I had actually already passed by Exeter General Store some days ago by surprise whilst heading out to Heatherbreas Pies at Sutton Forest. I thought this the first time and was confirmed by my second visit, there is not much to Exeter. Not to be critical, this is actually its charm. An antique store, the general store, a church, the local oval, the railway station, all you really need! The concept of the general store still serves its purpose by acting as the cafe, restaurant, newsagent, post office, library, grocer and of course local gossip central!
- Distance: 18km
- Pie Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
The pie special of the day and only pie on the menu was a lamb & rosemary pie. The lunchtime crowd was in full swing and we barely got a table!
- Pies: Lamb & Rosemary, served with salad.
- Pastry: The pastry was soft and made the pie look plump and inviting.
- Filling: A solid lamb & rosemary. The rosemary took the stage in the battle of the flavours. The lamb may have been a little overcooked. We’re being critical as we’ve come off the back of some VERY good pies. So it was definitely still a solid effort.
- Cost: $16
- Sauce tax: Dine-in pie served with a relish included.
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.
About The Author
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.