They may be a local icon. The shop may have done well to survive current hard times in it's position at the poor and depressed end of shipping centre. The problem is the low quality and taste. They have a floppy half flakey high fat pastry. The filling is the same grey colour that accumulates on vehicle wheel rims. The ground meat with more than occasional gristle with the soft potato is made edible by very heavy seasoning - predominantly pepper. Adequate only if you are famished and all other junk food outlets are closed. I wouldn't want to put anyone off trying a Dewdney pasty. You need to know. The nostalgia, local identity and civic loyalty as well as the comedy target chavvy image of the national competitor pasty company based at Callington all lead to a certain Plymothian commitment to Dewdneys pasties but they are not good enough to eat.