London's Best Pub Pies
A beer and a pie in the pub is as English as it gets. London pubs have always been committed to maintaining this tradition and many seek to create the best 'pub pie' experience possible. From homely pub pies, to weird and wonderful experiments, check out our recommended list of the best pub pies in London, and who knows, you could be tucking into some of them very very soon...
Last updated on 22nd July 2016
It's the simple joys in life. And nothing brings joy like a hearty, homemade pie and a pint for us Brits. Steaming with flavour and a signature short crust pastry, The Admiralty knows the importance of the prestigious pub pie. Packed with delicious fillings and served with a crafty ale or lager you'll be spoilt for choice in this pubs pie-ville. Try their tasting board for a selection of mini-pies and matched sample ales. Pies away!
A charismatic traditional British pub, Fox & Anchor is a homely location that welcomes all who enter its doors. Serving hearty British classics using only local produce, their pies are highly recommended and are often considered the best parts of the menu. But the way to know this for sure is to try it yourself!
Steak and ale pies, pecan pies, fruit pies and chicken pies, it's often hard to pick a pie when so many great ones are on offer, so how about the humble and classic shepherd's pie? If that sounds like just your thing, grab your pals for a meal down in Peckham as The Clock House serve some of the very best.
The Windmill’s steak pie has won no less than three national awards, and that’s surely enough reason to check it out. If steak isn’t really your thing, there’s everything from fish to shepherd’s and chicken to veggie on the menu too, all washed down with an impressive selection of 8 cask ales or good quality wines.
The apparent site between Sweeney Todd's infamous barber shop and the pie shop of his mistress, The Old Bank of England is a great Victorian pub that serves some of the best pies in the capital. They have their very own menu dedicated purely to wonderful homemade pies, which further accentuates their dedication to the craft.
An incredibly eccentric restaurant bar that will definitely leave a mark on you, Bob Bob Ricard Bar serves crazy blends between British and Russian cuisine. If you're looking to escape the run-of-the-mill pies that always offer the same, try their chicken and leek pie. Whilst this is a classic, it must be noted that it's fused with champagne. Niiicccceee.
The original Canteen, this Shoreditch venue offers a wide range of delicious food that's all worth trying, and of course their pies are a prominent feature. Offering freshly bakes pies served with mash, their fillings options change on a daily basis so you're always guaranteed something new and interesting to the menu.
The East End's finest traditional pie and mash pub, Bethnal Green's The Camel is definitely worth visiting. Offering eleven different pies to choose from, you've good a great selection. With a wide array of drinks as well to wash it down, The Camel aims to create a perfect pub dining experience that you won't forget.
Whilst The Betsey is one of the most eclectic and entertaining pubs in the Farringdon area, featuring regular live music, drama performances and comedy nights, they are also quite esteemed for their cuisine. Especially their pies. Hosting a "pie of the day", it's all sourced from local Borough market, and alongside a pint of British ale, it's an experience not to miss out on.
A fantastic pub in the heart of Mayfair, The Guinea's reputation for the quality of their cuisine is undeniable. Having won awards in more or less everything they serve, it's their pies that make the difference. Available during weekday lunches, their award-winning Steak & Kidney Pie is a lunchtime favourite that continuously impresses.
A historic building that was originally built in 1730, the Newman Arms has served a number of purposes before it was converted into a pub in 1860. Since then, they have become beer specialists, due to the fact they only had a beer licence for their first 100 years. Renowned for their pies, they are regularly ranked amongst some of the best in London thanks to their emphasis on fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
A friendly Norwegian pub in the heart of Hackney, they offer regular live entertainment, a friendly atmosphere, great drinks and a fine cuisine. Offering acclaimed Pieminister Pies, they always deliver on their promises of serving the highest quality possible and because of this, attract large crows dedicated to their fine food.
Just try and catch The Hack & Hop resting on their laurels; it’s an impossible task. Constantly updating and evolving their creative menu is what makes this place tick, and this is especially true when it comes to their pie selection. Climb into a tooth-melting offering – usually matched with goose fat chips – and select something from their belting craft beer menu to wash it all down. Bliss.