Pie & Mash etiquette

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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby woodgreenspur on Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:53 pm

Cockneyboy311 wrote:Pie & Mash, it's a bit meh really. I'll eat it but it's pretty bland.

"Dons tin hat"

It can be.But a decent shop ,the pies and liquor have flavour.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:09 pm

woodgreenspur wrote:It can be.But a decent shop ,the pies and liquor have flavour.


That'd rule out Manzies then. Can't get over how average it tasted on the couple of occasions I've tried it there.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby woodgreenspur on Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:15 am

Agreed, Manzies are overrated.The one up the Angel being the worst.Though the tower bridge rd one is meant to be excellent,but i've never been.
Clarks in Clerkenwell was my favourite,the pies were superb.Now sadly gone.
Goddards in Greenwich is a good un
Cookes in Hoxton is ok,Havent been to the one in Hackney for years
And as i said,the one in Waltham Abbey is my favourite these days(mighty pop up there tomorrow as it goes)
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Wembley1966 on Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:56 pm

southbrishammer wrote:So is there any link between pie & mash and eels, or do they both just happen to be East End delicacies? And can you still get eels now the Thames is so polluted?


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    The Englishman and the Eel is a journey into that most London of institutions, the Eel, Pie and Mash shop. Today, these simple spaces hold within them the memories of a rich, largely undocumented cultural heritage of generations of working-class Londoners in a city whose only constant is change. Often elaborately decorated with ornate Victorian tiling, many sold live eels in metal trays that faced out onto the street to the fascination (and sometimes horror) of passersby.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Samba on Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:38 pm

iLoveLasagne wrote:I agree it is bland. Would much rather a pie with gravy and chunky filling like a good northern pie.

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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Samba on Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:42 pm

Mega Ron wrote:I'm tempted to try it too.
I think I'll find somewhere before or after the march for the Southampton game.

Just found out Ron, Nathan's is only closed on Good Friday so will be open Sat 31st match-day.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Bend it like Repka on Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:06 pm

southbrishammer wrote: And can you still get eels now the Thames is so polluted?


Haven't fished it for over a decade, but the Thames is not polluted. Full of fish.

Used to fish by Richmond Ice rink and catch stacks of dace.

And yes, plenty of eels, though far more common in places like East Anglia.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Up the Junction on Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:11 pm

scobie wrote:I discussed this with my mate Jeff Della Mura, yes him of ice cream fame, and we both agreed that the "slap and scrap" is a far better means of potato distribution due to having greater liquor retention properties.

Good stuff scobie - that's as good a reason as any I've heard before.

Outside London: Maldon High St, glowing reports; Basildon Robins, v.good (same as the old East Ham High St. shop); also recommended, Cookes in Harold Hill, Cockneys in Croydon.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:19 pm

woodgreenspur wrote:Cookes in Hoxton is ok,Havent been to the one in Hackney for years


The one in Hackney is the best one I've ever tasted. Really good stuff and the liquor was exceptionally good.

The one in Walthamstow market wasn't bad either, although I'm not sure it's there now. Used to frequent that place quite regularly when I lived there.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby sendô on Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:43 pm

If it's a top quality meaty pie with creamy mash and tasty liquor, then it's not proper pie and mash.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby southbrishammer on Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:24 pm

ironstu wrote:
Coops, the one in Maldon hasn't done a bad job at all. Proper Pie & Mash!

I grew up in Maldon (moved away in 1985), but visit occasionally to reminisce about the mud flats. Where is the shop? I might be brave next time I'm there.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby woodgreenspur on Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:46 am

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:
The one in Hackney is the best one I've ever tasted. Really good stuff and the liquor was exceptionally good.

The one in Walthamstow market wasn't bad either, although I'm not sure it's there now. Used to frequent that place quite regularly when I lived there.

That's a Manzies,thought you didn't like them?
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Big George on Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:23 pm

southbrishammer wrote:I grew up in Maldon (moved away in 1985), but visit occasionally to reminisce about the mud flats. Where is the shop? I might be brave next time I'm there.


I was in there a couple of years back, I thought it was very good. On the far end of the High Street
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby WCpete on Fri May 04, 2018 8:07 pm

I'm sure you all know this or are at least unsurprised, from twitter:

Stacey Little


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Nathan’s pie & mash shop shutting down
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Fri May 04, 2018 8:11 pm

Maybe they could sue the RWHFAG for compensation or at least non representation after their video blog thingy promised to do something for "the little man."


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grab some of the 25K that seems to have been misplaced......
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby WCpete on Fri May 04, 2018 8:36 pm

Here's the notice on Nathan's door:

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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Sat May 05, 2018 8:48 am

Another plus vote for Maldon high street pie and mash. There used to be one in Chelmsford but that shut a few years ago after only being open what seems a couple of years.

Definitely agree with the mash being scrapped on rather than scooped, soaks in the liquor as well as the juices from splitting the pies open.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed May 09, 2018 3:00 am

woodgreenspur wrote:That's a Manzies,thought you didn't like them?


This was in the 90s. The other occasions were the one near London Bridge recently. I tried twice, just to see it wasn't an off day but it was really average both times.
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Re: Pie & Mash etiquette

Postby Stratford Hammer on Thu May 10, 2018 10:08 am

Noted Eel and Pie House in Leyton is where I go, good value and very tasty. I just wish they’d serve tea! I don’t want a fizzy drink with my p&m.

I tried the one on Walton High Street the other day after years of walking past it, and I’m glad I did. Bit pricey but delicious. An old girl said it was the best one outside London, I thought she’s got the years on her to know, that’s good enough for me!
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