Pie & Ale is located in the Norther Quarter, Manchester. Affectionately known as a ‘hidden gem’ by locals, Pie & Ale is a husband and wife-owned restaurant that has been open since 2013. Pie & Ale is open daily from 12 noon serving homemade pies, cask ales, cocktails and spirits. Pie & Ale also screens all major sports such as the Six Nations and the World Cup.
Pie & Ale is a small and inviting space, it is lined with wooden tables, and there are large windows to the side looking out onto the street.
The menu is all homemade, with all food cooked on site. The menu includes quality meat and meat free options, plus gluten free options, it is worth contacting the restaurant prior to your visit if you have specific dietary requirements. There is also a weekly specials menu to look out for.
Classic and popular dishes include the steak & ale Worcestershire sauce pie made with button mushrooms, onions, carrots and rich ale gravy, and the ham hock pie made with leeks, potato, pease, onion and garlic. Other favourites include the pork sage and apple pie, and the chicken saag pie.
If you’re looking for meat free pies you will find a good selection on the menu including the quatro formaggio pie made with cheese, potato and onion, and the beetroot dahl pie which is made using fragrant spices. There is also a roast dinner pie which is served on Sundays.
Your homemade pie also comes with a choice of sides and pie toppers. Sides include either buttery potato mash, sweet potato wedges or roast potatoes. There is also bread to share, mushy peas, or roasted veg. If that’s not enough you can also go for a pie-topper perhaps you’ll pick the pigs in blankets or the smoked cheddar.