Who supplied the pie and mash stand?

Pieman

TS Member
Hi all, here's a random question if ever there was one and I hope I've posted it in the right place, as I'm going back about 10 years I think...

The pie and mash food outlet that used to be opposite Rita had some of the best pies I've ever tried. At the time I remember getting in touch with AT guest services and asking who their supplier was, and they told me. But in the haze of time that's passed, and replacing my laptop and losing emails, I can't remember the supplier's name.

I've been in touch with guest services again and despite the best efforts of one of their staff (who even went rummaging in a storeroom to see if he could find anything branded with the supplier's name) I've drawn a total blank.

So here's the million-dollar question... did anyone here ever ask the same question about who supplied the pie and mash stand? And if you did, can you remember the answer?!

Thanks in desperate and hopeful anticipation!
Joe.
 

Pieman

TS Member
Hi jon81uk -- thanks for that Street View link; I had no idea Google had imagery from inside AT, especially going back to 2009!

Pieminister is a good guess but I know it wasn't them sadly, it was a trade-only supplier because I remember phoning them and asking if they sold to the public -- they said they generally didn't but if I met their minimum order of a couple of cases, then they'd be able to. But thanks again for the suggestion, and the Street View link, fascinating!
 

jon81uk

TS Member
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There was a Steak Spitfire (assume the ale) pie, a Chicken, Leek and Ham Hock Pie and a Shepherds pie.

Don't think that helps though.
 

Pieman

TS Member
I'm humbled by the excitement and intrigue this has caused! I feel like I'm amongst a family of pie-lovers and what a wonderful place to be :hearteyes:

I think the three pie types you've identified there Jon may well be a useful starting point, I'm off to do some Googling... the shepherd's pie was a particularly distinctive one with its pastry sides but mash top so that might be the strongest clue yet :grinning:
 

Pieman

TS Member
I'm so chuffed with everyone's suggestions so far, thank you all! I've applied to join the Facebook group so I'll update on here if I get anywhere on that track, thanks for pointing me in that direction BarryZola. I've had a look at the Cook website (thanks rob666) and it seemed promising but they're down in Kent and I'm half certain the firm was Midlands-based, but I could be wrong. Lastly, Tom, I think the less said about jellied eels, the better :tonguewink:
 

Pieman

TS Member
Thanks JAperson for continuing to help my quest! I rang Pieminister this morning and spoke to a very nice chap (Dan) who said they had supplied AT for about 18 months pre-pandemic, but not as far back as 2009-10 when the pie and mash stand was operating, so it's not them. Dan also confirmed they've never produced a shepherd's pie with a mash topping, so the search continues... :grinning:
 
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