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Our famous Free Ranger is the most popular chicken pie we make, and now, if you’re on a gluten free diet, you can enjoy it too because we’ve just created a GF version. It’s made with free range British chicken and free range British ham (or course!) and it joins the Gluten Free Moo (steak read more …

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Canapies!

Dec 16 2016

You’d never guess it but here at Pieminister we like a play on words.  Sometimes we change names because we don’t like the original ones and here is a textbook example. ‘Finger Food’ sounds gruesome. ‘Canapés’ sounds pansy. But canapies, on the other hand, sounds tasty. Below we’ve given you just one recipe for these read more …

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Thank you pie lovers

Dec 13 2016

We took Black Friday and turned it on its head,  transforming our cafes and restaurants in to free pie pop-up shops – for Black Pieday. We gave away over 2000 pies, raising £1000’s for Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. So we just wanted to say thank you to all of you who braved the read more …

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#BlackPieday

Nov 17 2016

What would you give for a pie this Friday?   With many of us gearing up for a Black Friday spending spree this Friday, we wanted to turn this event on its head and use it to do something good. That’s why we’ll be giving away frozen surplus pie stock in return for donations to Shelter. read more …

Bristol folk have ever the reason to celebrate winter, with the arrival of the cold weather and a new weekend brunch menu at Pieminister to warm you up.  And you can now get 50% off your brunch bill* during December weekends too. All you have to do is arrive between 10am-12pm any weekend until Sunday 18th December read more …

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Christmas is our favourite time of year….. Cold weather, Christmas pies, mash, festive gravy, pigs in blankets, Christmas cocktails… you name it. We love it! So if you’re eating in any Pieminister restaurant from now until Christmas and want to win a box of 6 pies to enjoy at home (delivered direct to your door) read more …

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You really should make a Blackberry & Apple Pie this weekend (today’s Apple Day, y’know). Everyone thinks they make the best blackberry and apple pie.  Well, they don’t……Ange who used to work with in our kitchens, does. Her secret is to caramelise the apples in butter and spiced sugar first.  And see if you can read more …

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AKA Sailor Jerry’s hedonistic chocolate tart, this is about as excessively rich and naughty as food can get. It certainly proves that Oscar Wilde was right when he said, ‘Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.’ Serves 8 350g of sweet pastry 50g roasted hazelnuts 150g slightly salted butter, diced 150g dark chocolate, read more …

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Tom’s beef hash with homemade baked beans To celebrate the arrival of our three new gluten free pies (available from selected Waitrose stores) here is a recipe for a hearty gluten free hash from our friend at Westcombe Dairy, Tom Calver. From our cookbook A Pie for All Seasons, this is perfect comfort food. Serves read more …

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    WARNING! This is not a middle-of-the-road suburban pie – pheasant and pig cheeks equals foodie ‘DynaMarmite’. This is a pie with plenty of front, attitude and bags of flavoursome fat.  Serves 8-10 A brace of pheasants 25g butter 3 onions, diced 200g bacon lardons 2 tbsp plain flour Sea salt and black pepper For read more …

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