A family business is bringing pie and mash back to the Blue in Bermondsey.
Jamie and Tammy Jukes will soon be familiar faces at the market place in Southwark Park Road as they set to launch Bermondsey Pie and Mash this Saturday, April 7.
The couple have agreed to sell freshly-baked Manze’s pies at the market every Saturday, and they will also have mash, liquor, Baldwin’s Sarsaparilla – made in Walworth Road – and soft drinks on offer.
“We are bringing a pie and mash shop back to the Blue,” said 44-year-old Jamie, who grew up in Bermondsey.
“There used to be a shop there called Lou Farrows, but it’s been closed for a couple of years now.
“A lot of Millwall fans would go there and some of them would walk to Tower Bridge Road to Manze’s.
“My Nan used to take me every Saturday to pie and mash when I was younger and then we would have sarsaparilla down East Street.”
Jamie said he was approached by Blue Bermondsey Business Improvement District chair Russell Dryden after a Christmas event proved popular.
“We did a Christmas event down the Blue and it was really busy and we sold out, so Russell asked if we could run a stall permanently,” he said.
“A few years ago it was really quiet down the Blue like a ghost town, but now I’m surprised by how busy it is.
“Our stall will be within the market place where hopefully there will be 25 stalls by May.”
Jamie hopes to set up stall from 11am to 4pm every Saturday to start out with but is also looking to cater at events in the area, as well as weddings and parties.
For more information, contact Jamie at Bermondsey Pie and Mash on: 07512 079 694