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CIRCUS Magazine's Lockdown Guide to Pie 'n' Mash Delivery Businesses!

Updated: Nov 12

Who doesn't love a good pie n mash at this time of the year! Whether you want fancy pants gourmet or good old fashioned East End pie, mash 'n' liquor we've got a list of the very best in the area for you to choose from.


MUFFINS PIE, MASH & LIQUOR- STONY STRATFORD

With so many ex Londoners living in the area it's fab that we have that East End favourite - Pie, Mash 'n' Liquor (and eels!) being shipped up weekly from Arments of East Ham, London - a fourth generation institution with over 100 years experience in the art of pie making.


It doesn't get more authentic than this!


MEAL INCLUDES: Two minced beef individual pies, two scoops of mash and a ladle of parsley liquor.


To secure your orders for Thursday & Friday deliveries call or message via Facebook.

T: 01908 262320

M: 07947 367959

F: https://www.facebook.com/muffinspiemashandliquor


And if you want to find out more about Muffins' supplier, Arments, click on the link below...

W: https://armentspieandmash.com/


GREAT BRITISH INNS

This fabulous, CIRCUS Award winning independent pub chain know what their customers like when it comes to serving up the very best of gastropub food of all descriptions and certainly know how to make a darn good pie!


We've tried a couple of their pies - a superb Steak & Ale @ The Bull, Stony Stratford and the fantastic Fish Pie @ The Anchor, Aspley Guise and have got to say that these pub classics more than hit the spot on both occasions.


All their pies are homemade and you can tell that a lot of love goes into each and every one. The pastry is all homemade and the steak pie that we had was literally PACKED full of tender chunks in the most glorious beefy gravy and was served with a well seasoned mash, Savoy cabbage and carrots.


"Several members of the CIRCUS Magazine Community Foodie Group on Facebook have also tried their pies and all have declared them winners!"


Here's what's on the Great British Inns pie menu

(These do vary from pub to pub so do check on their Facebook pages before ordering.)


  • STEAK & ALE PIE: Premium steak pieces in a cask ale gravy, in homemade golden pastry CREAMY SPINACH & MUSHROOM PIE: Spinach & sautéed mushroom filling in homemade pastry

  • CHICKEN & MUSHROOM PIE: Homemade pastry filled with chicken & mushroom in a creamy sauce

  • CHEF’S COTTAGE PIE: An English classic with a deeply rich minced beef filling, topped with parmesan herb mash, served with seasonal vegetables

  • Served with your choice of chips or mash, seasonal vegetables, and gravy.

  • Price - All between £9.95 - £11.95


The Wheatsheaf @ Bow Brickhill Take away and delivery 

Wednesday to Sunday 

Full gastro pub menu & Sunday Roast 

Delivery: 3 mile radius delivery

T: 01908 711156

W: https://menus.preoday.com/Great-British-Inns

F: www.facebook.com/WheatsheafPubandGrill


The Anchor @ Aspley Guise

Takeaway and delivery 

Wednesday to Sunday 

Full gastro pub menu & Sunday Roast

Delivery: 3 mile radius delivery

T: 01908 991770

W: https://menus.preoday.com/COPPER-BIRCH-INNS#/main/choose-branch

F: www.facebook.com/theanchoraspleyguise


The Bull Hotel @ Stony Stratford 

Takeaway and delivery 

Wednesday to Sunday 

Full gastro pub menu & Sunday Roast

Delivery: 3 mile radius delivery

T: 01908 567104

W: https://menus.preoday.com/COPPER-BIRCH-INNS#/main/choose-branch

F: www.facebook.com/thebullhotelstonystratford


The Three Trees @ Bletchley

Takeaway and delivery 

Open 7 days a week

Full gastro pub menu & Sunday Roast 

Delivery: 3 mile radius delivery

T: 01908 366816

W: https://menus.preoday.com/Great-British-Inns

F: www.facebook.com/thethreetrees


THE ROBIN HOOD - CLIFTON REYNES (OLNEY)

Jonathan Adriaenssens is one of my favourite chefs in the MK area and last year The Robin Hood won Favourite British Restaurant at the CIRCUS Awards.


"Why is he one of your favourites?" (I hear you ask.) Not only do I love his cooking, Jon really does put his money where his mouth is when it comes to sourcing truly local produce and working with as many reputable independent food and drink suppliers and producers as possible. I've said it before and I'll say it again; what Jon doesn't know about food and drink isn't worth knowing!


"Jon really does put his money where his mouth is when it comes to sourcing truly local produce."


During Lockdown part 2 he is running 'Friday Pie Nights' and is serving up some truly gorgeous gourmet creations such as:

  • Beef, Guinness and Blue Cheese

  • Chicken, Mushroom, Tarragon & Truffle

  • Pumpkin, Red Bean & Salsa

  • Vegan & Vegetarian options also available

  • Served with Emberton smoked garlic confit mash and local honey glazed carrots and sauce for £11.50pp

Give their Facebook page a follow as no doubt Jon will change the pie menu up from week to week.


Order online:

W: http://the-robin-hood.co.uk/

F: https://www.facebook.com/RobinHoodclifton

T: 01234 711574


Takeaway only - and well worth the trip!


INSPIRES DINING - BUCKINGHAM

For the very first CIRCUS Independent Food & Drink Awards in 2019, the catering was provided by the catering students @ The Brasserie @ MK College. The team was headed up by Sarah King and George Spires who also now run Inspires Dining and Cornwall Place Kitchen in Buckingham.


And what was on the menu? PIES! And let me tell you, they went down a storm!


So with pies being these guys passion - and they do them so very well indeed - they are now touting their wares to the wider general, foodie loving public for YOU to enjoy!


PRICES: £5.50 each or 4 pies for £20 - delivered to your door on a Thursday afternoon ready to cook or freeze.

DELIVERY: Free delivery in MK for orders over £20


Individual Pie Fillings include:

  • Beef Ragu

  • Chicken & Chestnut Mushroom

  • Pea & Smoked Gammon

  • Butternut Squash Curry (VE)

Order online via the shop

W: http://www.inspiresdining.co.uk/product-category/ideli/

F: https://www.facebook.com/inspiresdining

E: info@inspiresdining.co.uk


THE BULL - TOWCESTER

I've got a huge amount of respect for Cymon Derry, the landlord and chef of The Bull, Towcester as this is a man who is passionate about sourcing the best ingredients and delivering only the best for his customers. As a result, since launching at the beginning of this year, he has earned a fantastic reputation and The Bull in Towcester has become THE place to go for good pub classic food.


Every day Cymon will be creating the *Chef's Special Homemade Pie of the Day served with real chips and seasonal vegetables for just £9.


*(Do check their social media or just ask when you call what the filling will be.)


They are open 7 days a week during lockdown from 5pm - 8.30pm

Collection or delivery to surrounding villages.


W: https://thebulltowcesterpub.co.uk/

F: https://www.facebook.com/thebulltowcester

T: 01327 353223


THE FOLLY - TOWCESTER

This beautiful, historic gastro pub situated on the outskirts of Towcester opposite the racecourse is also award winning, scooping 2 awards at The Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards in 2017/18 for Great Service and Restaurant of the Year. When you start perusing their menus and pictures on social media and reading their customer reviews it's easy to see why!


During Lockdown part 2 they are offering a takeaway Price Fix Menu and featuring is their homemade Steak & Kidney Pie.


Slow braised steak and kidneys cooked in a rich gravy with a crisp puff pastry crust and served with sauteed local vegetables and buttered mash or hand cut chips @ £14.95 for one course.


The Price Fix Menu is only available on Saturdays and Sundays when they also serve roast.

The menu offers a superb selection of starters, fish & plant based mains, meat mains and desserts for:

  • £14.95 for 1 course

  • £19.95 for two courses

  • £23.95 for three.

Take a look at the menus below:

W: https://www.follyinntowcester.co.uk/take-away.html

F: https://www.facebook.com/follyinntowcester

T: 01327 354031



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