All the best places to find a pie in and around Leeds

Where to find the best pies in and around Leeds for British Pie Week 2024.

Sweet, savoury, filled or plain: pies are a staple in the British diet.

It’s British Pie Week, not that we need much of an excuse to celebrate that flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth pastry, but we’re taking all the excuses we can this week to embrace all things pie related.

We’ve rounded up al our favourite spots to grab a pie in country pubs, as a lunchtime snack or on the go in the city centre- so take your pick, whatever the occasion.

Dave’s Pies and Ales

Kirkstall Road, Burley | Open from 5pm

Dave’s Pies and Ales is locally known as the smallest pub in Leeds – and whilst the menu and seating area might be teeny, what it does do, it does well.

Choose from a range of pies and peas with classic ales on tap to choose from inside this micropub 12-11pm every day of the week.

Find out more here.

SALT Calls Landing

The Calls, Leeds City Centre | Open from 12pm

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All lovingly made by The Pie Hole, expect copious amounts of thick gravy with pies, poured over delicious pies stuffed with classic fillings like peppered steak and ale; cheese and onion; chicken, bacon and mushroom; slow roast pork and cider or opt for the inventive slow cooked chicken curry, or veggie-friendly sweet potato, caramelised onion and goat’s cheese selection.

Find out more here.

Whitelocks Ale House

Turk’s Head Yard, just off Briggate | Kitchen open from 12pm

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Whitelocks is known in Leeds for its Sunday Roasts, warm fire and homely pub ambience- but their pies are the unsung heroes on the menu. The beef and ale pie is made from Yorkshire Meat Co. beef, a Wetherby-based supplier that brings beef from the likes of Tancred Grange Farm in Richmond to Leeds. This one is served with chunky chips and sautéed seasonal veg, seat by the fireplace optional.


City Square, Horsforth, Ilkley and Roundhay | Open from 12pm

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Banyan is celebrating British Pie Week with the award-winning Great North Pie Co. and they really live up to the hype. With four delicious flavours to choose from, all with the perfect drinks pairings to match.

You could go for the classic Steak & Ale, Lancashire Cheese & Onion, or Chicken Balti (our personal favourite). The vegan option doesn’t disappoint either – North African Spiced Sweet Potato pie which of course comes with vegan gravy.⁠ All pies are also served with fresh seasonal greens and your choice of creamy mashed potatoes or crispy gastro chips. ⁠

Find out more here.

Wilsons Butchers

Austhorpe Road, Cross Gates | Open from 7.30am

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Located in Armley, Morley and Pontfract Wilsons Pies and Pasties is a small indie chain from Wilsons Butchers and crowned champions of the Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Championships. At lunch time, the shops offer a true Yorkshire delicacy of pie and mushy pies with optional (but essential) mint sauce. All Wilsons pies and pasties are made using locally sourced produce in Garforth, so these a true Leeds pies, and well worth sampling.


Duncan Street, Leeds city centre | Open from 12pm

Image: Pieminister

Available as a Sunday roast, bottomless brunch or just a plain old (but beautifully presented) pie and mash, Pieminister is famous for its pies for all the right reasons. On the shelves in your local supermarkets and available as a sit-down scran on Boar Lane, Pieminister is a place where pies are guaranteed to make up the majority of the menu options.

The Botanist, Trinity

Boar Lane, Outside Trinity shopping centre | Open from 12pm

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Famed for its hanging kebabs and botanical cocktails, The Botanist at Trinity is always a good option for a crowd-pleasing dinner. The coconut sweet potato pie is our vegetarian pie of choice in Leeds. Served with chestnut mushroom, sweet potato mash and curry sauce: this warming dish comes with buttery, flaky pastry and a unique curry-flavoured twist.

Feature Image- The Hoot Leeds (Banyan)

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