PIE SPECIALISTS from Bognor Regis have confirmed their place among the food industry’s upper crust.
Turners Pies had one of its special savoury treats crowned Class Champion in this year’s British Pie Awards.
The Highland Top Rump & Dark Ale Pie won the sports pie class at the championships.
Matthew O’Callaghan, the awards’ chairman, said: “The calibre of entries this year was outstanding.
“The recipe innovation across the board was remarkable, reinventing the British classic with an innovative variety of filling combinations, spices and sauces.
“The entrants really demonstrated what the future of the great British pie looks like – and Turners’ pie was a well deserved winner. Well done!”
The family-run pie maker, based in Hawthorn Road, from Bognor Regis, took the title based on a range of criteria such as appearance, texture and taste.
The company – which also has shops in Chichester and Rustington – received two highly commended awards for its Highland Top Rump & Kidney Pie and its Pink Salmon, Cod & Potato Pie to complete its latest successes in a series of accolades in recent years.
The awards took place in Melton Mowbray and saw a record number of 154 producers from across the country enter nearly 900 pies to be assessed by more than 100 judges.