Pieminister Blog

Every drop counts: our partnership with FRANK Water. In the UK over 3,100 million litres of water is sold in plastic bottles each year. That’s 4.7 litres per person in the UK. Compare that to the 663 million people in the world who don’t have access to safe water. We think it’s a problem, and read more …

Topics: charity, News

THE GREAT BRITISH PIE: DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND WHATEVER THE GREAT BRITISH WEATHER THROWS AT US. Cold and wet or hot and sunny, we’ve got pies for all seasons. Take a look at our summer menu and you’ll see what we mean when we say we’re not just here for hot pies. read more …

Topics: charity, Menu

Bungee The Boss

Jun 1 2017

What? On the 16th June in Bristol, two foolhardy Pie Ministers (our founder Jon and Chief Pie Inventor Matt) will be taking the leap, jumping the jump and subsequently dropping 160ft off a crane. The rest of us will be watching below, waiting for the bungee cord to kick in and ricochet them back up to safety. read more …

Topics: charity, event, News

Back in the summer of 2015, we teamed up with our Stokes Croft neighbour Temwa, a community-led charity operating in Malawi.  Our plan was to sell enough pies to fund a forest in Malawi, so we made two special summer recipes using the best Somerset cider, kindly donated to us by Orchard Pig. Temwa have read more …

Topics: charity, News

The story so far…. Back in June we decided to spend the summer giving free pies to help people raise money for a charity (or just to raise peoples’ spirits). The response to this  has been overwhelming. Just half way through the summer and we’ve already supported more than 100 different events.  From Leeds and Manchester down to Dorset read more …

#LittleActsofPieness Since the start of June we’ve been inviting community-spirited people to apply for free pies for good causes.  These random acts of kindness (or Little Acts of Pie-ness) are helping raise funds for good causes and making people smile. We originally pledged to give away more than 10,000 surplus pies over the summer. And we’ve already donated over 8000 – in the first month! read more …

Trees bikes and pies

Jun 15 2015

Our intrepid cyclists powered through their 80 mile ride across the West, stopping for pies, pints and Orchard Pig apple juice along the way. Organised by Temwa to raise money for their Forestry Project in Northern Malawi, Pieminister’s team alone has raised a whopping £2,110 so far.  That’s over 20,000 trees towards the Pieminister Forest we’re planting in the read more …

Topics: event

We have baked two special pies this summer – the tipsy chick and the scrumpea – and every time you buy one, we’ll plant a tree.   Actually Temwa, a Bristol-based Community Development Charity will plant the trees as part of their Community Forest Project in Northern Malawi. Temwa has been a long-term friend and neighbour here in Bristol read more …

Topics: festival, News

If you like cycling and pies it’s time you signed up for Temwa’s favourite annual fundraiser: 80 Miles Around the West.   Spend a weekend (the 13th to 14th June 2015) cycling from Bristol to Devizes and back to raise funds for our Bristol neighbours – the Northern Malawi development charity – Temwa. Suitable for all abilities, all you read more …

Topics: News

In Western Kenya I was struck by just how effective some of the simplest ideas can be.  Take Send a Cow’s pass it on principle; kick-starting one small farm with the giving of seeds, skills and livestock sends waves of hope through villages as the newly-learned skills and yield are shared with neighbours, who then read more …

Topics: News