Friday, 2 March 2018

Pieday Friday - 2nd March 2018 - All things British Pie Week!

It's Friday! It's Pieday!

Unless you've been living on another planet for the last few weeks, you'll notice we've kinda been promoting British Pie Week! In fact with just a few days left til it begins (and you can see to the second how long we have left in our Countdown to British Pie Week article!) you could say it's been on the forefront of our minds! So with so much to fill you in on and some exiting updates to our British Pie Week plans, do enjoy our preview of the greatest week in pie!

Make your British Pie Week #PiePledge

For the last few years prior to British Pie Week we've encouraged individuals, pie companies and anyone else who will listen to make a #PiePledge for British Pie Week! The idea is pretty simple - make a pledge to commit to doing something pie-related during British Pie Week! This might be trying a new pie flavour, making your own pie, hosting a pie party or doing some crazy pie stunt (like only eating pies for a day!)

This year Pierateer Rob has organised another Birmingham Pie Night (see below for more details) and is taking Wednesday off work in order to be a media reporter at the 10th annual British Pie Awards! He'll be joined at the British Pie Awards by Pierateer Sam, who has also taken the day off to be a Pie Awards judge! On top of that the Pierateers will be eating a pie (minimum) every day of pie week, doing a daily blog post of the things we and the nation are getting up to in British Pie Week and generally promoting the biggest week in pie!!

Whatever you get up to we hope you'll enjoy British Pie Week as much as we do, and for some ins-pie-ration why not watch our short #PiePledge video:

Birmingham Pie Night Plans confirmed

Part of our #PiePledge is to host a pie night in British Pie Week, so our friends can enjoy some Pierate Highly Recommended pie with us! This year we're doing a "Pierateer Takeover" in Pieminister's Birmingham shop - where we've eaten some top pies in the past few months since it opened (and plenty more Pieminister pies elsewhere before then!)

It'll be on Tuesday 6th March from 5:30-7:30pm. And the good news is there is still time to join us! While the full details are in our Birmingham Pie Night post, all you need to do is phone the store and reserve a table from 5:30-7:30pm, which is when me and a group of friends will be there! If you do come along, I'll be wearing the Pierate t-shirt you can see below, so do pop over and say hi!!!

British Pie Week Pieminister Pie Night
British Pie Week Pieminister Pie Night

British Pie Week 2018 is 5th to 11th March!
Everything there is to know about British Pie Week - including pie-motions!

It turns out loads of people want to know all there is to know about British Pie Week! With well over 1,000 views of our "British Pie Week - Everything you should know" article already, and thousands more looking at our Countdown to British Pie Week and British Pie Week Logo Launch articles, this has proved to be our busiest pre-Pie Week period to date!

However it's true that as soon as you post a British Pie Week article you hear of yet more great pie-motions you'd love to shout about, so here are just a few of the British Pie Week offers and specials we want to let you know about (and there will be plenty more we're yet to hear about!)

MyPie Pie Truck (London) - Our number 1 pie seller MyPie London have shared on twitter that they're doing their legendary "Pie meal for a fiver" promotion during British Pie Week! Check out the MyPie website for where Chris and the gang will be this week!

Pubs serving MyPie (London) - If standing outside waiting for a pie from a pie truck doesn't sound your thing, the great news is that throughout British Pie Week much-loved Clapham Common craft beer pub The King & Co and newly refurbished sibling freehouse the Elm Park Tavern in Brixton Hill will be serving up the Pierate Highly Recommended MyPie in their pubs! Visitors to the two popular independent South London boozers will be able to take their pick from the latest selection of proper pies by the cult favourite British Pie Awards winner, such as chipotle pork shoulder with black beans, or mushroom, spinach and truffle, all accompanied by homemade mash, greens and gravy (£10.50).

Here are the details for how you can reserve your spot:
Table reservations: /
Addresses: The King & Co, 100 Clapham Park Road, London, SW4 7BZ / The Elm Park Tavern, 76 Elm Park, London, SW2 2UB
Social media: @thekingandco / @elmparktavern

Pieminister restaurants (Various locations) - Our Birmingham Pie Night is not the only reason you should visit a Pieminister restaurant this coming British Pie Week! Check out these daily offers - one for each day of the week - at Pieminister restaurants up and down the country (click to make it bigger):

More info on the Pieminister website and to get you in the mood, why not check out all 19 of our Pieminister pie reviews so far?

Bowen Pies (Chorley and nationwide delivery) - We're delighted to hear that Pierate Highly Recommended pie maker Bowen Pies - who we rated while visiting Wigan a few years ago - have just launched a pie delivery service just before the start of British Pie Week. Great timing guys!

Joanna’s (London) - This is somewhere we are yet to rate but comes highly recommended by a friend of the blog! Critically-acclaimed Crystal Palace institution Joanna's (who will be celebrating their 40th anniversary next month!) will be offering an exclusive dish on their daily a la carte menu for British Pie Week, showcasing the very best of the new Spring produce. Guests at the beloved neighbourhood restaurant can tuck into the comforting seasonal special of slow-cooked lamb, rosemary and pea pie with wild garlic mash, ideal paired with a fine French wine by local wine merchant Les Vins de Sylvain and followed by one of their irresistible new desserts like cinnamon doughnuts with hot chocolate sauce.

Table reservations: or via Opentable
Address: Joannas, 56 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 1RX
Social media: @Joannas_1978

The Redhouse (Newcastle) - Another place on our Pierate to-do list when we finally sail the Pierate Ship up to the North East, this popular pie shop in Newcastle is releasing a special guest pie for British Pie Week - and it sounds fab!!

Almost time for the 10th annual British Pie Awards!

British Pie Awards 2017 Judges
British Pie Awards 2017 Judges
It's become a pie institution just fractionally older than Pierate Pie Reviews itself, as the British Pie Awards in Melton Mowbray celebrate this year their 10th annual awards event! Read our Countdown to the British Pie Awards article for more info!

With this year over 900 pies from a record breaking number of entrants, we can't wait to judge (Pierateer Sam) and provide media coverage (Pierateer Rob) from the greatest show in pies!!

We were glad to see last year that the British Pie Awards 2017 champion was in fact a pie, after the controversy of the winner of the British Pie Awards 2016 not being a pie at all - but a pasty!!! We wait and see what sur-pie-ses they have in store to mark this special 10th anniversary year!

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