After travelling around Australia in our early twenties, eating pies every day, we returned home determined to reinvigorate the humble British pie.
And so in 2003, Pieminister was born. We scrabbled together some basic equipment and worked hard into the night (after night!) to set up shop in Stokes Croft, Bristol. Tristan made the pies and Jon ran the shop. On day one we sold five pies (not a great start), but word spread fast and after two weeks there was a queue out of the door. A stall at London’s famous Borough Market soon followed, then a pitch at Glastonbury – a dream come true. Over the years we have grown and now employ around 300 people. We still make all our pies in our Bristol kitchens and we still eat pies every day.
Tristan Hogg & Jon Simon