Best Pies in the Blue Mountains?
Bilpin is best-known for its apple orchards, and every apple picking season, hordes head for the hills to pick their homelands favourite rare kinds, such as Bramley and Cox Orange Pippen.
However Bilpin is full of surprises, and rumour has it that Pie in the Sky Roadhouse makes the best pies in the Blue Mountains.
Just a short 10 minute drive from Bilpin Springs Lodge sits a modest roadhouse with bare floorboards and wallpapered corrugated walls. A simple garden to the side to enjoy the sunshine.
Everyone loves a good pie. With a generous range of meat pies, with the favourites being lamb, chicken and beef, to more brave options, it seems it would be best not to wait until you are dying of hunger to head down for fear of it all being sold out.
Wash it down with a locally brewed Hillbilly Cider, and if you have room, they have apple pies for dessert. Single serves, plus a family size apple as a take home souvenir.
The experience of visiting Bilpin is one of getting back n touch with where good food comes from, and getting back in touch with community. The Pie in the Sky Roadhouse sell a range of foods from the wider community of Bilpin, such as: Georgia’s Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs, Bilpin Bush Honey and ‘Hawkesbury’ condiments - Peach and Ginger Jam, Breakfast Marmalade and Berry Jam – all homemade using home grown berries and fruits.
Whether it be on a weekend away exploring the Blue Mountains with Bilpin as your base, or on a fruit picking day-trip from the city, Pie in the Sky might be a perfectly located lunch stop.
Photos: By Ann Niddrie