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Redditch Editorial 26th May, 2022

REDDITCH property agents John Truslove has helped a new pie and mash shop serve up traditional fare in Studley.

Fledgling food entrepreneur Adam Boswell is launching his first venture by bringing the delights of traditional pie and mash to local folk.

Helped by the team at commercial property agents John Truslove, Adam is set to open Pie, Mash & More in a former sandwich bar on Alcester Road in Studley later this month.

The café was inspired by Adam’s passion for pie and mash, kindled during his time working in Essex.

“I just got a real taste for it during my four years working there,” he said.

“I must have been eating pie, mash and liquor six nights out of seven. I came back home and couldn’t find it anywhere, so I decided the West Midlands needed pie and mash.”

Pie and mash shops have been serving up hearty fare to the working class people of East London and Essex since the early 1800s.

A recent revival in taste for traditional food has seen surging demand for the pies, with their minced beef filling, mash and the green parsley gravy known as ‘liquor’.

Adam said: “We looked at a place in Bromsgrove town centre but then we heard Sherlocks Sandwich Bar in Studley was closing.

“We talked to Ben Truslove and found it would be half the cost. It just made sense.

“It was already set up as a food business, but we have brought in new ovens and kitchen equipment. We’re just sorting stock and we’ll be ready to open, hopefully on Saturday, June 10.”

To ensure he offers customers the best possible taste, Adam is sourcing his pies from Goddard’s in Kent, a family firm that has been making pie, mash and liquor since 1890.

Ben Truslove, joint managing director of John Truslove, helped Adam secure a three-year tenancy on the 409 sq ft premises at 69 Alcester Road, in Studley, at £9,000 per year.

He said: “Adam and his father have put a lot of work and research into opening this new business and I am sure people will soon discover a taste for pie and mash. We wish them every success.”

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