The pizza made famous during 'Slicegate' will soon be available at The Beagle

The worst kept secret in M21 is now out in the open - Nell’s Pizza will be available from The Beagle, Chorlton from Friday 4th December. 

It was *supposed* to be a lovely surprise for regulars when The Beagle reopened (thanks for that Boris) but instead, they’ve initiated Plan B and Nell’s (now genuinely famous after national media coverage over 'Slicegate') NY style pies will be available for takeaway only, with dining in happening as soon as it’s allowed.

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Jonny Heyes and Nell's Pizza (The name is derived from the initials of his kids’ names: Lenny, Nell and Edith)

Looking Stateside for inspiration, owner Jonny Heyes (Common/Port Street Beer House/Indy Man Beer Con/The Pilcrow) spent the last 18 months researching, trialling and developing the concept and product, sampling the best slices that NYC has to offer. 

Now slinging pizza from both Common’s kitchen and The Beagle, Nell’s is all about the best dough and the best ingredients, treated with care and attention. Using 100% British organic flour from Shipton Mill, the dough is slow-fermented over 36 hours to allow for the perfect combination of strength for folding and lightness for enjoyment. Local cheese is sourced from the Crafty Cheeseman, while British meat comes from Littlewoods Butchers and charcuterie from London based supplier Cobble Lane Cured.  

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Exclusive to The Beagle will be new ice cream sandwiches

Nell’s prides itself on following an environmentally-friendly model - not only using local and responsible British suppliers, but also using less power, less meat and creating less waste, while constantly looking for other ways in which the day-to-day operation can be gentler on the planet. 

If you want the massive 22in pizzas delivered to your door (provided that your door is in Chorlton, Old Trafford, Didsbury or Stretford, Tuesday - Sunday 5-8pm) you can place your order on, by calling 0161 881 8596 (orders can be placed up to two hours prior and slots are limited.) Alternatively, customers are welcome to collect them in person. 

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Go large or go home (where they'll deliver to)

You’ll find top sellers such as the ‘Do You ‘Roni, Honey’ the ‘Vegan Deluxe’Cacio e Pepe’ and the classic ‘Original Cheese’ - and you can even go half and half, or order a whole one each… 

If you like, you can also wash it down with a booze bundle which includes cans from the elusive Deya Brewing, Manchester’s TRACK (and much more), along with natural wines and canned cocktails.

If you can’t face a whole slab, giant slices are available for walk-ups and takeaway along with pints in milk cartons and - exclusively for Chorlton - brand new Nell’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. 

You can also order 14in Pizzas, garlic breads and booze via Deliveroo or Click & Collect on the Common & Co app.(Tuesday - Friday 4pm - 9pmSaturday-Sunday -12 - 9pm.)

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