Few things beat a hearty plate of classic Northern pie and peas when you’re feeling peckish.
From traditional steak and ale to wonderfully crusty pork pies, these local Leeds pie haunts are some of the city’s finest.
As the name suggests, Pieminister are pie experts, offering an impressive selection of flavours.
The Mothership is a firm menu favourite, giving diners a choice of any classic pie, teamed with mash, minty mushy peas, cheddar, and crispy shallots.
If you’re feeling famished, try the Tower of Power, with two floors of crusty pie heaven.
Visit: 15-17 Duncan Street, LS1 6DQ – pieminister.co.uk
The Bridge Inn
Nestled away in the pretty suburb of Horsforth, this traditional pub is a little off the beaten track, but it boasts an excellent menu with plenty of choice.
The Bridge Inn’s choice of homemade pies includes steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom, and beef and ale.
Any indecisive diners can opt for the pie platter to enjoy a little of everything.
Visit: Low Lane, Horsforth, LS18 4HN – warmandfriendly.co.uk
With real ales, gourmet pies and live music on offer, this lively hideaway underneath the railway station is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat before making a night of it.
All food is made by the multi-award winning Andrew Jones Pies ‘n’ Pasties of Huddersfield, and each crusty pie is served with a helping of creamy mash and boozy beer infused peas, and topped with lashings of gravy.
Visit: The Dark Arches, Granary Wharf, Dark Neville Street, LS1 4BR – thehopleeds.co.uk
Known for its quirky cocktails, The Botanist also serves up a mean pie and peas.
Choose from chicken, ham and leek, steak and ale, or butternut squash, goat’s cheese and mushroom pies, paired with seasoned chips or mash, and a helping of mushy peas.
Visit: Trinity Leeds, 67 Boar Lane, LS1 6HW – thebotanist.uk.com
The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes
As well as being a popular place to watch live sport, The Brotherhood is famous for its delicious homemade artisan pies.
Alongside the classic beef and chicken, they’ve got mushroom, bacon and cheese, and venison pies on the menu.
There’s also a filling pie platter (with two pies, mushy peas, mash and gravy), if you’ve got room to take on the challenge.
Visit: 54 New Briggate, LS1 6NU – thisisthebrotherhood.com
Nobody has perfected the humble pie quite like Wilsons Butchers, who are renowned for their champion bakes.
Keep an eye out for the Wilsons pie van during Leeds Rhino’s matches at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, where you can tuck into a pork pie and mushy peas while watching the game.
Alternatively, pop into one of their three shops around Leeds and pick up a few pies to take home.
Visit: 38 Austhorpe Road, Crossgates, LS15 8DX / 62a Queen Street, Morley, LS27 9BP / 31 Town Street, Armley, LS12 1UX – wilsonspies.co.uk
Whitelock’s Ale House
As the oldest public house in Leeds, Whitelock’s know a thing or two about pub classics, and pie and peas is no exception.
Their homemade beef and ale pie is deliciously crisp, and comes served with chunky chips and seasonal veg - or you can add a side of mushy peas if you’d prefer.
Try one of their varied real ales or craft beers to wash it down
Visit: Turks Head Yard, Briggate, LS1 6HB – whitelocksleeds.com
The Mustard Pot
This Georgian-style pub tucked away in the heart of Chapel Allerton is a relaxed and cosy space to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.
The pie offering at The Mustard Pot is changed daily, making every visit a little bit different.
Accompanied by mash, greens and gravy, whatever the filling may be, your chosen pie promises to be delicious.
Visit: 20 Stainbeck Lane, LS7 3QY – themustardpot.com