Celebrating the British Pie

The Pie is one of the icons of British cuisine and probably one of Britain’s most important contribution to international cuisine. Savoury or sweet, hot or cold, the British eat millions of them every year worth over £1billion in total.

These Awards are a national celebration of British Pies in all their varieties and they 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’.

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Cost of entry 2024 (same as 2022):

Cost per entry per class: £48 (including VAT).

For a small producer it is £30 (including VAT)    To qualify as a Small Producer, you must tick the box on the online entry form that confirms you employ no more than 5 Pie makers, who are directly involved just in the making of Pies so delivery drivers, etc are excluded).

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


There will be a Champion in each of the classes who will receive a trophy and certificate. The Champion from each category will compete for the title of Supreme Champion.

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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