Pieminister, the pie shop operator, is planning to expand its offer into universities.

According to M&C Report’s sister title British Baker, the company has installed a unit at Exeter University which has been “absolutely flying”, equating to a £400,000-a-year business.

It is also in talks with other universities, including Bath, Cardiff and Birmingham, to implement a similar model. Co-owner Tristan Hogg said: “This really opens up a whole new world for us.”

Hogg said there is also a plan to roll out a further 28 units with pub company Enterprise Inns, which owns all the pubs that currently house the its in-pub offer.

Hogg told British Baker the company plans to have 100 of these pie pubs within the next two to three years

The company currently operates 10 standalone sites across the UK, with negotiations currently under way for another “in the north”; a deal is set to be finalised in December.

A Pieminister pie shop has also just soft-launched in the Nellie Dean pub in Soho, central London.