Not Just Traditional, but the Original
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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…
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!
- Susan L
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
Cooke's know how to do pie and mash properly. Was so happy when one opened close and knew it wasn't going to disappoint. The family have been making pie and... read more
No amount of chilli vinegar and pepper can cover up for the fact that the pies are terrible. The mincemeat was more like a hamburger inside a stodgy case. I... read more
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the pie and mash was luke warm and the meat in the pie was clumpy. Also there are no toilet facilities for... read more
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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