‘Pie & Mash shop’ beef pies

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    people
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South: The history of British Baking, savoury and sweet

Oats in the North, Wheat from the South

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

Pie & Mash shops are traditional eateries for the working class in large cities, especially London, and near industrial areas. They came into being when street vendors of eel stew and pies started to open shops in the middle of the 19th century, the so-called Eel and Pie Houses. Today these Pie & Mash shops are still the places where you can eat a hot dish for less than four pounds, such as hot eels, jellied eels or a pie with mashed potatoes and liquor – a hot parsley sauce. These