In 2002 Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon hatched a plan – to create the most delicious and wholesome pie the British public had ever tasted. In June 2003 the first official pieminister pie was born. Soon to follow was a pie shop in Bristol. A few years have gone by and Pieminister are now stocked around the country.
But that’s not why we’re here.
Pieminister have opened a pie shop in Manchester, Church Street in the Northern Quarter
Already known by many in the North West for its top draw pies the Pieminister’s restaurant offers first-rate food and cider all day and evening, to eat-in or take away.
Jon Simon, pieminister founder says,
‘The people of Manchester know a thing or two about good pies so we’re flattered to have had such a great response already to our arrival. Many first discovered our pies at Glastonbury and the other music festivals we pitch up at each summer, probably washed down with a cider. Now you can experience this perfect pairing all year round, without having to leave town!’
With The Whiskey Jar currently stocking Pieminister and the recent addition of Pie&Ale it would appear there’s a new kid on the block to rival the Northern Quarter Burger!
The menu also features ploughman’s platters with artisan cheeses, handmade scotch eggs or luxury sausage rolls. There’s a selection of British bar snacks to nibble on too. Enjoy your pie feast West Country-style with one of the excellent ciders on offer. Or try some British craft beers or wine.
I went along a couple of days ago and can highly recommend the Deerstalker Pie (Venison) – cooked brilliantly and accompanied with a good bit of mash, nearly as good as my Nan’s mash, and some top draw onion gravy.
Pieminister Manchester: 53 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PD (0161 819 1279)