Once I'd recovered from my.. er... 'virus', I was hungry and in need of some real food. With Bristol being the alternative, bohemian, veggie-loving, green-fingered, multi-cultural city that we know and love I travelled across all corners of the world before ending up somewhere quite quintessentially english: Pieminister. The home of the pie! Situated in Bristol's social hub; Stokes Croft.
A big pile of pies
There are a dozen different classics to choose from including the legendary Moo, Chicken of Aragon and Heidi pies. Or, for those who like their food seriously hot, give the brand new Beer & Deer a try! The latest collaboration between Pieminister and super cool craft beer company BrewDog, this is a venison pie with a kick!
There's also plenty on the menu for vegetarians too and all of the meat is free range, British and locally sourced. Having started in Bristol - before expanding to Cardiff and Leeds - there are plenty of West Country ingredients on the menu, from the West Country cheddar dressing and Bristol Caesar salad to the Somerset goats’ cheese and West Country cider.
And guess what; it's all super cheap! Pies start at just 4.80 with sides for 2.00 meaning you can fill your tummies for less than a tenner! And with their student offer - a FREE PINT when you pop in for your first award winning pie!* - there's no better time to test the menu.
*If you're fortunate enough to reside in Bristol, Cardiff or Leeds simply go to www.pieminister.co.uk/freepint to get your unique voucher code. Take it (along with your valid student I.D) to Pieminister on Stokes Croft Bristol, St Mary Street Cardiff or Duncan Street Leeds and get a free pint when you buy your first pie! The offer is valid from the 14th September until 10th October and you can choose a pint of draft beer, cider, soft drink or a glass of wine.
And if you're in London, to help you and your fellow students settle in to your new city Pieminister would like to give you 25% off your entire bill every time you pop in for a pie feast. All you have to do is visit Pieminister on Leather Lane or Gabriels Warf to pick up your ‘Live & Eat Pie’ wristband. Just show your wristband (along with your valid student I.D) when you pay your bill as many times as you like until 10th October.
25% discount & wristbands will also be available in Oxford.
Who ate all the pies?!