV12* IV19*

IV22* IV23* IV24* IV26* IV27* IV28* IV30* IV31* IV32* IV36*

IV40* IV41*IV42* IV43* IV44* IV45* IV46* IV47* IV48* IV49*

IV50* IV51* IV52* IV53* IV54* IV55* IV56* IV63*

KA27*

KT15* KT16* KT17*

KW1* KW2* KW3* KW5* KW6* KW7* KW8* KW9* KW10* KW11* KW12* KW13* KW14* KW15 1*

PA34* PA36* PA40* PA70* PA80* PA60* PA61*

TD15 2*

TR25*

PH10* PH11* PH13* PH14*PH15 2* PH19*

PH20* PH21* PH22* PH23* PH24* PH25* PH26*

PH30* PH31* PH32* PH33* PH34* PH35* PH36* PH37* PH38* PH39* PH40* PH41*PH42* PH43* PH44* PH49*

PH50*

We are currently unable to deliver to the following postcodes: ZE*, HS, PA (Inner Hebrides), KA.

If a delivery option isn't offered for your postcode, do get in touch as we can certainly see what we can do to help!


Life is far too short to be waiting in for deliveries so we have 3 convenient delivery options for you:

1. We Can Deliver to Your Work Place

Just add your work address to the delivery address section and add any special instructions like “Tell Dotty on reception to keep her paws off my goodies”.

2. We Can Leave in a Safe Place at Your Home

Just let us know in the Delivery Instructions where you’d like us to leave your box. Our cheery couriers are experts in deliveries to sheds and garages. Somewhere cool and dark is best. Most of our customers choose this option and you must give us a safe place to leave your goods if we are delivering to your home address.

3. We Can Deliver to Your Neighbours

“Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours”. Do you have a good neighbour who would give a home to your fresh box? Perfect, just let us know in the Delivery Instructions. Goods can are best left in their box until you collect them from your neighbour.

Change of plan and you won’t be around on the day of delivery?

If the goods have been dispatched, our courier will contact you on the day of the delivery. If the goods haven't been dispatched, please contact us on 01241 830 693.

Don’t worry if you aren’t available to pop your fresh goodies in the fridge straight away, our super duper Wool Cool packaging keeps everything nicely chilled for up to 4 days (not that we'll need it!).


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