Fans in the U.K. got to eat Hot Pie's baked goods IRL
Game of Thrones fans based in the U.K. had an added treat ahead of last Sunday’s episode: Ben Hawkey, the actor behind the best baker in Westeros, Hot Pie, partnered with the U.K.-based food delivery service Deliveroo to open up his own shop.
Called — wait for it — You Know Nothing John Dough, the real-world e-bakery took inspiration from Hot Pie’s wolf-shaped bread in selling Direwolf loaves for £1. The treats were made from whole wheat bread with orange zest.
“Hot Pie’s Direwolf loaves are a favorite for Game of Thrones fans, and people are always asking me for the secret of my recipe,” Hawkey said (via High Snobiety). “I can’t share that, but Deliveroo customers will have the chance to try them themselves. You don’t even need to take a dangerous walk down the King’s Road to visit, it comes to you.”
Sadly, there was no physical location for the shop, and since the opening was timed to the premiere of Game of Thrones season 7, the window for orders has already closed. But, as fans of George R.R. Martin know all too well, “what is dead may never die.” Perhaps this will lead to more Hot Pie goodies.
Spoiler warning for anyone who hasn’t seen the second episode of the new season, but Hawkey made a surprise return as Hot Pie when Arya stopped for a snack on her trek up north. “It was a really big shock. I wasn’t expecting to be coming back at all,” the actor told EW. He called his moment “a perfect little Hot Pie scene.”
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