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New traditional pie and mash shop opens in coastal town

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Gannon’s Pie and Mash Shop at East Point Pavilion in Lowestoft opened last month offering a traditional London dish for coast-side dining or home delivery.

Serving comfort food and East London nostalgia, the shop offers a family treat, a convenient “hang-over cure”, or an opportunity for the community to “remember their roots”. 

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The award-winning handmade pies are freshly made and sourced from Goddard’s in Greenwich which was founded in 1890.

The shop offers single and double portion sizes with pie options including minced beef, chicken and mushroom, steak and kidney, steak and ale and a vegan option.

Eastern Daily Press: Single and double portion sizes include an option between minced beef, chicken and mushroom, steak and kidney, steak and ale or a vegan pieSingle and double portion sizes include an option between minced beef, chicken and mushroom, steak and kidney, steak and ale or a vegan pie (Image: Gannon’s Pie and Mash Shop)

Shop-owner Adrian Evans moved from London to retire in a houseboat on the coast and was struck by the opportunity for a “niche in the market”.

Mr Evans said: “It was like an epiphany, there were no pie and mash shops in the area.

“It used to be a pauper’s food from east London, but now it’s so popular because it’s special, the tradition is reminiscent of a time gone by.

“For the older generations, it reminds them of being kids again, they come out with their families for a treat.

“It’s really rewarding, plates come back clean and it puts smiles on people’s faces,” Mr Evans said.

Eastern Daily Press: Pies are served with the option of a homemade flat leaf parsley liquor, beef gravy or onion gravyPies are served with the option of a homemade flat leaf parsley liquor, beef gravy or onion gravy (Image: Gannon’s Pie and Mash Shop)

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The popular eatery provides indoor and outdoor seating with a food court and pub bark benches “looking at the beautiful sea”. 

Pies are served with the option of a homemade flat leaf parsley liquor, beef gravy or onion gravy.

Gannon’s Pie and Mash Shop is open Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm, with extended opening hours on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm.

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