A Nottingham restaurant is offering shoppers an unusual break during Black Friday – by offering Black Pie Day.

Pieminister, in Long Row West, is producing charcoal pastry versions of their classic steak and ale pie and vegan mushroom, tomato and red wine pie.

The event is also helping the homeless with all the proceeds going to the charity Shelter.

Steak and ale pie

Both pies went on the menu from 12noon today costing £5 each.

“the money raised will help us provide support to the families facing the grim prospect of homelessness this winter”
Andy Harris, director of fundraising at shelter

Andy Harris, from Shelter, is encouraging people to tuck in: “By buying one of these pies you can show your support for our fight against homelessness and bad housing.

“This is such a fun idea and a great way to spend your money on this Black Friday.”

Shops all over Nottingham have taken part in Black Friday this year, meaning the city will be packed with shoppers looking for the best deals.

Sarah says Pieminister have teamed up with Shelter to try to combat the consumerism around Black Friday. Yesterday, the charity revealed that over 300,000 people are homeless in the UK.