How Plymouth’s best loved pasty began

WHEN Ivor Dewdney began selling pasties around the pubs of Plymouth nearly 90 years ago he was breaking new ground – and founding a business dynasty still going strong today. In fact, not only has his eponymous pasty-making firm remained in family hands, it has survived competition from recent rivals and is still growing having […]

Last Ron Dewdney pasty made – as firm is sold to Ivor Dewdney

THE pasty beloved of dockyard workers for decades is no more as Ron Dewdney’s last oggy has left the oven. But yardies won’t go hungry because the business, and its Devonport outlet, have been bought – by Ivor Dewdney! It means the two firms, named after pasty-making brothers, will be united for the first time. […]

DEWDNEY BROTHERS The myths and the reality

SORRY to disappoint conspiracy theorists – but pasty-making brothers Ron and Ivor Dewdney got on like an oggy on fire. “There’s no truth in the urban myth that Ron and Ivor were bitter enemies,” said Phil Abbott, director of Ivor Dewdney and grandson of the eponymous founder. He explained that though the famous brothers competed […]

Plymouth’s famous pasty war is over…

Plymouth’s famous pasty war is over… Ivor buys out Ron in final battle of the Dewdneys. The pasty beloved of dockyard workers for decades is no more as Ron Dewdney’s last oggy has left the oven. But yardies won’t go hungry because the business, and its Devonport outlet, have been bought – by Ivor Dewdney! […]

What makes a Janner? Siding with a Dewdney?

WHAT does being a Janner mean? Some people say it’s being a Plymothian by birth – some say within the sirens of the Dockyard and some say it’s being from the area in general. I prefer to think that being a Janner is a state of mind and a series of unique habits. What do […]

Pasties wing their way to troops

A special military flight has brought a taste of home to South West troops serving in Afghanistan. Eight hundred Cornish pasties, weighing about a quarter of a ton combined, left RAF Brize Norton on Tuesday. Pasty-maker Ivor Dewdney hopes they will boost morale among Royal Marines fighting in Helmand Province.   Read full story here