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Pieminister is a pie making and retail business based in Bristol, South West England.


Pieminister was founded in 2003 by co-founders Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg.[1][2] The company uses 100% free range British meat and Marine Stewardship Council-certified fish.[3] All its vegetarian pies are Vegetarian Society approved.[4]

One year after opening the first Pieminister they were invited to sell pies at London's Borough Market, and attended their first Glastonbury Festival in 2004 attending for ten years until rejection in 2015.[5] The company now has shops in: Covered Market, Oxford; Trentham Estate; St Nicholas Market; Gabriel's Wharf; Boxpark,[6] Leather Lane; Northern Quarter (Manchester).[7] The company opened a shop in Amsterdam in 2012.[8]


In 2013, the company launched its Cattle Drive campaign in partnership with African Development charity Send a Cow, which aims to raise £40,000 to help kick-start 30 family farms in Africa.[9] Pieminister pledged to donate 10 pence to the campaign for every pie sold in supermarkets with a felt cow attached.[10]


  1. ^ Ribbeck, Mike (30 October 2013). "Humble Bristol-based Pieminister became a ten year success". Bristol Post. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Hogg, Tristan; Simon, Jon (2011). Pieminister: A Pie for All Seasons. Bantam. p. 8. ISBN 978-0593068052. 
  3. ^ "‘Flying Frying Pan’ smoked haddock & cider pie". Marine Stewardship Council. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Pieminister Vegetarian Society Approved Pie Selection" (PDF). Costco. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Smolen, Bronya. "Pieminister rejected from Glasto for first time in over a decade". Bakery Info. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pieminister plans for ship-shape pop-up". The Grocer. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Pieminister opens in the Northern Quarter". Northern Quarter. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  8. ^ Russell, Michelle (28 March 2012). "UK: Pieminister looks to export market for growth". just-food. 
  9. ^ "Eat a pie – and help Send a Cow". Bath Chronicle. 3 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Gyton, Georgi (5 November 2013). "Pieminister launches charity drive". British Baker. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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