January 24, 2021

Double Yorkshire success at British Pie Awards

Two Yorkshire companies triumphed at the 12th British Pie Awards. Leeds-based Yorkshire Pie Bakery won the Steak & Onion category, while Castleford’s The Butcher & The Baker Ltd was Highly Commended in the Yorkshire Slicing Pie category.

The world-renowned awards, which take place annually in the rural capital of food Melton Mowbray, saw close to 900 pies entered by a whopping 160 professional bakers, butchers and chefs from around the country. The awards marked the grand crescendo of British Pie Week, celebrated 2nd-8th March 2020, with a Top Rump Steak & Stilton Pie being crowned Supreme Champion as the best British pie of 2020.

There were 23 classes in this year’s British Pie awards. To qualify for entry, there are only a few simple rules that must be adhered to: all pies must consist of a filling totally encased in pastry and baked. All entries must be commercially available in the UK.

Photography Credit: Martin Elliot