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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Come rain or shine, a tasty pie always hits the spot. So head along to The Duchess on Duke Street for its awesome range of hearty fare. From a fisherman's pie touting a parmesan breadcrumb to a cranberry, broccoli and camembert, this venue is bound to get mouths watering.
Fronting a list of steaming pies, including steak with Stilton, mushroom and chicken fillings, The Hope is a Farringdon pub serving some of the best pies in the capital. Better yet, they're only £7.50 - a real bargain when putting your feet up after a long day.
Pay a visit to Grove House Tavern in the evening and you'll get to dive into a list of freshly made bakes from Cutie Pies. Found in the heart of South East London, this quirky neighbourhood boozer will have you scoffing on sharing pies filled with seasonal ingredients.
While a little grander than your average boozer, Maddox Tavern's pies are certainly worth a mention. The root vegetable number? Totally unctuous, with heritage dried tomatoes and apple borettane onions. Or the fish pie? Oof, that's one for the history books.
One of the best places for pub pies in London can be found not in an actual pub. Epic Pies are serving up droolworthy baked goods and fluffy mash alongside other British classics from their pop-up concept in the City of London, alongside plenty of refreshing drinks to boot.
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.
Cosy Borough pub, Spit & Sawdust offer a contemporary menu full of comfort food classic. Known for their Pieminister offerings, we recommend that you find yourself a cosy nook and get stuck into one of their 'Moo and Blue' steak and Stilton pies.
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.