Dennis d Coverdale (Saturday, December 31 2011 15:04)
It would be a sin to shut this shop , please re consider powers that be , this shop is Loved .
Sharon Morton of Hertfordshire (Friday, December 23 2011 14:47)
PLEASE STAY OPEN FOREVER... pie n mash is my favourite food of all time, having grown up on it, and on my birthday every year, Christmas Eve, I choose to visit your fine establishment for double pie n mash.... I am going tomorrow.
Peter Dand (Sunday, December 04 2011 20:20)
I was brought up with pie and eels, a great favourite of my father. A trip to the shop from my home in Wiltshire is a wonderful treat. To lose this facility would be a great shame. Doesn't history and tradition count for anythinhg. I simply don't believe the plan will regenerate Shepherds Bush Market. Would I want to live adjacent to the market and within a few yards of the H&C line - No. So the commercial units are of 'poor visual quality,' so what! Try the pie and eels!
Joe Field (Tuesday, November 29 2011 12:44)
This is outrageous. Cooke's is famous across the World, how can they disregard such heritage? And you won't get better food anywhere!!
SAM FIELD (Tuesday, November 29 2011 12:32)
I have submitted my comments on the planning application. It is a travesty. Our whole family through generations have eaten at Cooke's. It is so delicious, fresh and tasty, real comfort food from the first mouthful to the last. We were there on Saturday and bought take away also which we had last night, and just as delicious ! My husband's first solid food was eaten at Cookes asw was his nephews ! We can not let them take it away from us. I know so many people who only go to the bush purely for Cookes Pie n Mash ! From all over the world too ! It is part of our heritage and must be saved !!!
Mark Pedder (Thursday, November 24 2011 13:40)
This must be stopped! There is plenty of brown field sites that can be used.
dave (Wednesday, November 23 2011 16:13)
Just been to cookes pie n mash shop. The our n mash was spot on. If only it got promoted more then maybe it might not get the chop and gain the support of more people to keep it. It has plenty of history to attract people.
Ben (Wednesday, November 16 2011 02:39)
Great Pie and Mash! This is what makes London London. How can they shut down somewhere like this, shut down a starbucks or mcdonalds and build some flats on there instead.
john & Rosemary Hilton (Thursday, November 03 2011 16
Saturdays mean watching our beloved Rangers and pie & double mash.
Being done this for donkey's years
Sian (Thursday, November 03 2011 16
Leave Cooke's alone! It's the best pie and mash shop in London and the ONLY one left in West London.
Paul (Thursday, October 27 2011 13:28)
You simply cant close this
piece of local history, Steve Jones & Paul Cook use to eat in there! Sex Pistols! what more do you have to say!
jacky holder (Tuesday, October 25 2011 18:59)
No you can't shut the shop. its been going for so many years and a brilliant place. food loverly. looking to place a big order for my dad's 80th in november. we have so many memories of this place.
gladys m kirk Saturday, October 22 2011 18:04)
I hope you win,I always head for my pie/mash when I come up from slough whear the concil moved me when they took away our home please don't take more of our land marks away.
Sue and Chris Smith>(Thursday, October 20 2011 11:47)
I was born in Richford Street in 1952 and my childhood memories consist of Saturday lunch at Cooke's. The thought of this landmark shop in Shepherds Bush going does not bear thinking about. In fact, only today we had decided to have lunch there and visited the website to check times - only to find the planning info. THIS IS OUR SUPPORT FOR YOU!!!!
Paul Flaherty (Thursday, October 13 2011 21:00)
Teacher! Leave our Pie & Mash alone!
Joanna Biddolph Wednesday, October 12 2011 01:31)
I'm so hoping for good news. Please keep me informed.
Nicola Maher Saturday, October 08 2011 15:31)
This is in my opinion the best pie and mash shop in London and we need to save it
cissell (Wednesday, October 05 2011
please save are pie and mash shop it will be a injustice to see another part of londons history disappear
Dominic B. B. Salter (Sunday, September 25 2011 17:47)
Please don't let another piece of London go by the wayside! Why do developers demand more of London's History than they ever give back! Leave our traditional eateries alone! PIE & MASH FOREVER!
colin hayes Saturday, September 24 2011 21:09)
We need traditional shops and this is one of the best. The council should not purchase it as it probably will not be reopened. If the council does purchase it, then they should provide a local alternative at a discounted rate. Alternative locations are available and should be used first.
steve whiting (Wednesday, September 21 2011 21:33)
Keep our british tradition in Shepherds Bush please
Jane Medley (Tuesday, September 20 2011 16:20)
I agree save cookes pie and mash shop
ED BODEN (Sunday, September 18 2011 14:43)
SAVE THE ONLY PIE AND MASH SHOP LEFT IN WEST LONDON. DONT RUIN WHAT LITTLE REAL WEST LONDON HERITAGE WE HAVE LEFT
Steve Hanscomb (Tuesday, September 13 2011 14:45)
developers stay away. leave us alone. cookes pie and mash is in my blood and has been for over 60 years, its the best food in the area and most of all great value.
It's worth the trip from Marlow to visit one of my families favourite haunts from way back when we lived nearby.
As most of the other pie and eel shops have closed down,this one must be preserved.
By the way,where are the old marble top tables and vinegar served in big bottles with peppercorns?No doubt something to do with Health and Safety.Keep going
Just visited the best pie & mash shop with my brother.Keep Cookies open,too many small businesses get wiped out for developers profits.
This is the country's best Pie and Mash shop. My dad took me here as a child. I took my bestfriends here for my birthday as their first taste of real london food. I hope this place never closes. It's
the only place I want to visit when in London.
I read about Cookes online, before my trip to London. I had to try it. The staff was so kind, and the pie & mash was very delicious. I'll visit again next time I come to London. I hope it never
Wow.. Just had my first online order as I couldnt travel down to London amazing and so happy. Fantastic Service.
Cooke's is part of Shepherds Bush history, they well known all over. Please don't let another piece of Shepherds Bush heritage go.
My Mum started me on pie and mash, when I was lad in the late 1940s,when she took us to
Cookes, I still have the taste
Iam now using the online ordering service now, as I have moved down to Berkshire.
It's not broken, so don't fix it !!! for goodness sake! My whole family speak with almost a holy reverence about Cooke's Pie n Mash. The shop should be a listed building. RENOVATION AND REFURBISH NOT
mash and liquor is what my kids were weaned on! Save this part of our working class heritage, Please :)
great pie and mash, I hope all goes well and you are serving this great tradition in 2034
I love this place as all my family have loved it. My great grandparents used to bring their kids here and hopefully one day I will bring my own. The Pie & Mash shop is a national institution and
part of the great british identity - a treasure which should be protected and preserved.
No No this cannot be happening, my sister, brother and niece were just there, from Hertfordshire, they take photos of Cookes pie and mash to send me, because I miss it,,since I have been in Canada
over 40 years, our mum took us there when we were kids, great memories, it has to stay, keep Cookes pie and mash forever please.
Please don't let them close the pie and mash shop. It my dream to visit when I travel from California to London someday
Best pie and mash in London!! Good luck hope you win the day, it'll be a travesty if you don't.
Please save Cooke's pie and mash shop going to visit again soon superb also rangers supporter both go down a treat!!!
I brought my Dad for pie, mash,& eels on 7th Sept. It was his first visit to the shop, which he knew well as a kid, for many years. We had a lovely meal and he was chuffed to bits, chatting to
the girls!! Thanks, Mike, for taking the time to come and say hello. A complete sin if this place is swept away for the sake of "progress". Some things should stay the same.
Saw a documentary on the Sex Pistols on youtube and Steve Jones and Paul Cook went to Cook's for a pie and peas. Saving my pennies to get to Britain and you're on my list!
I used to live Godolphin Road.W.12 in the late 1940's and early 1950's and when I was a little boy was sent to get a take away every week for the family.I bought jam jars for the liqor and the pie
and mash was wrapped in newspaper
first time eating here today. never felt so welcome. pie and mash was incredible, and the liquor has become a new staple...
will be back, and bringing friends..
Pie, mash and liquor from Cookes has long been a family treat, and one we would seriously miss. My wife has been a customer for over 60 years. My son regularly drives me 12 miles to pick up PML for
the family from the always friendly staff. Cookes Pie & Mash shop is an institution which should not be threatened.
Three generations of my family have used cookies and i often pick it up to take to my dad in CornwallThe best meal in west London It would be a sin for it to be closed down and we cannot let it
Popped in today with my father in law,it's the first time he'd be back in there for 62 years. He said it tasted" just how he remembered it"best pie and mash shop in London..
If i was on death row and i could only eat one last meal have a guess what it would be ????
You got it! Pie and mash from the one and only cookes.
My nan is now 90 yrs old and has been coming here since she was a little girl and passed down to my mum ,now her kids ,now our kids .
London needs to keep its history . This shop is part of londons history and my families.
This shop brings back so many memories and and is a very special place to come and eat .
This shop will not go down without a fight from me and many others .
Good luck Donna @ slough
There is no way anyone will let them shut you down! BEST pie and mash ever!!!!!! love it! I am thrilled to discover the delivery service too!! will be using it tomorrow!
Places like Cookes are a national treasure,flats are not.!!! Move the dam flats to another location save our heritage...
COOKES CANNOT BE CLOSED.
GENERATIONS HAVE USED IT FOREVER. NOWHERE ELSE LIKE IT. PLEASE,PLEASE, KEEP THIS LITTLE BIT OF ENGLAND, I'M SO PROUD TO BE A PATRON OF THE FAMOUS ' COOKES '
Most delicious pie I had in London. Keep going!
My nan used to bring me here all the time till she passed 4 years ago but we still visit on her anniversary and when we can as i have so many fond memories and it makes me feel close to her as the
staff still remember her..its not just a pie and mash shop, its a family to all that go and its part of london history and should remain...may i add im not a local i travel from brighton just to have
my pie and mash at cooks.. it will be a very sad day if it was forced to go !!!
Just travelled 150 miles to have what London does best - pie and mash at Cookes in Shepherds Bush. Its a part of our great british hertage and cookes do it best - don't let it be taken away for a
block of flats they can other space for them. Cookes is much loved!
what the hell is wrong with these people do they not know what a great meal pie and mash is there is not much left of the old school as it is SO LEAVE WELL ALONE
Please don't let yet another icon disappear in to a memory. Save Cookes Pie and Mash Shop!
It would be a crime to shut down Cookes, it's the best pie and mash shop on the land. I have fond memories of this place, my dad would take me there most Saturdays, I live in SW London and often
travel to Cookes and get a takeaway, in fact I'm going there tomorrow, can't wait feeling hungry thinking about it :-))
Drove up from Swindon on Saturday 4th May just for pie and mash. It was absolutely lovely. thank you so much :)
I live in Southampton,but realize that we(ENGLAND)should keep tradition/heritage!!
Don't shut down another piece of history!!
I am from stoke-on-trent and cookies should be saved, been getting jellied eels and pie and mash for over 40 years from that shop, my uncle bob always took me there, good luck lads
Been brought up in Cookes since a kid along with my dad and his mum, This would be a travesty to close this shop.live in Newbury now but never miss a chance to pop in when im passing.
Visited Cooke's for the first time at the weekend, sat in Jimmy's seat while we ate! Amazing bait and cool staff - this shop is a cultural diamond in a world of faceless high street chains.
It will be a crime against humanity to close Cookes. I've lived in California for many years but every time I go home my first stop is Cookes....brings back so many happy memories of my
ate there twice a week for many years and also took my basin to be filled TO GO! MAY YOU STAY OPEN FOR EVER. Please let us preserve our history.
I was brought up on pie & mash, the bane family met up every Saturday at Cooke's, and we still eat there 40 years later losing cookie's would be like draining the blood out of London. Please Save
My nan used to run a flower stall in shepards bush market in the 40's up to the seventies! The treat when we went to visit was to go to Cookes! In May my brother who now lives in Devon wants to go to
cookes for his 60th birthday!....we are distroying all the heritage of this country.....people need continuity and familar things. Think the people making desitions on planning have never grown up in
this area and dont realise the passion that cookes provokes! Build somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cookes pie n mash,like quadrophenia "its a way of life",long may it continue.
Write to Boris,see what hes got to say about it.
Write to the Daily Mail as well,they may be interested in a feature.I used to eat here in the 80s,now living in the Cotswolds...will be in on the Saturday though when up in town.You MUST stay !!
My online order arrived in Edinburgh securely packed and frozen and was every bit as enjoyable as I'd hoped. All being well I 'll be in London in
the Spring and will, of course, be planning a trip to Shepherds Bush to visit your iconic premises.
Very best wishes to Audrey and everyone at the shop for 2013.
My Dad's family all were brought up in & around the bush, QPR through & through, I lost count the times in Cookes it's always be a tradition, when Hammersmith lost its P&M shop it was sad
day, these days you need the pasted to inform the young.
Keep fighting Hammersmith council these faceless people need to stop chasing the money and start looking at new & old living & building together as one.
I grew up in Shepherds bush, QPR on a sat with pie and mash by yourselves. i now live in the north east and visit once a year (last week, always a birthday treat) i can't tell you how excited i am to
find out you deliver!! It is always amazing and i love coming in the shop, brings back so many happy memories for me....keep up the good work :o)
I visited your establishment yesterday for the first time and regret being too full to have a proper eel stew and mash! The sample was wonderful, thank you. I chatted with Angela who is a doll and
can't wait to go back!
Hammersmith Council,do you really want to destroy a national treasure like Cookes for the sake of a few greedy developers who will just homogenise everything in the area and destroy any character
Please prove you are not just faceless bureaucrats and save Cookes for future generations to enjoy...please please please.It is one of the highlights of my visits to Hammersmith.
Had our first online delivery to Weymouth.Only words for it "GREAT". Look forward to the next.
My wife and I travelled from Shropshire today to sample the delights of pie and mash from the Quadrophenia famous Cookes. We weren't disappointed and look forward to returning!
Top nosh and top staff, making us feel welcome and allowing me to take a couple of photos. Thank you!
Don't forget Pete's autograph the next time he pops by, you can keep the kiss :-)
Hammersmith council, shame on you for trying to destroy one of London's finest land marks. What next? Mcdonalds in place of St Paul's or maybe a new housing estate on Tower Hill.
Get a grip.
we need to keep some traditions & history without everything being wiped out by blind bureaucrats.
I am in my sixties now & FIVE generations of my family have used Cooks,over the years,and even though I now live in Sussex,when I`m in town,I always manage to pop in and get my usual,please use
good judgement for once,and listen to what people are asking for,especially your local rate payers,"Do Not Destroy Any More Little Traditions £ History We Have"
LONDON,S FINEST TRADITIONAL PIE EEL MASH AND LIQUOR GOOD LUCK WITH THE APPEAL SEE YOU LOVELY PEOPLE NEXT WEEK
My family grew up on your pie and mash and we all loved it and still do. My mum use to leave her trays and jug with you and pick it up to take home when she'd finished shopping round the market or we
would eat in your premises. It was always piping hot and delicious and shame on Hammersmith & Fulham Council for trying to demolish the building.
Oh happy days - what a fantastic idea and I for one, will be placing an order on behalf of my dear ol dad - thank you Cookes
We visited your shop over the Jubilee weekend. My sister from Twickenham, myself from Weymouth, my brother over from Australia and my cousin from Canada. You have always ended up a meeting place
bringing back memories of all the past pie and mash meals we have enjoyed over 60 odd years. May you succeed in beating those that wish to see part of the british way of life disappear.
I have been going to your shop from a very early age I used to bunk off from school to have my double pie and mash I am now 64 and still get if from you I now live in wembley
Double Pie mash & liquor (close eyes and dream) its west London Soul Food, when the urge for it hits i have to drive up to the bush and satisfy my craving i've been eating Cookes for over 55
years, even my boys who were born away are hooked on it and we all look forward to you winning your planning appeal See you soon, OH god the craving has started just writing about it!
It was in 1955,when I was 10 years of age that I first went to cookes as a boy working on the market. ( I know I should have been in school ).Not sure how much it cost then, but I used to be there
every day for lunch when I would order a double double, and sometimes even went back in the afternoon for more. I could'nt get enough of it. I dont live in the UK anymore, but on my regular returns,
Cookes is one of the first places that I visit. So lets hope that you win the battle and good luck!
Hello from Texas! Saw Steve Jones and Paul Cook eating pie and mash on There Will Always Be An England. I have been a fan of the Sex Pistols since they first burst onto the world scene. I will
definitely pop in the next time I get to travel to London. I am proud of my English heritage. Keep up the good fight and God Bless you.
yes! another successful pie an mash evening at the Brookwood club in Brookwood Nr woking on Saturday 29th September everyone enjoyed the delicious food supplied by yourselves, a BIG BIG thankyou
again to Mike and the team for making our night so perfect :)
Places and people like A.Cookes are what makes Shepherds Bush a place worth visiting. As a local business owner myself of The Happiness Centre on Uxbridge Road, I believe we need to wholeheartedly
support high-street shops taking a cultural priority. Profit for a small number of people, over quality of life for majority of people, is not in good conscious. It is more important to maintain an
authentic, enriched heart and spirit in our community.
Hammersmith council were forced to preserve the post office at Hammersmith Broadway and build around it when they built the new complex there. Let's hope the same can be done with Cookes. There are
far too many instances of commerce trampling on history at the behest of those with too much money and power.
Long Live The Who.
Greetings from Argentina.
cookes is the best pie and mash shop and it will be a disaster if the council get their way. i was brought up in east acton in the 50's and it was a regular trip every saturday, and something to look
forward to, delicious food, clean premises and welcoming staff. i remember my mum meeting me from school at lunchtime and walking to cookes for a pie and mash then walking back to school full up. its
good british wholesome food which is sadly becoming a rarity in london, and we must all stand united to keep cookes. its all about greedy fat cats, they think more about money than peoples feelings
and small businesses they think they can just cast them aside. when i heard the risk of losing cookes i was so shocked angry and sad. many happy memories....COOKES IS THE BEST PIE AND MASH SHOP AND
the site looks great keep it up
Brilliant idea. Thanks for coming up with yet aehtonr way to use Twitter. Although I shall not be able to participate in the discussions actively, since its too late, I would like to catch up the
archived discussions (would be great if you posted them here!) Also, the Rivers paper is a wonderful choice for the opening TwitJC.All the best!
So glad that you're still around. A must-visit site for Quadrophenia fans!!!
Keep up the good work.
Chicken and mushroom pie, can't beat it. After a long while away in Asia I can't say how much I'm looking forward to sampling your food. True British grub, been sorely missed these last few years . .
Been a few years since I enjoyed Pie n Mash because we moved to the Midlands during 1968, We're with you for the scooter rally next Saturday though, can't wait to get those taste buds sorted, see you
I can't wait to visit on my next trip to the UK - I now live in France and I am gagging for double pie and mash. My brother and uncle visit every fortnight and I hate them for it - so jealous. I
dream of a Cookes opening in France - but it will never be - will have to get my backside to Shepherd's Bush next time I am over....
Dont you dare take this place away...enough bland already!!
we travelled up from Brighton to try your pie and mash . we had a very warm welcome and a very nice pie and mash meal . many thanx we will visit again very soon , all the best , Steve + Pauline x
My family and friends celebrated my mother's 80th birthday in January 2007 on a Sunday when Mr Boughton and his staff opened the shop especially for us, We still talk about that day and my mother
still calls in the shop when she is back in West London.
Cooke's is a treasured London institution and should be preserved for historic, cultural and heritage reasons apart from the quality of the Pie and Mash.
Cities, particularly London, are about the people and their traditions. London needs Cooke's Pie and Mash Shop to be preserved rather than its replacement by yet another bland High Street
development. In these challenging times it is reassuring to get back to our roots when simple fare made us feel good.
You won! Fantastic news! Here's to the next 100 years of Pie n Mash at Cookes, Goldhawk Road.
Cookes pie & mash has got to stay where it is! The area is totally inappropriate for 200 flats. They'll need parking for 200+ cars but they'll be offering 50 bicycle spaces. What a load of
Although I now live in Australia, I look forward to eating at shops such as Cookes when I visit England.
So many of the things that make England special are disappearing - it would be a shame to lose yrt another,
I used to go with my Nan every Saturday to Cookes' for a double double and extra liquor!! I always miss it and crave it now even though I live across the pond in Canada! I tell everyone about it!
Nothing beats pie and mash and nothing is better than Cookes. Save this national treasurer!!!!
My Mum and Dad used to have their Pie, mash and eels here, my sisters and I have been going here for 60 years and even though I no longer live in White City whenever I'm in London I always come and
have double double! My daughters live in Canada and even they come to Cookes when they are in England, and like me they love it even my Grandsons have a taste for it now! Four generations of my
family have eaten here and it would be a great shame if this place was allowed to disappear. This is a true piece of English heritage, we are losing too much of our history for the sake of profit,
puts London to shame.
Good luck to you all, looking forward to my next visit and I hope many more in years to come.
Four generations of my family have used Cookes, it should not be closed down so that someone can make money out of developing the site.
Born and bred in the Bush. Cookes is an institution and pie n mash would be my death row meal (that was supposed to be a complement!). I'm now in Australia and your pie n mash is one of the things I
miss most. Keep fighting andI hope with all I'm worth there's still a Cookes in Goldhawk Road when I get back to the Bush.
I had pie and mash on my last visit to London two years ago at Cookes and am visiting from Canada again in three weeks and will be back for lunch. I am disgusted that progress may move you from your
location - if that's the case, they should find you a proper home in the same neighbourhood. I shall very much look forward to seeing you again with my daughter and my English cousins.
You guys are the dog's bollocks. Everything must be done to make sure that you don't close. 'Proper' London is disappearing fast and is being over run by chains and middle class yuppies who haven't
got the imagination to try something different. Remember the New Picadilly on Denham Street, the Intrepid Fox etc etc etc
I'm a true West London Pie Mash fan, I was weened on Pie Mash from the 2 Pie shops in North Kensington (Golborne Road and Portobello Road} in the '60's, but must admit Cooke's in the Bush is not my
favorite. However, I'd hate to go down Goldhawk Road in the car or on a bus and not see the Pie Mash shop. Good Luck with the fight to keep it open!
I have never dined at a pie and mash shop but I do consider such establishments as a part of our heritage. They should be cherished, not demolished. I have sent an e-mail to Boris.
A visit to Cookes was my grandparents favourite treat, my parents loved it, I love it and my son loves it too, we still look forward to our regular visits despite living outside London. The Bush has
many excellent food establishments but Cookes is the jewel in the crown.
Hallo!My name is Ron Cooke.My parents(Fred and Gladys)had Pie Shops in Bethnal Green, East Ham and Stratford.Stratford was demolished under compulsory purchase in 1970.My cousins used to own Dalston
and still have a shop at London Fields.Tell me if we are related in any way.I can't keep track of everything in the family!My daughter would love to know.
Depending on what number bus comes first I have been known to take up to 4 buses to get the best Pie and Mash! Please don't close down this brilliant shop. Good luck to you all!
I am writing on behalf of the members of Brookwood Club in Brookwood, Woking. we had a pie and mash night with karaoke Chas & Dave style on Saturday I would just like to say a BIG thankyou, the
food was delicious and everyone enjoyed it we will certainly be doing it again. Thankyou Mike and team
Such a shame & disgrace that a thriving older small business, so valued by it's community faces this threat. We have high Streets, shopping complexes all across Britain where it's like the song
that goes Little boxes, & they are all made out of ticky tacky & they all look just the same. Unique & valued shops are being shoved out in the name of backwards progress to make millions
for the few. I boycott them as much as possible so should others. Why should the little people get swallowed up like this just because it doesn't fit in with big business!
I was born in shepherds bush,I was brought up on pie n mash from cookes,i used to go on saturday down shepherds bush market with my mum to get our food and then go to cookes for our lunch,my
grandparents used to go to cookes when they were courting.My children had there first pie n mash at cookes.I moved out of london 26 years ago but stil go back to cookes on a regular basis,even though
I now live in leicester.
I cant believe how much shepherds bush has changed,gone are all the traditional stall holders callin out their weres,gone are the beauitful toilets with all their polished copper pipes on the
green.and whats replaced all our cultural background??? kebab shops mcdonalds and westfields!!!!.
And now they want to get rid of the best pie and mash shop in london,its a disgrace and if it goes ahead another bit of london tradition will be lost.
Brought up on Pie and mash and have bringing my family back to London for it ever since. I can't imagine Sheperds Bush without Cookes
Bestest pie,mash and eels ever! Lovely staff too!
My Grandad used to take my mum here as a child and then he brought me to Cookes when I was 2 and I've eaten here as often as possible for now nearly 38 years.My daughter also is a pie and mash girl,
that's 4 generations and lots of memories for us.
The council have no heart or soul they are locust who if not stopped will turn our high streets into deserts...we will be left with Westfields and more Westfields with the same old shops.
I for one will help to stop this.
Had my first visit to Cookes for the the famous pie n mash and liquor last January on a weekend trip from Edinburgh. I'm so sorry to see that the council in their negative wisdom wants to close
yous'e down. I hope they don't succeed. I'm down in London for a weekend in May and i'll be bringing my two adult sons with me to Cookes for more pie n mash and to sign any petition on offer.
Good luck from an 'old' Edinburgh Mod.
Better than a curry or chicken shop any day which there is probally around 10 or more of local support british food Will be popping in today
We were the guests of Cooke's on Saturday. I had my first pie and mash ever whereas my Mrs enjoyed her umpteenth (she's an East End girl).
Considerably heavier than when we arrived, and happily so, we chatted to Mike and his staff before leaving (having thanked them). We then went and browsed in just a few of the many surrounding fabric
shops on Goldhawk Rd. We ended up buying a couple of meters of some very unusual fabric as the Mrs wants to make a(nother) 50s style dress. Come May 2012 the opportunity to while away a Saturday
afternoon like this will be gone if this development is allowed to go ahead.
According to Mike the council are not offering like for like to the businesses they want to flatten despite what their words suggesting otherwise. Personally I'm sick of redevelopments at the expense
of the local population and I sincerely hope this one doesn't happen: it doesn't add any real culture or personality to the area - something Cooke's has been doing for over 100 years. Good luck
Cooke's from Adam and Debra.
I've never written to a MP or the council in my life... Until I heard today of the ridiculous plans to remove Cookes.
It's actually criminal to think the council would even consider it, I for one will fight tooth and nail for it to remain open and already told Boris he can stick his vote if he doesn't support the
I'm a vegetarian who occasionally eats fish. Tried jellied eels once when I first came down here from up north 30 years ago - couldn't stand it. . .
BUT STILL, I'd support your right to be there. Every time I pass I'm pleased to see that such a strong part of London's tradition has survived this long against the council mildly rolling over to
have its belly tickled by retail developers' 'improvements' and the money they wave around.
How many more of London's independent traders and traditions (and that includes the fabric stores on that stretch too) are going to go under the cosh of this kind of greedy acquiescence? What's wrong
with the buildings? They are a part of our landscape, our heritage. Even though I don't eat jellied eels or pie and mash I'd hate to see this place and the buildings that house it go.
A piece of social and architectural history on Goldhawk Road - it's the kind of thing London can do best!
excellent pie and mash, best in the country, been coming here since i was a baby (thats many many many years ago)
Can't believe I've lived in West London all my life and only found this place a few years back. Wonderful food and friendly to boot. Good luck in taking on the council. Hopefully you'll still be
there in another hundred years.
I was very sorry to hear about the possibility of Cookes having close due to compulsory purchase. Do these people not understand the importnace of Pie & Mash shops, especialyy Cookes, after all
this is part of our London Heritage. Although I no longer live locally, again due to redevelopment of Notting Dale in the late 60's/early 70's. I look forward to any oportunity to vist Cookes and
normally have to take some back for friends & family, after all it's not like you can buy it on every street like Curries & Chicken shops. Just think of the future generations that may miss
out on this wonderful experience
Born in the bush and Cookes is ingrained in my memory from a young age. Haven't been in a while, plan to very soon and sincerely hope that you don't have to close down. LOVE pie & mash!
such a shame if you close. Fingers crossed you hold out.
I was born on the White City and love Shepherds Bush and, in particular, Cookes pie and mash. There is nothing in the world to equal it. Like a lot of people, I moved away from the area for work but
still come down as often as I can for pie and mash and to see the Rangers. My two children are grown now but appreciate how I hold the area dear to my heart. I can't say that they enjoy pie and mash
as much as me but they are appreciative of our roots. My mother is now in her eighties and can't travel, or she'd be down the Bush whenever she could. My sister also lives up here in Worcestershire
and she'd fight me for a pie and mash if there was only one between us :). The Bush is a great place and doesn't need any interference from people who only want to make money at the expense of
destroying a very important, culturally diverse part of London's heritage. Far from destroying it, it should be preserved and celebrated.
Best place in London!
My family have been coming here for generations and my 80-odd year old nan still makes the trip, on the bus, once a week for it! We were brought up on this, from this shop. It is a disgrace that the
council even think they could replace it. Don't give up Cookes! We all love it and I, for one have signed the petition and made a comment here
Lets not let our heritage and high streets become lost to city planners.
A. Cooke's is a piece of history in London. Don't let the Council shut it down.
I was born and bred in shepherds bush and remember A.cookes pie and mash shop, its the best ever! I have tried others but theres no comparison. although I do not live in london any more I try to
visit about every 6 weeks,I dont go anywhere else just for pie and mash then back home to surrey, its soooo worth the trip.
I had best pie and mash ever in Cookes today.
The tast ,service and the atmosphere in the shop, everything was lovely.
I just discover this place and I will be so disapoited if the shop got go.
I am sure there will be many new supporters as well as the regulars.
Found heaven was actually located in the Goldhawk Rd Saturday - went for celebration Pie and Mash meal with my family for my 60th. Alas when working for a short while in the area in 1980 I never got
round to visiting. Now with developers looming I have finally made the trip and will again, time permitting. What pleasure to eat wholesome REAL food and be served by genuine, friendly staff.
All power to your elbows "Cookes" - may you (and your neighbours) be victorious for future generations to sample your delights!! Many thanks to you all. Too much of our architectural and commercial
heritage has been lost for quick gain to developers. Time for it to stop.
Here's hoping you can beat the planners and keep a bit of real London alive !
Hello, just to advise that I have put my comments forward on the council's planning portal in support of Cooke's. I do hope that something can be done. My father, uncle and grandfather have all
frequented your establishment. Keeping everything crossed for a successful outcome.
Had pie and mash today for first time in twenty years! It tasted just the same as when I was a kid. Just great. I'm gonna make it a weekly treat (like when I was a kid) good luck with borris.
Originality & choice fast disappearing from High Streets, going concerns like Cookes Pie & Mash Shop should not be put out of business. The Government says it wants more small businesses
& self employment. Destroying this in the name of bigger enterprize is wrong, community is what's important & this provides for the community & wider.
very sad best of luck part of Britain,its our past and future
I have wonderful memories of being taken for pie n mash on a saturday afternoon with my good old nan. Still come in to get my takeaways now as my nan and grandad are unable to come in themselves as
they are in their 90's.
You can keep your rubbish pizza's and other takeaways give me proper British grub any day !
You have my full support and long may you reign !!
Been coming into this shop since I was very young and couldn't even reach the knives and spoons on the counter. Been a staple diet of mine for as long as I remember. And always have it when I come to
see QPR play so at least once a fortnight. And my sisters fella occasionally picks up a take away for us too
Cookes remains as popular as ever. It has huge historical and cultural value and is an integral part of the local heritage and community. For these reasons it must remain and its existence be
i have used this pie and mash shop for years and my parents before me , what a disgrace to pull down shops like this ..everyone knows this shop ,its name is well known and its food is second to none
.. why do we need a new parade when westfield is right on the corner it dont make sense
Just seen the Inside Out programme and so disgusted we've made our feelings known on the council website. I hope the Council see sense and drop the plans for redevelopment. We'll be up from Surrey
for pie and mash soon!
The best Pie & Mash in London, in the world! The best comfort food and we just love all the staff at the shop. Keep fighting!
So sickened to watch the Inside Out story tonight. I hope that with the exposure and support you and all the other shop owners receive, we will be able to save that precious piece of high street. I
used to go to your place as child, and would be sad to see it go.
Born and bred in the Bush. First taken there as a little 'un by my parents - then as an adult - then as a mum with my own little 'un. Hoping my son will continue the tradition ! It is comforting to
know that you have always been there and hopefully - always will be ! Three cheers for Cookes !! x
our support is with you.from all the Borderline Allstars sc.Theres a few of us coming down on the 7th july.Hope to see you then.
Just want to say a massive thank you for delivering pie n mash to my dad for his 80th birthday party in November. he talked about it nearly every day until he passed on the 27th jan when you
delivered more for my dad's get together after the funeral. food was loverly. thank you again
Oi! Council! Leave it out mate. Have a word with yourself! Anyone upstairs? Know what I mean? Sort it out mate. (Seriously though, I really would rather you left this Pie & Mash shop alone old
chap, people really care and I love the fact this was the pie & mash shop in the film Quadrophenia).
I have been a customer since I was a tot in late forties/early fifties. Even now,when I visit the Bush I make my way to the Pie & Mash Shop. Long may it reign. You have my support.
hope it all goes well
hope it all goes well
leave this shop and business alone, it is part of Britain,its our past and future being destroyed.
its bad enough with the Europeans doing there bit to ebb away our traditions.
Hello Cooke's P+M Shop. Wishing you all the best in your fight against the developers. I have been plastering the situation and the feature on tonight's 'Inside Out London' programme all over Face
Book asking for people to comment on the LBHF website.
Doug. White Knights Scooter Club.
Been eating cookes pie mash since I was a tot and I now treat my kids to it it is an institution and need to stay exactly where it is for many more generations to come
Fond memories of visiting the Market with my mum and then Eels for her and pie for me.
You are such a wonderful part of London's heritage.
Shepherd's Bush and pie 'n' mash are part of my memories of living in London. It's disgusting that they want to change our Old London - it should be left for future generations to enjoy.
I have left comments on the planning application to this effect. Good luck Cookes
there is none better than cookes pie n mash anywhere in the world please dont take it away it will break so many hearts x
My favourite food in the world.
Can't wait to come in when I get home for a visit
Please don't destroy what was a part of my youth.... if I lived in W11 now I would be at Cookes for my pie & mash ! memories are made of this !
Been eating at cookes since i was in infant school in hammersmith im now 35 years old.
keep up the fight!
My gramps used to take me to Cookes as a child and i love the fact i can take my daughter too... long may that continue, do not allow Cookes to close. I want the fifth and future generations of my
family to be able to sample the delights of a traditional pie and mash shop... it's a national treasure and should be protected.
Save Cookes Pie and Mash! I travel from Ealing to eat at Cookes. Places like this are what makes London unique. Lovely food, great tradition and it must be preserved for future generations!
Well I was there today having DOUBLE pie, mash & liquor and I'm a rocker!
Cookes mustn't close!
Support the petition.
Cookes and the nearby fabric shops are an essential part of both the history and current life of the Bush.Pie and Mash is an integral part of London's history, we are loosing too many of our
traditional institutions and the demise of Cookes would leave the area bereft of Pie and Mash. The borough cannot live by Westfields alone, such vandalism must not be allowed to go ahead!
Another vacuous, characterless development meant to make money for the fatcats and keep the tills ringing in the chainstores, all at the expense of an irreplaceable part of Shepherd's Bush. Don't let
the barbarians have their way - you've only got to go to Camden Lock Market to see what happens when you do...
We come up from the kent coast for pie, mash & eels.
Best pie & mash I've ever tasted. My family and I grew up on it.
i drive from buckinghamshire to the bush for cooks pie and mash my daughter drives from berkshire, worth the drive for the best pie and mash in the world. good luck all at cooks.
Fantastic yummmmmmy pies. Lov yr custard n apple pie too.
This is THE iconic pie and mash shop and part of the heritage of ALL Londoners, not just those of us privileged to live locally or from the Quadrophenia generation. Councillor Greenhalgh and his
colleagues want to rip the heart out of the borough. We can't let them!
Such a great shame that the Council are considering demolishing your shop. The country needs to save it's 20th century heritage before it vanishes and this is such a landmark for Who fans. Hope the
protest goes well and the Council amend their plans.
Don't let them destroy your shop. Places like Cookes are SO important. Best of luck with everything. I have everything crossed for you.
Don't rob the future generations of a wonderful tradition like Cookes can offer.
We need places like this to keep traditional English cuisine alive,
Cant believe the council is about to commit cultural terrorism! This is part of our culture, lets fight it! Be down on my Lambretta soon, we are the MODS!!
I've been visiting Cooke pie &mash shop since I was a child growing upi in East Acton some 50 years or more, and have also introduced my family, my wife & 3 sons who visit cookes every
Also my extended family father mother brothers & sisters have frequented this shop for many years , such a tradition must not be allowed to disappear ?
A day at Loftus Road not complete with out my P&M SAVE COOKES
Always go in for pie and mash with my dad when we go over and watch rangers,makes coming over from kent worthwhile regardless of when rangers let us down..save cookes please sign the guestbook
im always down your place picking up me goods from ya most weekends..i even get the mother and father-in-laws while im at it...it will be such a great shame to let yet another great British Nostalgia
go down the pan like so many others..Save Cookes
My family have been customers at Cookes for generations. It would be a travesty if it is taken away from the bush.
Cookes is a Great British institution! We can't let places like these go the way others have, SAVE COOKES PIE AND MASH SHOP!!!
This place should become listed. Generations of my family have been using Cookes for many, many years. I come from Hammersmith but have lived in kent for 21 years but even now, my 18 year old
daughter and 13 year son regularly visit Cookes as it has now become part of their lives. The council need to think again. Let's protect our landmarks not destroy them!!
Hope you stay open!!! Will be there in 3 weeks :)
An iconic part of West London/Bush which must be preserved. Been eating there nearly 30 years, even had cookes pies and liquor at my wedding party. Lbhf stop this nonsense of closing Cookes NOW
This must be stopped! Top Pie and mash
my family been going here since 1920's, please dont shut part of our tradition, Save Cookes
The Bush is all the Richer for having A.Cookes purveyor of Finest Pie & Mash,To loose it would be a tragedy....COYRS!!
They can't do this. Always the same dble pie and mash with liquer and plenty of vinegar. Remember once two of us going through a whole bottle of vinegar in one go. Now live in oz and cookes's is the
only food I miss. Somethings got to be done to save it. They love their meat pies over here but I took an Aussie mate there and he still reckons it's the best meat pie he's ever eaten
my first job was working astall on saturdays in shepherds bush market , used to go to ookes regular for lunch , lovely times and memories . we can not let the developers destroy this piece of west
london history . its time for action
Iconic land marks from cult movies should be treated as treasures, they bring visitors from all over the world
quality british tucker!
its just wrong for developers to just bulldoze a highly popular business that is such a popular landmark in the bush.its part of the community.when i think of the bush i think qpr,pie and mash,the
bush hotel (as it was) and the market.we must fight to keep this open and not to line the developers pockets.
To LBHF Our history and culture should be nurtured not destroyed. Also you're hurting some ones livelihood
Bloody well sad one of the very last historical business in W12 is being bullied to close... Well I'm prepare along with The Immediate SC & many other SC to hold a mass Scooter Rideout, In
protest... I visited the Shop many times as a kid & before QPR games.It was also the location of The Who's Cult film Quadrophia. LET NOT LET ANOTHER PIECE LONDON HISTORY DIE TO BE REPLACE WITH A
KEBEB SHOP, FLATS OR COSTA COFFEE
The best pie & mash shop in London only ever equalled by Cookes down at the cut which is now sadly closed, Aida Cooke was a lovely lady and the tradition she built should not be destroyed by
It's terrible news that the local council are trying to close Cookes Pie & Mash shop. A business highly respected by locals and a vital part of the community. I thought the Government wanted to
encourage small businesses not close them down. We can't keep losing London traditions! So few Pie & Mash shops left as it is. I don't get to visit as often as I used to but the fact that I
travel 20 miles for Cookes pie n mash is a tribute to how good the food is and the welcome. Please leave Cookes alone!
I have been a fan o pie&mash since I was a child,when my nan used to look after us, while my mum was working,every pension day we would go to the post office in Goldhawk Road and then to the
pie&mash shop, I loved tuesdays, now I dont live in london any more, but still come to the Bush for pie&mash when I can. It would be a shame if it closed, not only because of my memorys but
becuase of the tradition behind it.