Supper in a Hot Pie and Stewed Eel Saloon

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Year: 1938         Item #: 143         Views: 9,719         Comments: 2

Supper in a Hot Pie and Stewed Eel Saloon

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Distinguishing feature of the Lambeth Walk are the eel and pie saloons, where you can get hot soup, hot pies and parsley sauce, or stewed eels and mashed at a penny, twopence or threepence. Often the whole family is taken.
Source: Picture Post. December 31, 1938

2 user comment(s) below:-

Comments by P J Baron on 29th April 2019  

Strangely it reminds me of the chicken and Shweps eatery in Sofia

Comments by Alan on 6th February 2017  

Sadly those days seem long gone, pie, mash and liquor (parsley sauce for the un-initiated) or stewed or jellied ells was my favourite lunch instead of school dinners during the 1940's. All from a tiny Pie & Ell shop down Rathbone lane, Canning town, East London.