Award-winning pub pie is among the best in the country - The Evesham Observer

Award-winning pub pie is among the best in the country

Evesham Editorial 15th Apr, 2019   0

A NATIONAL Trust pub in Bretforton tasted success after its steak and ale pie was named a prize winner in the pub pie category of the 2019 British Pie Awards.

The Fleece Inn at Bretforton scooped a silver prize at the awards, held in Melton Mowbray last week. They cover the entire United Kingdom and since 2009 have been celebrating British pies in all their varieties.

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” and the pub pie category specified that entries were “a pie commercially sold in pubs – to be eaten and judged hot”.

Fleece Inn landlord Nigel Smith said: “The pie is one of the icons of British cuisine and millions of them are eaten hot or cold by Brits every year. In our class, entry was open to pubs and/or their suppliers whose entering pie is commercially sold at their pubs.

“The pie entries may be any shape and can weigh up to 600 grams. We entered our steak and ale pie because everyone who tastes it absolutely loves it and we think it’s a winner – now it is official!”

British Pie Week aims to celebrate the heritage of the British Pie, protect and promote regional specialities, to recognise the craft of bakers, butchers and other producers and to support British produce.

The Fleece Inn’s silver award-winning steak and ale pie is available on the food and drink menu at the National Trust pub all week including Pie and a Pint night on Wednesdays.

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