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56 The Market, Oxford OX1 3DX, England
+44 1865 241613
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (174 reviews)
“mushy peas” (28 reviews)
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Fast food, British, Vegetarian Friendly
56 The Market, Oxford OX1 3DX, England
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pies ok nothing special overpriced for what they are £7.00 for a pie and mash. Not that well feeled much rather have a puka pie

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alanb10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner stumbled upon this little gem in the covered market. Ideal for a quick lunch i had a venison pie and my partner had steak stilton pie with creamy mash and thick red wine based gravy. The staff were friendly, food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank leecabs123
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic find right in the center of Oxford. We ran into this covered market to get out of the rain, which in itself is a unique experience, and discovered this wonderful pie bar thingy. Seating is communal and the choices of pies and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Briley11
Reviewed 11 November 2018

A little gem found during a wander around the covered market in Oxford. The smell of the pies wafting out as we passed was enough to draw us the challenge was to choose! All seemed delightful and ours were so tasty

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Steak n Kidney Pie, Chips or Mash, Peas n Gravy are the food of the Gods, and all served with a smile. Great place to eat good food and served by great friendly folk. A definite place to visit in the historic covered market.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OxfordTory
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Go Mothership, every time. Awesome pies, no fuss. Great choice of pies. Get in, order and eat off a metal plate.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stickler88
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Not only the food was only average, we were really impressed with the attitude of the two girls taking the orders, they were really rude and we heard them treating really badly other costumers as well, even laughing and talking badly about the costumers after...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank luisamJ2760BQ
Pieministerpies, Manager at Pieminister, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Hi Luisa, i am so sorry that you were disappointed with the service at the Oxford branch, could you send me an email at amy.morgan@pieminister.co.uk. - i would like to discuss it with you. Kind regards. Amy. Operations manager

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Check out the Pieminister in The Covered Market. Simple traditional meat pies (ok, updated so that they have a couple vegetarian and vegan choices). Eat in with metal plates and minty mushy peas (these were very good with a fresh minty flavour and just a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nyeemd
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We were looking for somewhere to eat that has gluten free and vegan options. My husband has a vegan pie with minty peas and I had a vegetarian gluten free pie with coleslaw. There were 2 other gluten free pie choices available.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ellie K
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I had the veggie option pie and it was amazing, the staff are so friendly. Yvonne and Abi deserve a raise for all the hard work they do in that restaurant ! highly recommended , clean, tidy, friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JamesBeaumont1184
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6 January 2016|
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Response from naomirose1994 | Reviewed this property |
They sell three types of gluten free pie - you should be able to find the menu on their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 The Market, Oxford OX1 3DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 241613
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Find us in the famous Oxford Covered Market, a pie-haven serving our range of delicious award-winning meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free pies. We’ve also got a whole host of other treats, including the traditional creamy mash, minted mushy peas and our famous gravy to zesty slaw, chips or our chilli halloumi fries. Stop by and ask for the legendary Mothership – the ultimate pie feast; a pie served with mash, peas and gravy topped with crispy shallots and cheese – now also available for vegans. You can enjoy your pie in our cosy cafe or take your hot pie away. And students, you get 10% off with a valid NUS card.
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