Game Pies

British Pie AwardsDo you love a good Pie? 

TFinal Beeaste of Game as sponsors of the Speciality Meat Pie section of the British Pie Awards were delighted that Mud Foods from Midhurst in Sussex were the class winners with their Game Pie.

Mud Foods is owned by Christian Barrington and his wife Toni and is quite a small concern delivering pies to pub and hotels as well as the general public at local markets. Details about Mud Foods and their pies can be found here

Starting in a small unit in Chichester they moved to Midhurst about  5 years ago and now produce over 5,000 pies a week.


IMG_5425In Highly commended position was Plenty Pastry from Nailsworth in Gloucester with their venison pie. Plenty Pies is owned byMarc and Kate Birch details of their pies can be found here They have developed over 150 pie recipes

The other Highly Commended by went to Mad about pies from Longhope in Gloucestershire with their Game pie. Crafted in their 17th Century country inn and also manufactured in their Pie Factory in the Forest of Dean they can be also sampled at the Award Winning Farmers Boy Inn. More details of Mad about pies here.

The overall class was a huge success with over 50 entries from crocodile to black pudding and goat.

British Pie Awards winnersOther winners were celebrated and four pies were awarded gold which included Nice Pie from Leicestershire with their delicious rabbit and Madeira pie, find out more here and The Bell Hotel Winslow with their Venison pie. Find their website here.

Annette Cole Taste of Game Manager ‘We were delighted to see the number of game pie entered and to see a game pie win. Adding value to game is something we are encouraging as it gives people more choice when eating game. We will be asking everyone to enter their speciality meat pies next year as all pies have a chance of winning and the publicity is great for the business and for game’

A total of 16 pies won Silver awards including game pies, wild duck, wild boar, crocodile, venison and goat and 15 won bronze awards

Details of the winner can be downloaded here. Find a great pie in your area.

The British Pie Awards Full Winners List 2016

If you are a manufacturer of pies we would strongly encourage you to enter the British Pie Awards, it is a great showcase for your business. Details can be found at