Saddler's of Forfar
- Telephone 01307 463282
- Opening times Mon–Sat 7am–5pm. Closed Sun.
- Seasonal times n/a
- Food served Mon–Sat 7am–5pm. Closed Sun.
- Average price £5 (lunch)
One of two bakers in the town making the Forfar bridie, Saddler's is a clean, bright bakery shop with cheerful staff offering an impressive array of traditional Scottish cakes and, of course, the famous local pasty. The pleasant café serves up drinks and simple light lunches such as home-made soup and quiche as well as sandwiches made to order.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 48
- Open since: 1897
Reviews & features
What savoury bake is neither pie nor pasty?29 Jun 2017
The town's two bakers, Saddlers and McLarens, sort fact from the guesses on the Forfar bridie
Some things about a Forfar bridie are firm fact. Others are not. Real Forfar bridies, as sold by the town's two bakers, Saddler's and McLaren's, are made using shortcrust pastry (not flaky), with a filling of steak mince, secret seasonings and sometimes…
Conserving Angus food traditions5 Mar 2015
How the Protected Geogrphical Indication scheme works to support the food heritage of Angus
Whether enjoying a slice of Gouda in Glamis or a few Cornish sardines in Carnoustie, it's important consumers can trust the origin of the food they're eating. The European Union's Protected Food Name scheme aims to help them do just that – rather like a…
Forfar bridies: wedding treat or packed lunch?9 Jul 2012
Its origins may be disputed, but locals fiercely guard its reputation
Kirrimuir-born JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan, knew about bridies, giving them a place in his novel Sentimental Tommy, when Tommy’s homesick mother recalls it as a ‘sublime kind of pie’ that is offered to visitors at grander houses on Hogmanay.