Sunday 27 November 2022 07:08 PM Traditional pie and mash shop forced to move from East End as residents just ... trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 07:08 PM Traditional pie and mash shop forced to move from East End as residents just ... trends now
Sunday 27 November 2022 07:08 PM Traditional pie and mash shop forced to move from East End as residents just ... trends now

Sunday 27 November 2022 07:08 PM Traditional pie and mash shop forced to move from East End as residents just ... trends now

Traditional pie, mash and eel shop is 'forced to move from East End because new residents just want lattes and paninis' F. Cooke's pie shop in Harold Hill, Romford is being forced out of the East End Pie and mash is a traditional cheap meal popular with Victorian dock workers But shop worker Chi Hart said gentrification means the customer base changed 

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A traditional pie, mash and eel shop has been forced to move from the East End of London because new residents 'just want lattes and paninis'. 

F. Cooke's pies is a family-run chain originally established in Brick Lane in 1862 by Robert Cooke. 

In 2010 his granddaughter Emma opened a branch in Harold Hill in Romford - but it is now being forced to move from its traditional location due to 'gentrification'. 

The shops sell minced beef and kidney pies with mashed potatoes and green liquor sauce, made from parsley, chicken stock, butter and flour. 

Chi Hart, who is married to Emma and works in the Harold Hill branch, said: 'We had shops in Hoxton, Bethnal Green and Broadway market, but with the gentrification of the area the customer base just changed. 

'A lot

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