Isn’t it always the way: you wait for years for a decent pie shop to open in Manchester, then two come along at the same time. Just like the buses. Following Bakerie’s launch of Pie & Ale in March, the gauntlet was laid down for a good old fashioned pie fight. With prior success supplying pies for Pi in Chorlton and Altrincham (they also used to supply Cord too), Bristol-based Pieminister will go it alone in the city from Wednesday 19 June, in the old White Label Clothing shop on Church Street. Pieminister pies have been sold in the best delis, food halls, markets and festivals across the country for years, and have rightly received numerous awards from the likes of the British Pie Awards and The Great Taste Awards. Now the family-run business is set to bring an unpretentious, inclusive dining experience to dining out. With a selection of over a dozen variations on the humble pie (including the amazing fish pie, Pietanic), Pieminister will also serve up award-winning scotch eggs and pork scratchings as snacks to compliment ales from Bristol Beer Factory and Camden Town Brewery. They have a full range of bottled ciders, wines, soft drinks and coffee and teas too, and a takeaway menu is available if you can’t stay or just want to try more at home – and believe us you will.

Opens Wed 19 Jun, Pieminister, The Smithfield Building, 53 Church Street, M4 1PD, Mon – Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm,

Wed 19 Jun
John Stansfield
Published on:
Sat 15 Jun 2013