Top 5 British Pies Right Now
Piebury Corner, London
A good solid pie shop up in North London. Their pies are good, and their name makes me chuckle, so they’re on the list. I also like that they started as a stall in the owner’s front garden in Highbury, because selling pies out the front of your house is every childhood dream of mine realised.
H Weatherhead & Sons, North Yorkshire
Before you ask: yes, that is a pie wedding cake. There were other pictures I could have used that had more #foodporn-esque shots of oozing pie innards. But you are getting the pie wedding cake because it is amazing and the world deserves to know about it. This butcher’s shop is one of Yorkshire’s finest, has tons of awards, and is beloved by all who taste their pies. And they made a pie wedding cake for someone. Weatherhead & Sons, I salute you.
The Ginger Pig, London
The Ginger Pig are very well known in London, with seven of their butcher’s shops now to be found in the city. Despite being Southern-based though, they know where the good stuff really is – they farm up in the North Yorkshire moorland with a small group of local farmers.
Their meat is really terrific, and that makes for a really terrific pie. They also do a tiered “wedding” pork pie, because apparently pie wedding cakes are a thing? I’m really excited about this new knowledge.
Morecambe FC, Lancashire
Most football clubs serve pies during their games. Some of these pies are overpriced as all hell (*cough* Arsenal *cough*), but not so Morecambe FC. The pies they serve during their matches taste amazing (they’ve won a few British Pie Awards) and are only £2.50. They’re so good in fact, they’re also now served at Harrods. Drawbacks to eating your pie at Harrods: they do not approve of shouting “who ate all the pies?” in their food hall.
The Pie Shop, Wakefield
Kebabs are alright, but nothing beats a 3am pie, smothered in chips, gravy and peas. Which Wakefield has discovered – their Pie Shop is open until 4am. The pies are also tasty enough to enjoy without needing to be drunk, and that is always a lovely surprise when it comes to 3am takeaway food.