Burrawang General Store

burrawang general store

This was the first of the ‘long runs’ for the Pie trail run. It was exactly 20km to run out to Burrawang. The Burrawang General Store has been in existence in some shape or form since 1867. It is a well-preserved piece of the colonial past when the area was just a field of native palm trees, known by the locals as Burrawang. The run was in an occasional misty rain which any runner will tell you is welcome. A pleasant distraction was the rolling hills of farmland that extends south-east of Bowral.

Running Stats:

  • Distance: 20km
  • Pie Time: 1:45 mins

Pie Charts:

Burrawang General Store has a pie on the specials board each day of the week. This was our first of the dine-in gourmet pies. Hold on folks, we’re now moving into some very gourmet territory! The Chicken Chilli pie was served with mushy peas and roast carrots and beans atop a mound of creamy mashed potato. It was a step up from the more traditional take-away meat pies e had tried to date. Definitely a welcome feast after 20km of running.

  • Pies: Chicken Chilli (different pie each day of the week so call ahead).
  • Pastry: The bulbous lid was extremely light and fluffy. The base was thick, yet super soft and a meal in itself. Upon enquiry, it’s made using butter, so it retains a great flavour.
  • Filling: Not so much chilli to taste, but small chunks of well-cooked chicken sufficed.
  • Cost: $18 for the plate.
  • Sauce tax: Sauce is frowned upon to include with these uber gourmet pies.
burrawang general store pie

The Chilli Chicken Pie served with mushy peas, mash, beans and roasted carrot.

Southern Highlands Pie Trail Run

The Southern ‘Pielands’ Trail Run went for the month of June. As ambassadors for ‘Pie time’ we ran to all of the 26 bakeries on the official Pie Trail to see what they had to offer. See our reviews of all 26 bakeries, their stories and their pies.

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Ever since venturing out the back gate into the bush as a kid, I've had a curiosity to escape and explore as often as I could. It's fair to say that my curiosity has continued to grow instead of fade as the years go on. It eventually came time to turn a few scribbled notes into some legible stories and travel tips for anyone with a similar curiosity as me.

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