Competition time! Win Pieminister summer goodies

Can you believe it? It’s been one year since Goodtrippers launched!

To help celebrate our first  birthday, our lovely friends at gourmet pie-makers pieminister have given us a bunch of fantastic summer goodies to give to you (yes, the joy of giving is our birthday present!). One winner will receive a box of 12 award-winning pieminister pies, plus extra goodies including a pieminister T-shirt and frisbee – just what you need for a great British picnic.

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The winner can select a dozen pies from a mouth-watering list including: Kate & Sidney, Pietanic, Wild Shroom, Peahock, Deerstalker, Chicken of Aragon, Heidi Pie and many more… All of pieminister’s pies are made with responsibly-sourced meat and fish (outdoor-bred pork and venison, MSC-approved fish, and free range chicken – the only national pie brand to use solely free range British chicken in their recipes). Their vegetarian pies are approved by The Vegetarian Society. Pieminister is committed to reducing its carbon footprint in its kitchens, shops and vans – which is why we love them at Goodtrippers!

To be in with a chance of winning the pieminister selection box and summer goodies…piem-1709

  1. Visit our Facebook page at
  2. Like‘ the Goodtrippers main page…
  3. …and, ‘Share‘ the pieminister competition post, including our review of pieminister’s Stokes Croft eaterie in Bristol


UPDATE: All entries must be received before 5pm (BST) on Thursday 15th August 2013. One person will be selected at random and contacted through Facebook within 5 working days to confirm their postal address for prize delivery.

If you miss out on winning you can sample the pieminister menu at shops, delis, pubs and festivals around the UK. Read our review of the newest pieminister dining space at Stokes Croft in Bristol: Pieminister’s new Stokes Croft diner, Bristol

Good Luck!

Terms and conditions (please read before entering):

  • One entry per person
  • One ‘entry’ counts as one individual clicking ‘Like’ on the Goodtrippers main page, plus clicking ‘Share’ on the pieminister competition post – uncompleted entries will not be eligible
  • All entries must be received before 5pm (BST), Thursday 15th August 2013
  • Competition open to residents of the UK and the Republic of Ireland only
  • Employees (and their immediate families) of pieminister and Goodtrippers are excluded from entering this competition
  • One winning entrant will be picked at random – judges’ decision is final
  • No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize
  • It will be assumed all entrants will have read and accepted the competition terms and conditions




Pieminister’s new Stokes Croft diner, Bristol

Goodtrippers samples the gourmet pie maestros’ newest eaterie in central Bristol

Pieminister Stokes Croft outsideBristolian foodies have somewhere new to add to their ‘must visit’ list this summer – the latest edition to pieminister‘s expanding empire, the Stokes Croft dining space. With a company ethos focused on ethical and local produce, and sustainable practice, pieminister ticks all the boxes for us at Goodtrippers!

Opened on the site of pieminister’s original premises (where it all started 10 years ago), Stokes Croft serves quality pies and West Country cider until 11pm every day. The dining space (the old kitchens) is all exposed brickwork, polished concrete and neon signs – with the addition of a piano for some live entertainment (yes, we did resist the urge to tinkle the ivories).

Food – award-winning pies and ethical sourcing

The menu is nice and simple: Choose a pie for £4.20 (from a lucky 13 fun-sounding list including Matador Pie and Kate & Sidney); add mash or minty mushy pieas for £1.50; a topping for 30p (grated cheese, gravy or crispy shallots); or take the lot for ‘The Mothership’ meal deal for £7.95. You can grab a quick snack of a Mr Porky sausage roll (outdoor reared British pork) or Mr Hot (with added chilli and spices).

Goodtrippers tried a Freeranger Pie – lovely chunks of free range British chicken (pieminister is the only national pie brand to use only free range British chicken) offset by salty ham hock topped with West Country Cheddar. We also had the MSC-approved Pietanic Fish Pie – nice big pieces of mixed fish and prawns in a lovely creamy sauce.

Don’t be put off if you’re vegetarian – the menu may be, naturally, meat-heavy but vegetarians have more than the one token Pieminister Stokes Croft (inside)veggie option. Choose from the Heidi Pie (Somerset goat’s cheese, red onion, sweet potato, spinach); Wild Shroom Pie (wild mushrooms, asparagus, white wine, cream); or The Big Cheese Pie (West Country Cheddar, garlic cream cheese, buttered onions).

If you’ve still room for pudding, try a Bristolbocker Glory made with ice-creams from nearby Bath’s Marshfield Farm.

Drinks – local and well-crafted

The bar is well-stocked with local West Country ciders (naturally) and local craft beers. And you don’t have to wait until 6pm to try Bristol’s own 6 O’Clock Gin. However, if you’re there first thing in the morning (Stoke’s Croft opens at 10am), boost your mid-morning with a coffee from Bristol’s Extract Coffee Roasters. Tea comes from House of Bath.

Where to find

Pieminister, 24 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3PR (open Mon-Sat 10am-11pm; Sun 11am-11pm). T: 0117 9423322

If you can’t visit the new Stokes Croft dining space, there are plenty of shops, pubs, markets and delis where you can eat pieminister’s sustainable, ethical pies – here are just a few (visit for the full list):

London: Pieminister, 24 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TS (open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun 12-5pm)

Manchester: Pieminister, 53 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PD (open Mon-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12-5pm)

Oxford: Pieminister, 56-58 The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 3DX (open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm)

‘Good’ credentials:

  • Use ethical and responsibly-sourced ingrediants (British meats including free range chicken, outdoor-reared pork and venison, MSC-approved fish)
  • Only national pie brand to use free range British chicken in all their chicken recipes
  • Vegetarian pies are approved by The Vegetarian Society
  • Work fairly with farmers and producers as local as possible to their kitchens to reduce food miles
  • Committed to reducing their carbon footprint – the cardboard cartons used are sourced from sustainable forest and are fully compostable and recyclable)


Want to win a selection box of yummy pieminister pies? We’ve teamed up with pieminister to offer one lucky winner a box of 12 award-winning pies, plus summer picnic goodies – see our competition details here

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