Dunkleys, Morecambe FC and Walkers star at 2012 Pie Awards

Written on May 2, 2012

The 2012 Supreme Champion of the British Pie Awards is Dunkleys of Wellingborough, Northants, with its Chicken, Ham, Mushroom, Buttered Leeks & Suet Pastry Pie.

Best Melton Mowbray Pork Pie went to Walker & Son of Leicester.

Special Small Producer Award was bagged by Morecambe Football Club, last year’s Supreme Champion.

As usual, the British Pie Awards, organised by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association and held on April 25 in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, was a great occasion that this year attracted over 900 entries (up 300 year on year). Next year, the organisers expect to smash the 1000 mark.

Judges included Telegraph food writer Xanthe Clay, The Evening Standard’s Charles Campion, Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew, and TV chefs Phil Vickery and Rachel Green.

Click here for a full list of results.

St Mary’s Church vicar Rev Kevin Ashby blesses the pies pre-judging!

Jonathan Agnew (right) was judging the Melton Mowbray pork pies

Melton pork pies aplenty

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association chairman Matthew O’Callaghan is interviewed by BBC East Midlands Today

Won by Dunkleys of Wellingborough

A typical judging scene from the day

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.