Hungry House research reveals the nation’s favourite pie

Steak & ale is Britain’s favourite pie, according to online food-ordering platform Hungry House.

The research, based on Hungry House’s sales data and conducted to mark British Pie Week (6-12 March), revealed steak & ale was the top choice for 22% of Brits. Runners-up included steak and potato pie (17%) and cottage pie (15%).

Alice Mrongovius, CEO of Hungry House, said that with pie sales soaring over British Pie Week, the company wanted to celebrate by digging into the nation’s pie-eating habits.

“Whether you’re a fan of a traditional steak & ale or barmy for a pork pie, our research proves Britain [is keeping] its eyes on the pies.”

Further research revealed that people situated in cities such as London and Bristol ordered an average of 10 pies per year from Hungry House.

Sixty-five per cent of customers in London admitted to opting for sweet pies over savoury, higher than cities in the north, where only 12% choose sweet over savoury fillings.

Figures showed that the steak & potato pie remains the most popular throughout the north east, with 79% of customers from Newcastle claiming this as their favourite pie dish. Liverpool came close, with 73% preferring a steak & potato pie, while Birmingham preferred chicken & mushroom, at 56%.

Top 10 favourite pies                                                          

1) Steak & ale pie (22%)

2) Steak & potato pie (17%)

3) Cottage pie (15%)

4) Chicken & mushroom pie (13%)

5) Apple pie (10%)

6) Pork pie (9%)

7) Banoffee pie (7%)

8) Pie barm (4%)

9) Cornish pasty (2%)

10) Cheese & onion pie (1%)

Favourite pie by city

1) London - Banoffee (44%)

2) Newcastle - Steak & potato (79%)

3) Leeds - Steak & ale (53%)

4) Wigan - Pie barm (67%)

5) Liverpool - Steak & potato (73%)

6) Bristol - Apple (57%)

7) Glasgow - Pork pie (42%)

8) Birmingham - Chicken & mushroom (56%)

9) Manchester - Pork pie (71%)

10) Nottingham - Cottage pie (39%)

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