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!
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...
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.
The Spread Eagle Croydon is all about two things: pies and ale. Going down perfectly with a pint, their pies are homemade with the finest ingredients, featuring traditional recipes with a tasty twist. And once you've had your fill, head up to their playhouse, which hosts the finest in theatre, comedy and film.
Pies that come perfectly suited to an award winning selection of ales? That's the least you can expect from The Butcher's Hook and Cleaver in Farringdon as you tuck into perfect pastry parcels alongside stunning pints and ales.
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.
While we know that pubs hold the heart of pies, there's plenty of amazing restaurants in London that also serve the baked dish rather well. Found in the heart of Canary Wharf with gastro dining on their side, the venison pie at The Parlour is more than worth a shot.
Located in the heart of Mayfair and promising a range of Young's cask ales, The Guinea isn't messing around when it comes to its British-inspired grub. So much so, their pies have one actual awards. Think English lamb, steak and kidney, and plenty more.
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.
It's important to escape the hustle and bustle sometimes, and nowhere is better for that than the leafy suburbs of Chiswick. Not only boasting a shapely pub in The Pilot, this gastro stop-off does one of the best steak and ale pies in the area.
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!
One of the most noted game-forward restaurants in London, not only is Jugged Hare churning out some of the finest British meat in the business, their London pies are renowned for succulent flavours in a humble yet unique gastro setting just shy of the Barbican.
With Fuller's to their name, it's no wonder that The Astronomer know how to churn out some of the best pies in London. Handmade with that Fuller's touch, share these meaty parcels alongside a roster of London brewed and craft beers.
Wandsworth is known for its charming British pubs, and it's also know for the food they churn out. If you're looking for a great place in London to eat pies, The Althorp promise just that thanks to a daily changing pie option alongside plenty of gastro options.
A traditional pub, The Good Mixer in Camden is serving up some of the best pies to the city's vibrant crowd. Enjoy one of their classic pies with a drink and take in the atmosphere that has attracted the likes of Amy Winehouse and Oasis.