UK pie maker Pieminister has secured funding for an expansion of its production facility in Bristol.

The company said in a today (10 September) that production of its pies will now remain at the site in Westbury on Trym where it will now look to expand production.

It is understood Pieminister had previously been looking at an alternative site in South Wales.

“We’re delighted to be able to stay in Bristol,” said co-founder and director Jon Simon. “We always wanted Pieminister HQ to stay here but it’s been a long and complex process to reach this outcome. Now that the premises are ours we can continue to grow, support and invest in the local economy and do what we do best – make good pies.”

Separately, the company has launched four additions to its pie range: the free ranger pie; the deerstalker pie; peahock pie; and fungi chicken pie.

The company has also given its existing range a recipe and packaging revamp. Its pie fillings have now increased and the pastry is thinner, the company said.