Billing itself as a ‘Britisserie’ (that’s British brasserie), Epic Pies is a modern day pie shop founded by a mother and son duo that started out life touring the festival circuit in 2015, before opening its first bricks and mortar operation in 2019. From the outside, you could easily mistake Epic Pies for a local boozer, but once you have made it through the doors you will find a smartly polished dining room featuring white tiled walls and an array of tables for couples or small groups.
If you hadn’t sussed it out from the name, pies are the main act here. As tradition dictates, all pies are served alongside your choice of buttery mash or triple-cooked chips, along with gravy or liquor and garden peas. Choose between the likes of the Eastender pie (filled with slowly braised peppered steak, carrots and peas) or the Chick‘n’shroom pie: roast chicken, chestnut mushrooms, spring onion and sweetcorn in a creamy mustard sauce. There are pies for vegetarians too, including the Veggie Delight that arrives stuffed with butternut squash, chestnut mushrooms, spinach and leeks, all in a lightly spiced cream sauce.
Although pastry-based fare is the obvious draw of Epic Pies, there are a few other classic British dishes on the menu too, such as a jumbo cod and chips complete with minted peas and tartare sauce, and bangers and mash. Perhaps the most notorious dish on the menu here though is the Full English tart, which sees all the components of a traditional fried breakfast served inside a rim of pastry. If sausage, bacon, eggs and beans isn’t enough to fill you up though, there is always the option to add on a few sides to pad out your meal - think halloumi fries, jalapeno poppers or a mini camembert.
As for the drinks, choose from a range of draft beers, wines or classic cocktails such as an Espresso Martini.
While Epic Pies isn't open as standard during the evening, the team will happily stay open late for bookings of larger groups, either for drinks receptions or dinners.