British Pie Awards – March 7th 2018

It’s All About the Pie

The Pie is one of the icons of British cuisine. Savoury or sweet, hot or cold, the British eat millions of them every year.

These Awards are a national celebration of British Pies in all their varieties and have been running since 2009.

The Awards are held in Melton Mowbray, the Rural Capital of Food, and hosted by the 
Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association

For the purposes of the Awards a pie is defined as the following: ‘A Pie is deemed to be a filling wholly encased in pastry and baked’.

Our Mission

“The British Pie Awards is a celebration of the British Pie, recognising the craft and skills of those that produce them whilst promoting British produce and our regional specialities”

Aims of the award:
To celebrate the heritage of the British Pie
To protect and promote regional specialities
To recognise the craft of bakers, butchers and other producers
To support British produce

Awards:

There will be a Champion in each of the classes. The Champion from each category will compete for the title of Supreme Champion.

The British Pie Awards have become an institution for pastry-connoisseurs country-wide. Our annual event sees hundreds of pie-makers gather for a celebration and competition of this British culinary favourite. Held each year in Melton Mowbray, we are lucky enough to have a selection of the most knowledgeable figures in the industry on-hand presiding over the day’s proceedings.

10th Anniversary

This is the 10th Anniversary of the Awards after they were founded in 2009.  Since then we have judged well over 7,000 pies. During that time the quality and range of pies submitted has increased significantly, a tribute to the craft and skills of the British Pie Maker.

Visit our Winners page for a list of 2017 award-winners, and check out our Gallery page for a selection of photos from the event.

Preparations are underway today (Wednesday 9 March) for the eighth annual British Pie Awards held in Melton Mowbray Church. Deputy head judge Hugh Weeks (right) and one of the event organisers Stephen Hallam (left) inspect the entries for this year’s speciality class: ‘A pie fit for the Queen’s 90th Birthday’. Over 800 pies will be judged today by over 100 judges with results announced on Friday 11th March. Contact Wild Card PR on 01872 243 560 / BPA@wildcard.co.uk for more images or information.

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