Sunday, 6 October 2013

Pie And Mash Has Eel Gone


It’s sad to see another local(ish) independent shop go the way of the dodo. Henry Owen’s Pie, Mash and Eel shop has closed its doors after just three short years in their North Cheam shop.

When they first closed over a week ago, a sign in the window suggested this was temporary due to an electrical problem. However the message on their answer-phone at the time was much bleaker and suggested permanent closure.

Now, a week later there is unfortunately a note of forfeiture in the window meaning there is no further hope of any pie, mash or eel of the Henry Owen’s, North Cheam variety. Their phone number is now unrecognised.

The blog would like to offer commiserations to Mick and Mark and wishes them luck in whatever they choose for their next venture.

At the risk of putting on a broken record, perhaps we can all make an extra effort to support our local independent businesses whilst we still have them…


8 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Jon said...

Round the corner from me and never went. The idea of a pie mash and eel shopnever appealed and the fact it closed at 8 pm didn't help either

David said...

Went once, it was rubbish.

B K Jason said...

It is a shame that they have gone. I did go to the place. I still miss the old restaurant that used to be there called Zanders.

Notablogger said...

Went once. The pie was like a bog standard supermarket pie and the mash was, well, just ordinary mash. They closed so early of an evening as well - perhaps so the owners could get out for something decent to eat.

Worcester parker said...

It's a shame it's gone. It was good pie mash too. And what has the fact it closed at 8 got to do with anything?

Worcester parker said...

What did you think the mash was going to be? And please tell me the name of the supermarket you go to - I'd love to get a pie from there.

Local shopper said...

"Perhaps we can all make an extra effort to support our local independent businesses whilst we still have them…" Why would I support somewhere that made the news for being rated 1/5 - Major Improvement Necessary - by the Food Standards Agency? Don't get me wrong - I'm not fan of KFC but it gets 5/5 for hygiene ... If independent names cannot provide the standards or the products that local people want, why should we support them? I would rather see more shops occupied by the big names than empty premises waiting for the independent that may or may never make a go of it. I'm not ashamed to say I use some of the big chains in WP and North Cheam; I also use some of the really good smaller shops and eateries. Ultimately I buy from the places that sell what I want. That's business.

Notablogger said...

Waitrose.

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