October 14, 2015

Pies, glorious pies

Helen, Mick & Harry Conway, pictured in their Pynsent Street cafe.

Helen, Mick & Harry Conway, pictured in their Pynsent Street cafe.

Conways has a long-held reputation for providing fresh, delicious food to customers across country Victoria . It all started when Harry and Helen Conway opened the Hopetoun Bakery in 1975. Today, Michael and Laura Conway continue the tradition with a team offering a great range of food and drinks with casual dining, convenient takeaway or event catering. This year, Conways are celebrating 40 years of making a wide variety of crispy, glorious, tasty pies and pastries.

Located in Pynsent St right next to Horsham Cinemas, Conways Pies is centrally situated just off Firebrace Street and a stone’s throw from the plaza. It offers quick service and comfortable surrounds for a break any time of the day for breakfast, lunch or snack or fast takeaway.

After servicing Hopetoun for more than a decade, the Conway’s moved their family and business to provide a range of pies and tasty treats to Horsham and surrounding areas. In 2006, their son Michael and his wife Laura took over the business who have worked hard to expand Conway’s Pies to offer excellent customer service with coffee shop, bakery, café and catering business. They extended the premises offering a clean and comfortable dining area that can seat 80 people, both inside and out. The catering business was also a new service allowing Conway’s to deliver a service to other businesses and private functions in the region.

Laura said they enjoy being part of an iconic Wimmera business and look forward to to taking it into the future. “We just love where the business is at and the support it receives,” she said. “A lot of that success has to do with being in the region for 40 years and being a well-known local brand and we want to keep building on that.”

In 2014, Conway’s received national acclaim taking home two gold medals at the Great Aussie Pie Competition for their vegetarian and chunky steak pie. “The pies tend to have a bit of a cult following, we have people who always buy the same flavour or others who want to try to the whole range,” he said. Now customers will be rewarded for their loyalty with a new ‘Frequent Pie-ers’ card.

“It is a great thing to have that regular clientele that you can build a relationship with – we are very proud of that.”

Conway’s Pies is located at 51 Pynsent Street, Horsham