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We serve only classic pub food, so when putting together our menu there was never any
question on the classic dish of Pie, Mash and Liquor being at the heart of our menu.

Pie, mash, and liquor is London’s most famous traditional dish enjoyed by Londoners, especially
cockneys since the 19th  century. Traditional working class food originating from the East End, the
Savoury pie had long been a transportable meal, made with a cold-water pastry crust and served with
mash potato and liquor sauce (parsley sauce). 


Liquor is a savoury parsley sauce, not alcoholic as the name suggests; instead, referring to a liquid in
which something has been cooked. Back in the good old Cockney knees-up days, the something in
question was originally eels!

This is the true taste of London!

Here at The Crown & Anchor, we are proud to serve London’s finest Pie, Mash and Liquor as part of
our classic pub food menu. All made fresh on site, we serve braised beef & gravy, chicken & chorizo
and Leek, fennel and courgette pie all made with hot water crust pastry and served with mash and
liquor sauce.