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Where to get the best pies in London for British Pie Week

Date: 17 Feb 2022
Categories: Food Articles and Events, Pubs Articles and Events

British Pie Week is back from 7 – 13 March, and is one of the most mouth-watering weeks of the year, dedicated to celebrating the great British pie. It's the perfect opportunity to indulge your passion for pies and love of liquor in a Fuller's Ale & Pie pub.  

And the good news is, when it comes to finding the perfect pie, we’ve done all the hard work for you, which has resulted in our comprehensive list of the best pubs to get delicious traditional pies in London. Each of our chosen Ale & Pie pubs specialise in traditional British pies and are guaranteed to meet your expectations. 

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So, if you won’t settle for anything less than the best when it comes to pies, be sure to visit at least one of the 14 best traditional British pie pubs listed below.

The Blackbird, Earl’s Court

The Blackbird is renowned for selling hearty homemade pies along with a range of other freshly prepared dishes. With an outstanding reputation for great beer and delicious parcels of meaty joy, The Blackbird is one of the best places to get your pie fix in London.  


The Jugged Hare, Victoria

The Jugged Hare in Victoria serves up lovingly homemade pies, pub grub and real ale in a grand, stylish old bank building. With reviews like: “best pie I’ve ever had anywhere in London,” and, “if you like pies The Jugged Hare is the place for you,” its spot on our list of the best places to get a delicious British pie in London is certainly justified. 

Pie recommendation: Try the traditional East End meat, crushed minted peas, pie liquor – add malt vinegar to get the real authentic London taste.

Traditional British pie from The Jugged Hare pub Victoria London

The Admiralty, Trafalgar Square

The Admiralty specialises in delicious hand-crafted pies using their own shortcrust pastry, filled to the brim with a range of tasty combinations. Their pies are served piping hot alongside a generous serving of mash and gravy, and they’re best enjoyed with a pint of ale from their selection.

Best pies from The Admiralty London

The Jack Horner, Tottenham Court

The Jack Horner is a newly refurbished pub and the jewel of London’s Tottenham Court Road with a warm and friendly atmosphere. They specialise in proper British pies with perfect pastry, as well as other hearty pub classics.

London's best pies from The Jack Horner, London

Hung Drawn & Quartered, Tower Hill

An iconic pub in an iconic location, The Hung, Drawn & Quartered serves up freshly prepared pub food and fine ales a short walk from the Tower of London. They have plenty of different types of pies on their menu, which are all made fresh daily with locally sourced ingredients. 

Pie recommendation: Try the posh stargazy, salmon and prawns cooked in a creamy parsley sauce with Mrs Owton’s cured bacon & quails eggs.  

Pie and chips from Hung Drawn and Quartered pub London

The Astronomer, Middlesex Street

Located in one of London’s most vibrant areas and drawing style inspiration from the night sky, The Astronomer is one pub that never lacks for atmosphere, or delicious pies. Discover fresh, hand-crafted pies, well-kept cask ales, craft beers and cocktails in this premium pub off Liverpool Street – don’t take our word for it, Design My Night confirmed it as one of the best places to enjoy a pie in London too. 


The Red Lion, Westminster

Situated in Westminster, The Red Lion is a large traditional pub with a classic menu consisting of five different gourmet homemade pies to choose from, which you can enjoy in their beautiful Victorian dining room. They also have a spectacular range of real ales to wash it down with too. 

Pie tasting board from The Astronomer, London

The Inn of Court, Holborn

Recognised as one of the best pubs in Holborn, The Inn of Court is locally famous for their homemade pies and perfectly conditioned, award-winning ales. The pub specialises in making London’s favourite dish, pie and mash, which is home-baked and made with their own pastry and a generous serving of love. 

Pie recommendation: Try the spicy chickpea, tomato & aubergine for a vegetarian twist on a classic pie.

Fresh British Pies from The Inn of Court London

The Mad Hatter Hotel, Southwark

The Mad Hatter is a traditional pub with rooms in Southwark that serves up hearty traditional pub grub and ale, including mouth-wateringly good British pies. The Mad Hatter was originally a gentleman’s hat factory and shop, making hats such as the famous Bowler, Topper and Boater, which inspired its name. 

Pie recommendation: Try the mini pies, including the mini stake & London Pride pie, or the roasted cauliflower and Lincolnshire Poacher pie.

Pies from the Blackbird, London

Butchers Hook & Cleaver, West Smithfield 

For your meaty pie fix, look no further than the Butchers Hook & Cleaver. Located right next door to the famous Smithfield Market in London, The Butcher’s Hook and Cleaver is a beautiful, lively pub serving up delicious innovative pies and a wide range of beers, and has previously been featured in Square Meal's list of London's best pies. 

Pie and mash from Butcher's Hook and Cleaver pub

The Barrowboy & Banker, London Bridge

A popular pub in London Bridge, The Barrowboy & Banker serves fresh ales, craft beers and hand-made pies near Borough Market. A former bank building it boasts a stunning dining room overlooking Southwark Cathedral and is the perfect spot in the heart of London to feast on traditional fayre.  

Pie recommendation: Try the pie tasting board with three pies of the month alongside three traditional ales – a must for any pie and ale lover. 

British pies from The Barrowboy and Banker pub london

The Counting House, Cornhill

The Counting House is a beautiful Cornhill pub that oozes 19th Century decadence. The perfect place for pie and ale in London, the pub has based its menu around classic British handmade pies, to be enjoyed in one of the most decedent interiors in the city.  

Pie recommendation: Try the chicken, smoked ham, leek & Honey Dew pie finished off with a mouth-watering red wine gravy 

English pies from The Counting House, London

The Partridge, Bromley

There can be few better pub dishes in the world than pie and mash washed down with a pint of real ale, and the team at The Partridge in Bromley have made it their mission to make that combination exceptional.  

Near Bromley's Churchill Theatre and Little Theatre, The Partridge is the essence of a traditional English pub and is a specialist Ale & Pie house, known for its perfect pies  and deeply delicious fillings. 

The Partridge Bromley London's best pies

The Spread Eagle, Croydon

The Spread Eagle in Croydon is a pie lovers paradise. Another specialist Ale & Pie House, The Spread Eagle’s menu naturally focuses on pastry-encased goodness. The pub’s pies are made using the finest ingredients and tasty twists on the traditional British pie. And while we take our pies very seriously, they also host the fantastic Comedy on Tap night on the first Thursday of every month so you’ll be properly feed and watered while you’re entertained!

The Spread Eagle Croydon London's best pub pies

And if you want to make sure your Pie Week 2022 is a memorable one, make sure to keep an eye out for our Fuller’s Pie Drop when we will be delivering freshly prepared pies to our communities throughout the week. Nominate your local group, business or team here for perfect pies on us! 

Get a slice of London’s best pies

If you're looking for the best pies in London, look no further than one of our Ale & Pie pubs listed above. You can also visit our Ale & Pie pub finder.

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The pubs featured are also all participating in British Pie Week with their own special pies, so be sure to pop in for a pie between 7-13 March 2022 to celebrate one of the tastiest weeks in the British calendar.

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