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A. Cooke's Pie and Mash shop closes: Your reactions

We've scoured social media to pull together your reactions to the closure of A. Cooke's Pie and Mash shop in Shepherd's Bush

A Cooke's Pie and Mash shop owner Mike Boughton

Hundreds of people queued outside A. Cooke's Pie and Mash shop in Shepherd's Bush over the weekend as staff served up for the final time.

And since the much-loved family business closed its doors on Saturday (July 25) there has been an outpouring of disappointment and upset online.

Customers and locals share their memories of the shop - founded in 1899 and based in Goldhawk Road since 1934 - and described it as "the best pie and mash around".

The shop, run by 63-year-old Mike Broughton, is a popular stop for QPR fans on their way to or from a game at Loftus Road and was also featured in The Who's Quadrophenia.

Mr Broughton now hopes to relocate and, a petition set up by Rangers fans to all Cooke's to open at Loftus Road has received more than 1,200 signatures.

Loyal customers queue for a final last meal at A. Cooke's Pie and Mash shop (Photo: Peter Trott)(Image: Peter Trott)

We've scoured social media to pull together your reaction and memories of the historic and famous shop:

Jim McCluskey: "Sad news Raymond. A piece of Pistols history disappearing but at least we dined in there."

Rosaleen Sullivan: "Bye Cookes pie and mash, I have been eating there for 60 years, best pie and mash around."

Aisha Hayter: "I miss my old pie and mash, where to go now? So sad x"

Yvonne Dunmore: "This place will be sadly missed by so many. I know there may be other pie shops but this is Cooke's Pie and Mash shop. Sad, sad, day!"

Denise Shand: "Totally gutted..."

Shanna Sanderson: "Best pie and mash I've ever had."

Daniel J Bracken: "Saturday was a grim day..."

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