Monday, March 7 2022 marked the start of British Pie Week, which celebrates the famous pie, a classic food staple of the UK.
Pie, liquor and mash shops are some of the hallmarks of British cuisine, and get their own week of recognition every year.
Some of the earliest eateries in the UK were pie shops, with some in London pre-dating World War II.
So, where are some of the best places in London to grab a pie this week?
Hughes’s Pie and Mash
Available on Just Eat and Uber Eats, Hughes’ Pie and Mash shop, located on West End Road, Ruislip is available for delivery and collection.
Their most popular dishes include onemash, one pie, one liquor and Stewed Eels (5 pieces) with liquor, costing £6 and £6.50 respectively.
The shop is open from 11:30am - 5pm, and is only closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Hughes’s is always very accommodating to all, as they offer 100% British beef pies, but also have a vegan pie range and a host of tasty desserts that includes sticky toffee pudding with custard.
Address: - 280 W End Rd, Ruislip HA4 6LS - https://hughess-pie-and-mash.business.site/
Castle’s Pie & Mash
Located in the Kentish Town area in London, Castle’s Pie & Mash prides itself on being a ‘traditional’ pie shop.
TripAdvisor reviews for this shop are mostly excellent, with fast service mixed with well-liked food being a massive hit, with one reviewer calling it the ‘ultimate pie shop’.
The menu is fairly standard, with the basics being done well such as just pie and mash, eels and mash and more.
Prices for a standard pie and mash here will cost you a modest £3.85.
This shop is closed on Sunday and Monday, but is open from 11:30am - 3:30pm from Tuesday - Friday and Saturday from 10:30am - 4pm.
Address: 229 Royal College St, London NW1 9LT - Castlepieandmash.com
Arments Pie & Mash
Arments Pie & Mash is described as a ‘simple’ pie and mash shop, serving the foundations of pies including liquor and jellied eels.
From 954 Google reviews, Arments has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating.
To celebrate British Pie Week, Arments is giving all customers a special deal of 10% off this week only when they order online, using the ‘WELOVEPIES10’ at checkout.
Arments has a long history, and on their website they say: “For more than 100 years Arments has been at the very heart of the local community. We served much-needed comfort food to local customers during both World Wars.
“And our delicious pie mash has helped to fuel countless ‘Best of British’ bashes. From the Festival of Britain to the 2012 London Olympics - Arments has been delivering delicious feel-good food to Londoners and pie lovers everywhere.”
In 2014, Arments celebrated a landmark 100 years in business.
Address: 7 Westmoreland Rd, London SE17 2AX - https://armentspieandmash.com/
Battersea Pie Station
You can find Battersea Pie Station on the lower ground of the popular Covent Garden.
The pie shop was founded almost 15 years ago in 2007, and has been going strong ever since.
Their pastry chef has been hand-making these pies for over 10 years, using the finest ingredients such as free-range eggs.
Traditional pies such as Steak and Stout pies are available here, but you can also sample their chicken and mushroom pie, as well as their butternut squash and goats cheese pie, if you’re a vegetarian.
On weekdays, Battersea Pie Station is open from 11am - 7:30pm and is open on Saturday from 10am - 8pm and Sunday 11am - 7pm.
Address: Lower Ground Floor, 28 The Market, London WC2E 8RA - https://www.batterseapie.co.uk/
M.Manze has a fantastic history, and it all started when a family moved to London from Southern Italy in 1878.
Realising the need for more substantial food in post-Victorian London, Michele Manze branched out into the pie, mash & eels trade.
Ever since then, the empire has grown and is currently in its fourth family generation.
M.Manze is available on Just Eat and Deliveroo, and you also have the option to build your own pie box.
As well as pies, you can also buy M.Manze mugs, t-shirts, tote bags and more.
You can find this shop around a mile south of Tower Bridge, and you can grab a pie from Mon-Thurs: 10.30am – 5.45pm, Fri: 10am – 6.45pm, Sat: 10am – 7.45pm, Sun: 11am – 2.45pm.
Address: 87 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 4TW - https://www.manze.co.uk/
Golden Pie is highly rated across numerous platforms including Google and Facebook.
You can order Golden Pie’s on UberEats, Just Eat and Deliveroo with dine in also being an option.
Their most popular dishes include single pie, mash and liquor that costs £4.50, double mash, pie and liquor at £8 and their eels and liquor dish that is priced at £4.50.
Extras are also available, and include chicken pies and mince beef pies.
Golden Pie is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:30am - 6pm and is also open on Sunday, from 11am - 4pm.
Address: 188 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TQ - http://www.golden-pie.co.uk/menu.html
Located near The National Gallery and Charing Cross station, Greenaway Pies operates in the heart of London.
Their casual dining concept was introduced by their chef, Mark Greenaways, who puts a modern take on a classic British cuisine.
Greenaway’s Pies is a new venture in London, and was established in 2021 but has already featured in the Metro and The Guardian.
Their pies with mash, gravy and peas are price fixed at £7.50, and include pies such as chicken, mushroom and tarragon and is also inclusive, offering a vegan pie that includes vegan mince, red wine and rosemary.
Greenaway’s Pies is open from 10am - 9pm from Mon - Thurs, 10am - 11pm on Saturdays and 10am - 8pm on Sundays.
Address: 45 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE - https://www.greenawayspies.com/
Maureen’s Pie and Mash
Maureen’s Pie and Mash shop is a well liked shop in the Chrisp Street Market in London.
It is rated 5/5 on Facebook and Yell, which could be down to Maureen’s Liquor which is a secret family recipe that stretches back over 60 years.
The pies are made fresh every day, with the son of Maureen (Jason) hand making the pies and starting to bake them at 5am so they’re fresh and ready to eat when purchased.
Not sure if you fancy a pie? No problem, as you can order a hot salt beef bagel and a hot salt beef sandwich.
This pie shop is closed on Sundays and Mondays, but is open from 10am - 3:45pm Tuesday - Thursday and 10am - 4:45pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Address: 6 Market Sq, London E14 6AH - https://maureenspieandmash.co.uk/