Pieminister Manchester

Pieminister have opened a pie shop on Church Street in the Northern Quarter and we're like it.

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 27 June 2013

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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!’

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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)

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