Steak and kidney? Chicken and Mushroom? Pork? What’s your filling?

You can’t get more quintessentially British than a good old pie so it’s time to celebrate the ultimate comfort food. You don’t need an excuse all year round but this week – tuck in because it is British Pie Week from Mon 6 – Sun 12 March!

The humble pie may have started out as ‘peasant food’ but we are a nation of pie fanatics – you’d be hard pushed to find a pub menus without its pie of choice in pride of place.

Get stuck in to the best of the crusty creations in Newcastle and Gateshead this week...

The Redhouse

Well obviously!

The Redhouse are bored of salads and couscous. So, in their own words, “what’s wrong with the good old blighty Pie and mash with a pint of real ale sat round a log fire with your nearest and dearest?” We hear you!

All of their pies are handmade especially by the award-winning Amble Butchers, who source prime meats from the Northumbrian area. Firstly, pick your pie and pair it with one of their signature mashes, ranging from cheddar cheese to garlic. Add your peas and finish with a ‘liquor’ of your choice. It doesn’t get much better than that. In celebration of British Pie Week - they have created a special menu.

Find out more by clicking here and heading to their "Goings On" tab.

The French Oven

The French Oven are an Independent Artisan Bakery who trust the ‘shop local & support local’ ethos. With over 10 homemade pies to choose from, The French Oven offers something for everyone. Located in the heart of the Grainger Market and starting at only £1.30, these pies make the perfect lunch time treat.

The French Oven are getting in to the spirit of National Pie Week and will be putting on a new pie every day this week, ranging from Peri Peri Chicken, to Thai Green Chicken Curry! Go wild!

The Bridge Tavern

Nestled under our beloved Tyne Bridge, the Bridge Tavern is a Brewpub and Eatery offering delicious traditional pub food alongside locally produced ales. Whether you fancy a light bite, leisurely lunch or an evening meal, The Bridge Tavern’s locally sourced comfort food will not disappoint. Get your chops around their Mutton & Split Pea Pie which is currently on their menu.

The Broad Chare

For those pie lovers who enjoy the finer things in life, The Broad Chare’s handraised pork pie is a must try. They can be found on the snacks menu for £3.65 each and are definitely set to get your taste buds tingling.

The Central

The Central promise you hearty "pies and not stews with hats on!" Tuck into a steaming pie packed with tasty fillings including mince and onion, corned beef and steak, kidney and Motorhead Road Crew ale. The Central is a friendly and relaxed pub with great live music and unique surroundings. If you're a vegetarian - don't fear, they have a delicious chargrilled vegetable or a cheese and potato pie to choose from.

Check out our Food and Drink listings here for more inspiration of where to eat in Newcastle and Gateshead...

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