From The beginning

Our story began in 1942 with Alfred Gough, a young butcher’s shop apprentice who set out to create Australia’s tastiest pie. Alfred perfected his handcrafted pastries, which soon became famous amongst Hobart locals for their juicy meat filling and unique rectangular shape, known as ‘National Pies’.

A Tasmanian Classic

Before long, National Pies became a Tasmanian icon, available in almost every corner store, school canteen, sporting club and service station.

National Pies go National!

Word got out, and in 2021 we began sharing our pies with Australians beyond the Apple Isle. Today, National Pies are truly national, enjoyed by pie lovers in every capital city across the country. You’ll find National Pies at Australia’s favourite retailers, including Woolworths, Costco and Coles.

Australian Made & Owned Since 1942

A lot has changed in 80 years; our business has grown, but our values remain the same. Tasmanian Bakeries continues to be a proudly Australian owned, family run business, passed down to Alfred Gough’s grandson, Rob Gough.

Proper Australian Pies

We’re still obsessed with creating Australia’s best-tasting pies. Our National Pies and National Pastries continue to be baked fresh daily in Hobart using proper Australian ingredients, like 100% grass fed Australian beef, free-range Tasmanian chicken and fresh country vegetables. It’s all wrapped up in 128 layers of our crispy, house-made puff pastry.

Nourishing, hearty, good for the soul.