British Pie Week 2024: The 'game-changing' Nottingham pie shop where the customers queue down the street

These pies just look UNREAL! These pies just look UNREAL!
These pies just look UNREAL! | Project Pie / Instagram

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on items purchased through this article, but that does not affect our editorial judgement.

Project Pie serves some of the naughtiest (in the best way) and tastiest pies in Nottingham

Dig out those stretchy pants and limber up your stomach muscles because it's British Pie Week - and we're here to feast.

Nottinghamshire is no stranger to the humble pie, with the county even having a namesake dish. For the unfamiliar a Nottinghamshire Pie contains meat (usually beef) and stilton and is topped with a layer of golden mashed potato.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

It's like a cottage pie, only richer, meatier, and even more unctuous.

PSA: I don't think the word pie has been used as frequently as it is in this article, ever before.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Thankfully the city itself embraces the county's love for belly-busting dinners and boasts several brilliant places for pie.

Whether you like yours served with mash and gravy or with chips and a frosty pint, that is somewhere for every taste.

So in honour of British Pie Week, we're celebrating seven days of Nottingham's finest piemakers. Kicking off with the one and only Project Pies.

Project Pies on Carlton Hill in Nottingham is a little shop (open Wednesday to Saturday) selling beautifully handcrafted pies.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The shop which is run by 'Dan the Pie Man' serves some of the county's best freshly prepared pies, sausage rolls, and scotch eggs.

Each of the epic pies, with flavours ranging from classic steak and ale to the more adventurous spicy jerk chicken, is butchered and crafted on-site.

"Queues out the door"

The cool shop celebrated its first anniversary on February 28th, writing on the brand's Facebook page: "Well pie fam, with all your support we made it to our one-year anniversary. Your support has blown me away, thank you all so much. We don't exist without you."

Project Pie started life during lockdown as a door-to-door drop-off service, delivering pies across the city. From there it has grown into an established and well-loved business, with customers queuing out the door.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The business has social media appeal too with a following of more than 5,000 people on Instagram, who enjoy looking at photos of the deeply filled creations.

Some of Project Pie's best-loved flavours include balti chicken, spicy beef and cheese, steak and red wine, chicken and stuffing, and more.

But it is not just a place for hardened meat lovers with mouth-watering veggie options available too including an earth-shattering mac and cheese pie. Not for the faint of heart.

If you're not in the market for a pie but still want to get your pastry fix you can always opt for one of the shop's GIGANTIC, HUGE, MASSIVE, ENORMOUS (have we made our point yet?) Sausage rolls, instead.

An absolutely incredible selection of flavours at Project Pie An absolutely incredible selection of flavours at Project Pie
An absolutely incredible selection of flavours at Project Pie | Project Pie / Facebook

"Meaty goodness"

Project Pie is rated 5 stars out of 5 on Google Reviews.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Nicole Bales wrote: "These pies are bloody beautiful. Packed with meaty goodness, tasty beyond words [with] pastry to die for." Nicole who is gluten and dairy free added: "I will give myself belly ache for these pies".

Michelle Boylan said: "Oh my Pie. 5 stars are just is not enough. The Goosefair pie is a game-changer! Traditional pastry just like Nanna would make, the flavour, the quality, cannot praise it enough.

"The Mince & Onion was also delicious, but the Goosefair cannot be beaten in my view as a Nottingham lass. It's even converted a Londoner! Massive congrats on a quality business with a top bloke behind it!"

Matty Torques said: "Outstanding quality and flavour full pies! These have got to be Nottingham's finest pies."

Check out Project Pies on Instagram and Facebook.

Or visit: 342 Carlton Hill, Nottingham, NG4 1JD

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.