A popular 110-year-old Pie and Mash shop in Deptford that has served as the backdrop for TV shows is set to close next year.

Manze's Pie and Mash in Deptford is set to close in 2025 after owner George Mascall, 64, his retirement on a post on the business' website.

In a statement George wrote that, despite rumours, the business would not be closing “by the end of the week”, and that the shop would remain open until his retirement in 2025.

George told Southwark News that he wouldn’t be “getting the bunting out” but added he’d “had enough of making pies”.

“I’m looking forward to retiring I’m not gonna lie about that.” he said.

The family-run business of over 100 years was originally founded by the late Michael Manze, who passed away in 2022 before being taken over by daughter Sheila Mascall up until her passing at 91-years-old.

The business is currently run by Michael’s grandson George.

In the 1930s, the family ran thirteen pie and mash shops across London, including Peckham, and are still run by relatives of George to this day.

Located on Deptford High Street, the Grade II listed building has served as a recognisable feature of the high street since 1914 with its deep green exterior.

The shop was initially founded sometime between 1890 and 1914 before being taken over by Michael, who moved to London from Italy.

The business serves traditional pie and mash and has earned a 4.4-star rating on Google and a 5-star hygiene rating.

The business has also served as filming locations for an episode of BBC1 comedy show Back to Life and in Only Fools and Horses spin-off Rock and Chips.

George told Southwark News that he’d “miss some customers” but was “looking forward to retirement”.

He added that March 2025 would mark 45 years in pie-making, marking the “end of an era” for diners who ate there.

Former diner Deborah Davies, 67, told the News Shopper: “I can’t believe it, I’m so gutted it’s been there so many years and it’s been a part of our heritage.

“I was brought up on Manze's Pie and Mash and grew up eating it.

“It’s the end of an era for me, a big one at that.”

News Shopper: Diners William Davies and Deborah Davies at Manze's Pie and MashDiners William Davies and Deborah Davies at Manze's Pie and Mash (Image: Deborah Davies)