Voakes is crowned top of the pies

Voakes Pies, of Whixley Grange, Whixley, has been crowned Yorkshire's supreme pork pie champion at the 21st Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage, & Products Competition.

The business, run by Andrew and James Voakes, saw its first prize-winning large pork pie go on to be crowned Overall Supreme Champion pie at the contest, which is the fourth time Voakes Pies has netted Yorkshire's supreme pork pie title. The Whixley firm also landed a memorable double this year when its small pork pie was chosen as the Reserve Supreme Champion.

Voakes narrowly failed to make it a clean sweep of trophies in the pie section, when its pork, chicken and stuffing pie was runner-up in the Speciality Cold Eating Pie class.

The business has been competing in the contest since its inception in 1988, a year after Voakes first started making pies, using pork from pigs reared on its own farm.

The company supplies its products to butchers and farm shops across a wide area. Voakes Pies also won the Supreme Champion Sausage titles in both 2005 and 2006.

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