Pieminister’s opens its first pie and cider place

Bringing locally-made pies and cider to the people of Bristol 'till late every night

It’s 10 years since Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg baked their first pies on Stokes Croft in Central Bristol and the two friends and brothers-in-law kick-off the anniversary celebrations with their most exciting venture yet;  the transformation of the original pieminister site into a new place to come for quality pies and cider. 

Extending back into the old pie kitchens, the dining space has doubled in size. Decked-out with utilitarian design features and a fresh, original pieminister style (think neon signs, polished concrete, bare brickwork….and a piano) this is something new for the pie makers, and Bristol.  Gather round a zinc bar stocked with local craft beers and ciders, carafes of house wine (one red, one white: small, £5/big, £10) and Bristol’s 6 O’Clock Gin.  There’s also a selection of West Country bar nibbles and £5 cheese boards to share.

Sit at tables where staff will serve up your favourite award winning pie from the range with pieminister’s classic sides (you can swap your mash for chips or have your pie served ploughman-style too). Stokes Croft is also the first place to try a pieminister mash-topped pie.  Served in enamel tins, choose from fish pie, cottage pie or pulled pork pie.  Puddings are simple; £1 balls from Bath’s Marshfield Farm come in three classic ice cream flavours and the Bristolbocker glory is a West Country ice cream sundae.

Stokes Croft’s pieminister opens at 10am every day for morning coffee (from Bristol’s Extract Coffee Roasters) and the food menu’s available all day until closing time at 11pm.  Pop in for afternoon tea (teas from Tea House of Bath) and a simple, delicious selection of classic tray-baked cakes, handmade on the premises. 


About Us

Pieminister – the creation of brothers-in-law Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon – is the undisputed leader of the pie revolution and was founded in Bristol in 2003. After many months mixing, baking and tasting, the first pie range was born and included the Matador Pie (British beef steak, chorizo, olives, butter beans, sherry and tomatoes) the Heidi Pie (Somerset goats’ cheese, sweet potato, red onion, spinach and roasted garlic) and the PM Pie (British beef steak, kidneys, fresh herbs and real ale). For the full range visit www.pieminister.co.uk. Today the pies are still made in-house in Bristol and only contain the best, responsibly-sourced ingredients. Pieminister only uses free range British chicken and dairy, farm assured meat and fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Every pie in the core range is a Great Taste Awards Winner. Pieminister has re-invented the pie for a new, younger generation and today, pieminister is stocked in fine food halls, delis and pubs nationwide, has a huge presence at all the leading music festivals, and runs a highly successful and expanding chain of shops and stalls as well cooking up pies at private events and weddings throughout the year.