London’s greatest pie pub, The Windmill in Mayfair is hosting a non-stop pie bonanza for British pie week.
To go with the 1,500 pies they will be cooking up this week, the team have put together a list of beer pairings for each of the fillings:
Venison & Wild Mushroom
with Sam Brooks Junction or Heineken
Steak & Kidney
with Twickenham Grandstand ale or Peroni
Steak & Mushroom
with Young’s Bitter or Estrella
Market Fish Pie
with London IPA or Camden Hells lager
Lamb Shank Shepherd’s Pie
with Young’s Special or Guinness
Chicken, Dingley Dell Ham & Leek
with London Gold or Camden Pilsner
As if you needed any further encouragement to tuck into a Windmill pie, there’s also a glorious giveaway. Coined #WindmillWin, the week-long celebration will surprise guests with an array of upper-crust prizes; from Camden brewery tours to bottles of 18 year-old Chivas Regal, Sipsmith gin and tonic sets and even a Kindle Fire from Heineken. Guests simply need to spot one of the 800 sealed cards sneakily hidden under their pie and voila – instant prizes!
Dubbed “the institute of pie excellence” by The Times food critic Giles Coren, The Windmill pub serves up around 115 tonnes of the nation’s favourite pies a year, drizzled in 5,500 litres of gravy (around 70 bathtubs’ worth). Using only the best British seasonal ingredients, the award-winning pies are paired with over 460 kilos of potatoes every single week. With that much weight behind their celebrated pies, they must be doing something right.
To book a table at The Windmill, simply click here: http://www.windmillmayfair.co.uk/#book