Barry takes another batch of fresh, mouthwatering pies from the oven. He bakes his pies right throughout the day so that they are always fresh.

Red Neds Gourmet Pies was established at one of Australia's best holiday locations, Nelson Bay, in 1997 by master pie maker Barry Kelly. It has proven to be extremely popular with both the locals and tourists alike and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best gourmet pie shops in Australia.

The name "Red Neds" comes first of all because Barrys last name is Kelly and is synonomous with one of Australia's infamous folk law heroes bushranger Ned Kelly. Ned Kellys fathers name was "Red" hence the name RED NEDS.

Barry learned his basic craft in a 5 star international hotel, firstly as a food cost controller and working with international executive chef Fred Stahali from Switzerland.

Barry says he enjoys watching people looking at his "specials" sandwich board outside his shop and going goggle eyed at some of his weird creations such as Steak and Guinness on St Patrick's Day, Bully Beef and veggie's on ANZAC day, Kangaroo Teriyaki pie on Australia day or BBQ wild turkey, bourbon and beef pie or smoked chicken and camembert. "You know the best way to be known is for people to talk about the crazy guy from Nelson Bay who makes weird but wonderful creations. If you start with the best ingredients, you can be the best in the business and always dare to be different" says Barry.

With all this they have become one of Australia's leading pie makers with over 40 awards in Australia's top baking competitions over the last four years.

When you visit beautiful Nelson Bay be sure to take the family to Red Neds Gourmet Pie Bar for a chat with Barry. Eat in or dine alfresco and please sign Red Neds visitors book with your comments good or bad. We always appreciate constructive criticism.

Red Neds Gourmet Pies - Port Stephens, Telephone ( 02 ) 49841355 Shop 3 / 17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315, Australia