In a case of real life imitating art, a Game of Thrones actor whose character is dubbed 'Hot Pie' in the show for his baking talents, has opened a bakery in London. 

Ben Hawkey opened the aptly named ‘You Know Nothing John Dough’ pop-up in London this month, operating it via Deliveroo.

The new service will mean Game of Thrones fans will be able to order their very own loaf based on the iconic Direwolf bread Hot Pie baked for Arya Stark on the show.

The actor recently reprised his role in the hit show and it seems he’s now keen to turn his hand to something other than acting.

You Know Nothing John Dough

Ben with some of his creations. Picture: Deliveroo

Improving on the show’s recipe, the ‘John Dough’ loaves are described as “a delicious whole wheat cornbread with orange zest, best served slightly warm with soft butter”.

The 21-year-old actor and baker said: “Hot Pie’s Direwolf loaves are a favourite for Game of Thrones fans and people are always asking me for the secret of my recipe.

“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.”

A spokesperson from Deliveroo said: ‘It’s brilliant that we have been able to help Ben realise his dream of opening a real-world bakery, bringing a classic piece of on-screen cuisine to the real world.

“At Deliveroo we want to make good on our promise to widen access to the world’s best food, whether it’s from ours or from Westeros. Just search “You Know Nothing John Dough” in the app’

The new loaves from the pop-up bakery will be available via delivery service Deliveroo and will be priced at £1.00 each.

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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