Mash or chips? Vote now and join the Great Pie Debate!

It’s dinnertime. You’ve got your favourite Pukka Pie, but what do you choose to go on the side: a dollop of creamy mash potato, or a lovely pile of chips?

For British Pie Week, which runs from 5th to 11th March, we’re asking pastry-loving Brits exactly that. The Great Pie Debate will find out once and for all which side comes out top.


We talked to Food Historian Seren Evans Charrington-Hollins about why Brits just can’t get enough of their favourite pie combos:

Seren told us: “Pie and mash could easily be described as the fast food that built the nation – it’s no frills food that’s deliciously honest, comforting and filling.

“On the other hand, is almost as ingrained in the British diet as tea and biscuits. The humble chip is a great companion to a traditional, gravy rich pie, and no pub or chip shop would be complete without a classic pie on the menu.”

We couldn’t agree more – but what do you think? Are pie and chips a match made in heaven, or do you only have eyes for mash? Head over to before Friday 9th March and cast your vote. While you’re at it, don’t forget to enter our prize draw; we’ll be giving away £100 and lots of free pies every day of Pie Week (terms and conditions apply).

Vote now. May the best spud win!

05 Mar 2018

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