This establishment, which I admit does have some admiring reviews from local pasty-lovers, has the usual rankings
- We walked up to the van and the man served us. Rating - 100%
- We had to queue for a minute but then the man served us - Rating 100%
- We asked for a hot pasty and he took one from the heated cabinet and gave it to us - Rating 100%
- We had a choice of hot or cold pasty. Our server was very helpful in explaining that one would be hotter than the other and he recommended the local speciality, a half and half (one of each). This is the sort of attention to detail that you only get in top-end restaurants - Rating 100%
- The cigarette ends blowing around our feet as we stood in a puddle added a delightful touch of impertinence - Rating 100%
- I enjoyed being sprayed with mud as one of the local youth hurtled by on a motorbike - Rating 100%
- The fragrance of diesel emissions from passing tractors, far from clashing with the gravy oozing from the base of my pasty, reminded us of central Paris - Rating 100%
- My companion was entranced to find a spray of flaky pastry from her sausage roll sticking playfully to her clothing - Rating 100%
- Such fun for our kids to be able to run back and forth across the road whilst waiting for their food. We have no such facilities in Leeds - Rating 100%
To keep the boggling process going, here is a little snippet on the TA site for reviewers to consider
Typical questions asked:
- Do you have gluten-free options?
- Is there a dress code?
- Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio
** Update April 20th
Mrs C and I had a very pleasant week in Cornwall and, almost by chance, drove past the very site where Helluva Pasties does its trade. It is not really in a deserted car park in the middle of nowhere but located in a deserted car park adjacent to the main road between Callington and Saltash, and it was closed on the couple of times that we passed by. So I can make no further comment on the subject.