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Time to roll out the barrel, along with any other convenient cockney cliches, to mark the opening of an new pie and mash shop.
This one is not to be found within the sound of Bow Bells, but instead in St Nicholas’ Street in Diss. Husband and wife team Jon and Maria Munford believe they have seen a gap in the culinary market by serving up their very own slice of East London culinary classics, including jellied eels.
They have adapted the offering to suit local tastes and also cater for vegetarian and vegan needs.
The Munfords have transformed a former tearoom into the tiled interior of a traditional pie and mash shop, launched with a special guest night attended by – what else – a pair of Pearly Kings.
Jon Munford, who is a trained chef and cooks the pies from scratch using local ingredients, said: “They were brilliant. They were stopping people and talking to them. It was nice there were a lot of Londoners catching up and talking.
“It was a real good community vibe. We were pretty chuffed and got quite a few bookings from it as well.”
Signs are good for the Munfords; they sold out of pies on the first day. Lovely jubbly.
John Munford, proprietor and chef with Lee Offord, shop manager at Diss Pie and Mash