Tag: Pies

Who's about to eat all the pies? Lucky people that sign up below that's who -

To mark the opening of the newly refurbished The Hope Fitzrovia, the boozer will be teaming up with Pieminister to offer Londoners the chance to get their hands on #100FREEPIES from 2 – 6 October 2017. To get involved, guests can sign up at www.thehopefitzrovia.co.uk/100freepies

Successful entrants will receive a voucher to claim a free pie all week between 12pm - 2pm and will also be entered into a prize draw to win access to a VIP launch event on Thursday 5 October from 8-11pm, with free drinks and pies along with a performance from up and coming indie- rock band Desert Planes.

Since 1809, The Hope has occupied the same street corner in Fitzrovia, serving up beers and food to anyone and everyone in search of a good time. While The Hope now offers live sport on multiple screens, a famous selection of quality pies, and a regular influx of new and exciting ales, they remain the same old boozer giving people what they’ve loved for over 200 years.

With a dedicated pie kitchen, The Hope Fitzrovia will serve up a full pie menu in partnership with award winning pie makers Pieminister. Putting great taste and quality at the heart of every pie, each one is baked using only the best ingredients using free range British chicken and pork, farm assured British beef and wild British venison. Examples include:

Free ranger - with chicken, leek, ham and thyme pie
Moo - a British beef steak and craft ale pie
Wild Shroom - wild mushroom, asparagus, cream and white wine

To perfectly pair with your pie, The Hope serves a range of house and guest ales, including Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord, St Austell Tribute and Camden pale ale.

Date: 2 – 6 October 2017
Address: 15 Tottenham St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2AJ
Nearest tube: Goodge Street


£1 Pies at Mr Fogg’s Tavern during British Pie Week

It is no secret that our favourite British Adventurer, Phileas J Fogg, can be somewhat eccentric. In celebration of his favourite British dish, Mr Fogg will be offering his famous pies for no more than a pretty pound during British Pie Week. Feast on Mr Fogg’s homemade Dedham Vale beef, suet pastry & home smoked Dingley Dell bacon pie with mashed potatoes, British greens & braising liquor from the 7th to the 11th of March, from 12pm until 4.30pm. Mr Fogg will also be offering a vegetarian pie option.

Mr Fogg’s Tavern, located in Covent Garden, is the eighth project from Charlie Gilkes’ and Duncan Stirling’s Inception Group and houses London’s largest collection of gins. Based on the adventures of Jules Verne’s fictional explorer, Phileas Fogg, Mr Fogg’s Tavern has an upstairs downstairs theatrical theme with a Victorian pub on the ground floor and a refined Gin Parlour and Salon upstairs.

The Inception Group also own and operate secret Chelsea bar Barts, ‘80s themed nightclub, Maggie’s, the acclaimed Bunga Bunga, an Englishman’s Italian bar, pizzeria and karaoke joint in Battersea, Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair, Brazilian-inspired club Cocobananas, mountain cabin and dance saloon, Beaver Lodge, and Cahoots, a late night bar that transports guests back in time to an abandoned 1940s themed underground tube station.

Date: Monday the 7th - Friday the 11th of March
Time: from 12:01pm to 4:31pm

Available for eat in and on Deliveroo
NB: pies may sell out before 3pm, booking advised

Mr Fogg’s Tavern
58 St Martin’s Lane
London, WC2N 4EA

HIggedy pies pop up

Higgidy is hosting a series of unique ‘Sofa Supper Clubs’ in London and Brighton this Autumn, celebrating the season of warm fires, cosy suppers and soft sofas – when the nation opts for a comfy Friday night in on the sofa over a night out.

Opening in London on the first Friday after the clocks go back, the Sofa Supper Clubs will invite guests into a homely, comfortable space, giving them the chance to enjoy one of Higgidy’s delicious pies hot from the oven, while relaxing on a comfy sofa – just like you would at home.

Gogglebox’s popular duo Stephen and Chris – who live near the Higgidy kitchens in Brighton - will launch the events in London and Brighton, tucking into the first Higgidy pie fresh from the oven on a comfy sofa.  Guests can reserve their free sofa seat at www.higgidy.co.uk/sofasuppers  – tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Higgidy creates pies that taste delicious and are made just like you would at home.  The Higgidy range includes heartwarming classics such as Chicken Pot Pie with Ham & Leak, and British Beef, Stilton & Sussex Ale, as well as more unusual variants like Sweet Potato & Feta Pie with Pumpkin Seeds and Steak Ragu Pie with Crispy Potatoes. Every pie is hand finished by the Higgidy Cooks.

Friday is the evening we want a sofa supper,” says Camilla Stephens, Higgidy Founder and Chief Pie Maker. “We are tired, want to relax and feel we’ve earned a comforting reward after a hectic week.  A Higgidy pie tastes and looks like you made it yourself but takes little more energy than loading a baking tray, leaving you more time to sink into the sofa with your favourite tipple.  Our Higgidy Sofa Supper Clubs in London and Brighton signal the start of the season of the ‘sofa supper’ - quality, tasty and comforting food, all available on sofas near you. And for the many people who don’t plan their Friday night supper until Friday afternoon, it’s simple and easy to create their own sofa supper with a delicious, Higgidy pie.”

Pie Week

Love pies? You're in luck - London is really getting stuck in when it comes to Pie week (or, if you are a real enthusiast - pie month in some cases!) so put your your stretchy waist trousers and get ready for some feasting.

Here's where to go -


HG Walter

If you’re planning a top notch British Pie Week then a visit to London’s multi-award winning butcher HG Walter is a must.  Homemade daily pie specials include a traditional Beef & Guinness and Chicken with Porcini Mushroom Pie.  For those looking to enjoy a modern twist on this great British classic choose between pie combinations such as Steak, Stout & Stilton or Lamb Massaman.  Pies start at £4.50, delivery Nationwide.



At Parlour, recently included in the Top 50 Gastropub Awards, chef-owner Jesse Dunford Wood is passionate about pies. 

For National Pie Week (1-8 March) he will be serving a Special Pie Menu of:

A Remarkable Pork Pie, followed by Fish Pie and then Apple Pie for pudding. This set menu also comes at a very reasonable price of £10 for 2 Courses at Lunch or £18 for 2 Courses at Dinner. Jesse’s theatrical cooking style is always the star of the show and his pies will be no exception! The fish pie is made with smoked salmon, cod and a boiled egg - complete with fish tail coming out of the top. Delicious and fun! 

Don't also forget the legendary Parlour Cow Pie (£16) - which never leaves the menu, a steak and ale pie with a suet crust and bone marrow escaping from the bone in the middle. (image attached)

Polo 24 Hour Bar

Where else in London can you get pie at 2am (should you need to) but Polo 24 Hour Bar in Bishopsgate, where their Pie of The Day really is available ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT! Follow their Twitter feed @Polo24hourbar to find out the daily pie offer – it could be their British steak and Hoxton stout or Marinaded chicken, shallot and honey roast ham pie or plump for menu favourite, good old Shepherds’ Pie.

National Pie Month At The Iconic Savoy Grill

Because seven days is never long enough, the iconic Savoy Grill on The Strand is championing the classic British pie for the entire month of March in celebration of National Pie Week (2nd – 8th March).

Each week throughout March, Head Chef Andy Cook will put his signature twist on different flavours of traditional, handmade pies. Each pie will be matched with a wine or beer to complement the flavour, including surprising pairings of ale, Reisling and a light Sicilian white wine. 

March 2nd – 8th: Norfolk Black chicken and crayfish pie with tarragon sauce (£18)

Curatolo Arini Single Vineyard Zibibbo, Sicily 2013

An elegant, citrus white from Sicily with a background of floral and herbal notes

March 9th – 15th: West Country pork and pistachio pie with house pickles (£10)

Chateau Chalon, Marie et Denis Chevassu, Arbois France, 1999

Mature ‘yellow wine’ with sherry sweetness from the ancient Savagnin grape

March 16th – 22nd: Steak and Maldon Rock Oyster pie (£18)

Chapel Down India Pale Ale,UK

A balanced, yet powerful IPA to stand up to rich steak and salty oyster

March 23rd – 29th: Nanna Wilcox’s smoked bacon, parsley and potato pie (£16)

Prinz Von Hessen Kabinett Riesling, Rheingau, Germany, 2011

Fresh and crisp with flavours of apple and citrus against tropical fruit sweetness

Harking back to the golden age of the roaring 20s, Savoy Grill balances style and substance with gorgeous, Art Deco surroundings complete with a quintessentially British menu.

Try a traditional pie with a modern, elegant pairing this March at Savoy Grill.

Savoy Grill, Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2R 0EU

T: 020 7592 1600


There are two weeks to go until the first London Eating Challenge. Do you have what it takes to eat 3 pies before the 5 minute bell chimes?

If you do there are lots of pies and London Eating Champ glory in it for you! If you haven't already, get your ticket and register here.


[col_third] London Eating Challenger London-Grazing
I can eat 3 whole chickens in under 20 minutes - it's not a pretty sight! [/col_third]
[col_third] London Eating Challenger Piesey
i f@cking love pies! [/col_third][col_third_last] London Eating Challenger Dr Gravy
I've been eating pieminister pies since they opened their first shop in Stocks Croft, Bristol. [/col_third_last]