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Cooke’s Pies & Mash

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Introduction
Founded back in 1862, Cookes are the oldest surviving Pie & Mash shops in London’s East End. These began as Eel & Pie shops in the 1700s. In Victorian London 600 piemen walked the streets. They rowed early to Billingsgate Fish Market by the Thames for eels. Long a staple food for poor Londoners, eel pies were sold on the day of baking.

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Hazle Ceramics
Cooke’s Pies & Mash
Limited Painting of 30
on Pateley Bridge 1
with added awning

 50 Hoxton Street, London E8 with a cafe.

APoB Exclusive from 2009

 A first floor bay window above abuts the ornamental front on this Pateley Bridge gift shop, as on Hazle’s models.

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 Traditional tiled counter. Sawdust on the floor is from when eel bones were spat out!

Hoxton Street’s Joe is one of many Cookes dating back to 1862.

 Pie & Mash Shops are having a revival. This pie is likely beef served with mash and parsley sauce aka green liquor, with veggie pies too.

 F Cooke’s at 19 Broadway Market in London E8 with a tank of live eels in the left window, no longer a common sight!

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