Due to the hot weather this Wednesday (01/07/15) we will be closed for the safety and comfort of our staff. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will re-open as normal on Thursday (02/07/15).

Pie & Mash since 1937

Our family has made and baked traditional East London Pie & Mash in Roman Road Market, London, since 1937. Our pies are hand-made in our in-house bakery using a recipe handed down through three generations.

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a plate of pie and mash
We’ve made and baked London’s most famous dish, Pie and Mash, in the same shop since 1937. Find us.

Events

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

Pie and mash shop opening 1937

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 or take a look at our photo archive.

  • Pie & Mash shop origins

    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 »
  • 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 »