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What we're all about

Originally established in 1862 by Robert Cooke in East London, F. Cooke remains the oldest established eel and pie house family still in existence today.

After nearly 160 years and much demand, 5th generation Robert Cooke has brought the F. Cooke legacy to Essex. It now exists outside of London for the very first time. 

To find out more about our F.Cooke journey, head on over to the “about us” page and discover what sets us apart from the rest.

F.Cooke Chelmsford
F. Cooke Dalston
Pie and mash

Our food

Here at F. Cooke our food is second to none and that’s why we remain the oldest established eel and pie house family. All of our food is handmade from scratch, fresh on our premises every day, just minutes before it’s served to you.

Pies

Our pies are handmade starting with the pastry which is made from scratch using flour and water to form our signature, light and crusty pie. The pies are then filled with a generous portion of minced beef sourced from the best and freshest prime cuts, finished with our special seasoning to give it the Cooke finesse. Also, we offer a vegan option in the form of a tasty soya mince.

Mash

We use only the highest quality potatoes which are locally sourced from Maldon Fruit Supplies. These are peeled and mashed by hand to give you the perfect consistency, bringing you the perfect mash.

Liquor

To top off our delicious pie and mash, we accompany it with our iconic liquor. Made from scratch using parsley sauce and our very own secret ingredient, our liquor is made fresh every day ready for you to finish with as much chilli vinegar as you desire!

Eels

Every week we receive a fresh delivery from Mick’s Eels who bring us the finest and freshest eels from Billingsgate Market. The highest quality eels are then served to you as jellied eels or hot stewed eels topped with liquor. 

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Make sure to follow us on our socials to keep up to date with our journey and to see all the latest news!

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3 days ago

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Keeping it simple with the Euros bundle. Pie, mash, liquor and beers to feed the gang and watch the game with. Just £15 per head and you even get to choose how you have your pies. DM / call 01245 961178 to place your order and book in your collection time for this Thursday 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Last day to make your order and collect today 👨💚Father’s Day Box💚👨Surprise your dad with the very best and give him what he deserves this Father’s Day … A Cooke’s box full of treats 😍 All for just £22: 🥧 A delicious pie mash and liquor 🍺 A bottle of beer to wash it down 🌶️ Our home made chilli vinny to spice it up 🍦 A tub of @rossiicecreamsouthend ice cream to cool him down💴 A £10 gift voucher so he can come back for more 😋 DM / call 01245 961178 to book your Father’s Day box for the one and only🧍‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less
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F.Cooke on film

Check out why we are the original and longest reigning pie and eel house in this video!

And if that isn’t enough for you, there are plenty more photos and videos over in the gallery for you to explore…

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What are people saying?

Intrigued about what our amazing customers have to say about us and our famous pies?

You’ll be able to find lots more  on our reviews page!

  • star rating  At last a proper Pie shop out of the Big Smoke! Been here several times and never disappointed. Great value and more to the point, traditional as it can get.... read more

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    15/04/2021
  • star rating  After seeing master chef on tv yesterday, there was a man on there from the F.Cooke dynasty!
    As a lover of pie & mash, I checked out the website, and... read more

    avatar thumb Blossom34b
    16/09/2021
  • star rating  Went here for lunch and ordered a pie, mash and liquor. Cup of tea on the side and all sorted! Pie was delicious, mash superb and liquor excellent. One tea... read more

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    12/02/2022
  • star rating  As an ex Londoner I was happy to see I can get pie and mash now in Chelmsford. The pies are a great size and full of meat. The price... read more

    avatar thumb Susan L
    30/05/2022
  • star rating  Excellent Taste, it was brought home to us 70 miles from the Shop and once heated up it tasted fantastic as did the Fruit pies for dessert with custard

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    04/06/2022

Hire our gorgeous venue

Got a special celebration coming up and want the perfect venue to celebrate?

Let us help you organise your special day. 

Birthdays

Whether it’s your child’s party where you want to transform the place into an indoor playground, or you fancy a more intimate seated celebration for the ones who love pie and mash, we can help you celebrate in style.

parties

For your stag or hen do, christening or engagement party, we can transform our gorgeous venue so that if fills your brief. Whether it be glamorous, traditional cockney style, jungle safari or a well-kept surprise, we can turn our venue into whatever you desire.

Weddings

If you want to cater for your guests with not only food that’s traditional but by the original eel and pie house family, we can do that for you. Whether its local or far, we can provide delicious food on your special day.

Special occasions

Let us turn our classic globe lights low, create a cocktail bar with a master mixologist and install a DJ booth. If pie and mash doesn’t take your fancy and a buffet is more fitting, just let us know and we can cater for what you require. The only limitation is your imagination!

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