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%)