Salt and Slate logo

Pie and mash

Recently we have been hearing about the traditional cockney dish “pie and mash” fading away. 

We have seen in the papers about shops closing after over a century of service. 

Well fear not, Bromley has a hidden secret, but not for long. 

The old cockneys of Bromley is a fantastic shop. Fresh and crusty pies. Vibrant green liquor and scoopable mash. The chilli vinegar is a splash of nostalgia. Even a choice of black or white pepper. 

I myself have been raised in South London and this was a treat and a staple part of our diets growing up. There is always a sense of loyalty regarding “pie n mash”. Are you an Arments, Manzies or a Goddards kind of person. I myself was a disciple of Cooks on the cut, Waterloo. 

However I am now a huge fan of The old cockney of Bromley and since discovering it last year have never strayed. 

The owner Yusuf Ismail is as warm and colourful as the liquor. I strongly advise a visit. Bromley has now a faint sound of Chas and Dave echoing in its back streets. 

The Old Cockney Of Bromley

44 Chatterton Road



Leave a Reply