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Little Crown | Best Savory & Sweet British Pies in Savannah
Review by: Michael Stern
Welcome to Pie Society
Pies, savory and sweet, are a glory of British Cuisine. Savannah’s Pie Society makes them from scratch every day. The Little Crown, Pie Society’s “pie house and pub,” serves these great British pies seven days a week.
The Wagstaff family who make them came from Staffordshire and first started baking pies in Pooler in 2013. The next year they opened up in Savannah’s City Market. The business grew and now offers mail-order service and does wholesale sales to stores along the East Coast.
Pie House & Pub
In 2020, what once simply was called Pie Society evolved into a cafe and gastropub called The Little Crown by Pie Society. Here you can sit down to eat a slice of pie and to drink local draft beer, cider, or wine. Or indulge in craft cocktails with such silly names as Message in a Bottle, Rhubarb Fizz, and The Highlander AKA the Connery.
So Very Savory
When Britons talk about pie, they generally are referring to a meal, and a hearty one at that. Here you will find steak & kidney pies, pork & apple pies, chicken curry pies, and vegetarian pies of broccoli, carrots, beans, and potato. Lush, savory crust encloses a mighty lode of ingredients. Even “regular” British pies (as opposed to “large”) go a long way.
Bring Your Sweet Tooth
This being America, and English people having a serious sweet tooth, Pie Society makes fantastic sweet pies. Many of the most beautiful ones do fly an American flag: Key lime, lemon meringue, pecan, apple.
But the bakery’s great cakes fly a Union Jack. Desserts that demand to be eaten include such marvelous old-world sweeties as Victoria sponge, custards, bakewell tarts and jam tarts. Everything Pie Society bakes is eminently portable, for taking home or on a picnic. The selection is vast, and while not everything always is available in the cafe, it’s an education to simply browse the Pie Society website and learn high points of British baking.
The original Pie Society location is at 115 Canal St. in Pooler, GA. (912-856-4785)
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|