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New James Strawbridge Gourmet Pasties to Launch on Summer Menu


The Posh Pasty Company is a small family business founded by James Strawbridge and his wife Holly in 2013. They supply a range of trendy delis, foodie pubs, tourist attractions, independent cafes and farm shops across the region and can be seen travelling the South West in their vintage VW Food Truck.

Celebrating their passion for using the best, locally sourced ingredients, the award-winning ‘The Venus Company‘ is delighted to have joined forces James Strawbridge to create two new gourmet pasties. The Venus Strawbridge gourmet pasties will feature on The Venus Company’s new summer menu, which will be available in their cafés and takeaways in Devon and Cornwall from April.

The two new varieties are, ‘Triple Cheese and Onion’ and ‘Minted Lamb and Yoghurt’. Triple Cheese & Onion uses Gouda, mature Davidstow Cheddar and creamy farmhouse Cornish Smuggler cheese and is served with James’ homemade red tomato relish. Whilst beneath the turmeric and chilli pastry of the Minted Lamb and Yoghurt pasty lies tender lamb marinated in gently spiced natural yoghurt, garlic, fennel and mint with a cooling organic Harissa mayo.

James Strawbridge

James says: “I am thrilled to be working with The Venus Company on this joint new venture. It’s a fantastic way for us to showcase the very best South West producers and also to add a new level of desirability to the already hugely popular Cornish pasty.” James, who rose to fame alongside his father Dick in ITV 1’s The Hungry Sailors, last year turned his passion for pasties into a business, founding the Posh Pasty Company.