Karma Interviews: Pieminster, Bristol
We sat down with pie connoisseur and Karmaholic, Ryan, creative director of Bristolian staple, Pieminster to find out how the pie gets baked and get his top tips for visiting this charming city.
Tell us a little bit about Pieminster…
What makes you different? What’s a must-order?
We’re still family-owned and run, working out of our office above our first ever pie shop on Stokes Croft, with our pies being made just a couple of miles up the road at our bakery. What’s setting us apart is that our pies are sustainably made, using only the highest animal welfare standards and deforestation-free soy and palm.
In terms of ordering, it’s got to be the Mothership hasn’t it?! Formed in the muddy fields of Glasto 2004: pie, mash, minty mushy peas, Cheddar and crispy onions. Hold the gravy for me, (controversial I know!) but my go-to is a Saag Pie-Neer with spicy mango chutney.
Tell us a little bit about you... What's the best thing about working for Pieminster?
I’m the Creative Director and have been working with Pieminister for 10 years. The best part is eating pies on a Friday with my fellow Pie Crew.
How did you hear about us?
Karma have been on my radar for years! Firstly because of the cool design, plus as brands, we’ve got a lot of shared values, so it was a no-brainer.
What’s your favourite Karma Drink?
Gingerella. Hands down.
What’s your top insider tip for visiting Bristol?
The Cottage Inn pub for sunset drinks by the harbour, good for people-watching, especially when someone falls off their paddleboard.