Pie & Mash since 1937

We’ve made, baked and served traditional East End Pie and Mash in Roman Road Market, London since 1937. All our pies are hand made in our in-house bakery using a recipe handed down through three generations.

a plate of pie and mash
Traditional Pie & Mash, made and baked in-house.

Open for lunch

We’re open for your Pie and Mash lunch every day of the week including Sundays and until 7pm on a Friday. View our opening times.

Your event

We offer our unique 1930s Art Deco Pie and Mash shop for hire and can arrange delivery for your event. See events for more information.

Pie and mash shop opening 1937

Our history

Our shop was founded in 1937 by George Kelly, lending the shop its name.

In the mid 1950s the shop was bought by Bill Kingdon, George’s brother in law. Today, the shop is run by Sue, Bill’s daughter and her son Neil.

Read our extended history to learn more, or view our photo archive.

  • Origins of Pie & Mash shops

    Before the arrival of pie and mash shops, pie and mash was sold by itinerant pie-men and eels by street sellers of pea soup and hot eels. The first pie and mash shops were seen in London in the middle of the nineteenth century. In 1851 Henry Mayhew, a social historian, studied the occupations of …Read More »
  • Sunday opening 11:00 – 3:00

    Starting from this Sunday (1st March) we will be open 11:00 – 3:00 for your alternative Pie & Mash Sunday lunch. We’re making this move in response to your feedback and the success of our special Sunday opening during the Roman Road Winter Festival ’14. Officially we’re starting these openings off as a 1 month trial, if …Read More »
  • What’s that green stuff? Liquor explained

    I’m often asked by customers what liquor is, what its origins are, and if it contains eel – time to clear some things up. Liquor is a savoury parsley sauce commonly served with traditional London style Pie & Mash. Liquor is not alcoholic; the name instead refers to a liquid in which something has been cooked[1]. …Read More »