One of Bristol’s best chefs has opened a new pie shop at Wapping Wharf.
Buxton Bird Pies is a collaboration between Winterbourne-based Buxton Butchers and Freddy Bird, who runs Little French in Westbury Park.
With the owner of Good Taste Foods home delivery service Martin Darnley and coveted chef Digby Littleboy also involved in the venture, Buxton Bird Pies serves high quality grub at reasonable prices.
Customers can choose to pick up a pie or two to take home and stick in the freezer or go for a hot pie with mash and gravy to eat there and then.
To wash down the pies – with options including chicken, ham and leek and pork and cider – there’s a selection of global beers to choose from, with the tempting option of ordering a pie, mash and gravy and a beer for £10.
Digby, who was formerly head chef at Little French, said: “It’s great to be part of the crowd down here at Cargo, there’s a really nice atmosphere and all the other business owners we’ve met so far are lovely.
“We were meant to open in March but for obvious reasons things were pushed back a bit, so we’re relieved to finally be up and running.
“We’re serving high-quality, affordable artisan pies we make at the butchers paired with some funky beers from all over the world, some of which we don’t think people will have tried before.”
People who want to stock up on pies can take away a box of six for £18, working out at £3 each.
All the meat used in the pies is sourced from Buxton Butchers, which has won numerous awards over the years for its quality.
The shipping container sells beers from brewers in Spain and Belgium, as well as renowned Bristol brewery Lost and Grounded, with an ever-changing selection on offer.
Before launching Little French in 2019, Freddy Bird was head chef at the Lido in Clifton for a decade.
He trained at Ballymaloe and worked in the kitchens at Michelin-starred restaurants The Square and Moro in London, before moving back to Bristol.