Whilst it has been suggested to me on more than one occasion, that I may well have consumed ALL the pies, I can assure you that despite loving my first visit to Bakerie’s Pie & Ale (see here) in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, I did leave plenty for you!
In fact, I only ate one… but I will be back for more!
A simple concept: they sell pies (and sides) and ale (plus other drinks – notably: Cockt’ales and, during their happy hour, bottles of house wine for just £9!). The staff were super friendly too!
The pies are all baked on site in Bakerie’s bakery – shortcrust pastry, a wide choice of delicious sounding carnivorous and vegetarian fillings and some big crimpin’. Sides of mash, mushy peas and proper gravy are available for just 85p each!
On my visit there was a choice of eight delicious sounding pies available – the Devilled Kidney & Mushroom (£5.45) sounded good, as did the vegan option of Chickpea & Artichoke (£4.95) but in the end I decided to go traditional for my first visit and ordered the Steak & Ale (£5.95).
It may not have been the best pie I’ve ever eaten but it was very good and at the price paid it was certainly excellent value. It was packed full of meat and plenty of black pepper… the pastry cow stood on top added a touch of whimsy.
My choice of ale, came in the form of St. Stefanus Blonde – I’m not knowledgeable enough about craft beers to pass any detailed comment, but it was enjoyable different with plenty of spice, hints of citrus and a strong taste of bonfire night!