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Not Just Traditional, but the Original

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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
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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. 
F.Cooke Menu

Follow us and stay up to date

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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We’re back 🎊 Our doors are open and ready to serve you not just traditional pie and mash but the most original! Thank you to everyone for being patient whilst we gave our staff a well deserved break. We can’t wait to see you soon, please come and say hello for all eat ins, collections and deliveries via @deliveroo @clickitlocal and our website fcookepieandmash.co.uk/store ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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We can’t wait to open our doors again tomorrow and welcome you all back for our delicious pie and mash. We’ve missed you all and can’t wait to see you very soon, just one more sleep 😬 the countdown is on! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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And that’s a wrap for 2021! Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the year, it honestly means so much to us as a small family run business, we are forever thankful 💚We are now taking a longer than usual break and giving our amazing staff some well deserved time off. We will return in January and look forward to seeing you all then. For now... 🥂 Happy New Year ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Open until 6pm today and 10am-4pm tomorrow before we break for the New Year. For all chilled orders to collect NYE for your celebrations or to reheat and celebration on NYD please call 01245 961178 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Our wonderful customers back where they should be 💚 ... 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  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

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    28/10/2021
  • 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

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    16/09/2021
  • star rating  Popped in for pie "n" mash for lunch and was greeted by lovely friendly staff.

    The pie and mash was delicious, we ordered 2 pies and 1 mash, one... read more

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    04/07/2021
  • 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  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

    avatar thumb Nthomp2
    28/01/2021

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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