Our Life of Pie really began in Nottingham….
You could be mistaken for thinking that our life of pie began in Bristol and it’s true; this is where, in 2003, we made our first pies and opened our first pie shop. But rewind back to October ’92 and you could say that the Pieminister story really started then, when Jon Simon started a Furniture & Product Design degree at Nottingham Trent University and met his future wife Romany (studying Fashion Design) one night at the (now legendary ) nightclub, Venus.
A few months later, in early ’93 Romany invited Jon to Bristol to ‘meet the family’ including her younger brother Tristan Hogg. Little did Jon and Tristan know then that they’d start Pieminister together..which is exactly what happened a decade later in 2003 with a bit of help from fellow ’90’s Nottingham students Ryan Thomas (Pieminister’s very own art director), Jon Shaw (Pieminister’s first web designer) and Romany (Pieminister’s Minister of PR).
People say ‘the rest is history’ but the future’s pretty exciting too and we can’t wait to be back in Nottingham, to open a Pieminister restaurant on Long Row. Pieminister Nottingham has been 24 years in the making but when it opens, we hope you’ll agree it’s been well worth the wait.