'Game of Thrones' Actor Who Plays 'Hot Pie' Started a Real, Themed Bakery

Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 6:28PM
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Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 6:28PM
'Game of Thrones' Actor Who Plays 'Hot Pie' Started a Real, Themed Bakery
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Game of Thrones isn't a good show to watch over dinner, especially any scenes where Samwell Tarly is being helpful around the Citadel. But if you're a fan of Hot Pie's baked direwolf-shaped bread, you might be in luck (if you're in the UK) since "Hot Pie" just opened a real-life bakery.

Actor Ben Hawkey, who plays the supporting character Hot Pie in Game of Thrones, recently reappeared in the most recent episode, "Stormborn"; after disappearing for several seasons after his old character arc finished (former bully bound for the Night's Watch becomes friends with Arya, and they escape together), he ran into Arya at an inn where he now works as a baker. The last time they saw each other, Hot Pie gave her a loaf of bread shaped like a direwolf in one of the show's most heartwarming, weirdest scenes.

Hawkey now owns a Game of Thrones-themed bakery, aptly named You Know Nothing Jon Dough. In a partnership with the UK-based delivery website Deliveroo, You Know Nothing Jon Dough specializes in direwolf-shaped loaves of bread:



The only item on the menu is the Direwolf Loaf, a tiny bread dog made from "wholewheat cornbread with orange zest" that sells for a pound each. Currently only residents of the UK can order them, and there's been such a huge demand from hungry fans that they're unavailable at the time of this writing.

There also don't appear to be any plans to deliver direwolves to America or continental Europe, perhaps because the bakery exists mostly to bring that "Jon Dough" pun into the world, which is a noble cause but not worth the effort to expand business. 

It's also not the first time a Game of Thrones actor used their Westerosi popularity to start a real life business, as anybody who danced at Hodor actor Kristain Nairn's Rave of Thrones can tell you. HBO seems to be mostly cool with their actors using the show's brand in this way, likely because they've all been hilarious so far. 



The next episode of Game of Thrones, "The Queen's Justice," premieres July 30, 2017 on HBO.

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