Who ate all the pies?

British Pie Awards

Morecambe Football Club swept the board at the British Pie Awards yesterday.

The Npower League Two team won the Supreme Champion award for its chicken, leek and ham pie at the event, which took place in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire – the home of the pork pie.

The club also scooped the accolade for the best football pie and the best pie made by a small producer.

The event, which was held at the historic St Mary’s Church in the market town, saw more than 600 products entered and was also featured on the ITV morning show Daybreak.

The competition, now in its third year, also saw an increase in entrants from small producers.

Meat Trades Journal was on hand to help with the judging of the hot savoury pie, with entrants including the usual steak and ale to the more exotic breakfast pies and bison pies.

Other judges included celebrity chef Rachel Green and food writers Xanthe Clay, Tamasin Day-Lewis and Charles Campion of the Evening Standard.

Other category winners were:

Class 1: Melton Mowbray Pork Pie
Champion: Mrs Kings Pies in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Class 2: Pork Pie
Champion: Walkers Charnwood Bakery in Leicester, Leicestershire

Class 3: Steak and Kidney Pie
Champion: Turners Catering Pies in Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Class 4: Savoury Pie - Hot
Champion: Leonardo’s Delicatessen in Ruthin, Denbighshire

Class 5: Savoury Pie - Cold
Champion: Chunk of Devon in Ottery St Mary, Devon

Class 6: Fish Pie
Champion: The Great North Pie Company in Stockport, Cheshire

Class 7: Vegetarian Pie
Champion: The Great North Pie Company in Stockport, Cheshire

Class 8: Cornish Pasty
Champion: Crantock Bakery in Newquay, Cornwall

Class 9: Other Pasty
Champion: Proper Cornish in Bodmin, Cornwall

Class 10 British Apple Pie
Champion: Bouvie Lodge Quality Foods in Nether Broughton, Leicestershire

Class 11: Other Dessert Pie
Champion: Kensey Foods in Launceston, Cornwall


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