Ian Jalland, founder of Supreme Champion winner Brockleby’s Pies

Source: British Pie Awards

Ian Jalland, founder of Supreme Champion winner Brockleby’s Pies

A Steak, Ale & Stilton Pie from Leicestershire-based Brockleby’s Pies has been declared the Supreme Champion at the 2023 British Pie Awards.

The business had already beaten 60 other contenders to win the Hot-Eating Savoury Pie category with its Moo & Blue Pie before the product was given the top honour at the event.

Based in Melton Mowbray, which coincidentally is where the awards are held, Brockleby’s is owned by the Jalland family that has been farming in and around Melton Mowbray for over 500 years.

Originally a farm shop, the business produced its own pies and travelled the country selling them at farmers’ markets and food festivals, as well as at its own premises. The farm shop closed in 2012 to make way for a bigger bakery that enabled the business to make up to 10,000 pies a week. Brockleby’s now travels to around 2,500 events every year, selling pies, demonstrating how to make pies, and championing local produce.

British Pie Awards organisers said 2023 had been another strong year for entries, with stand-out products in other categories including a Marmite & cheese pie, a kebab pie and even a lasagne pie. See below for a full list of winners.

“We are always highly encouraged to see the nation’s love of pies at these annual awards, and this year there has been a huge level of excitement and creativity,” said Matthew O’Callaghan, chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association and host of the British Pie Awards

“We had the pleasure of enjoying some spectacular pies, and Brockleby’s Pies has overcome exceptionally stiff competition for not only the best Hot-Eating Savoury Pie but has triumphed over all entries and been crowned Supreme Champion.

“These awards celebrate the skill of British piemakers across the nation, so I’d like to say a particular congratulations to Brockleby’s Pies for this huge success.”

The Moo & Blue Pie takes over the title of Supreme Champion from Pieminister, which topped the competition in 2022 with its Gluten Free Mooless Pie.

British Pie Awards category winners

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Dickinson & Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie 440g Samworths Savoury Pastry
Pork Pie Leesons Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Leeson’s Butchers
Cold-Eating Savoury Pie Dickinson & Morris Kings Coronation Pie Samworths Savoury Pastry
Pasty Keema Pasty The Butcher and The Baker Ltd
Dessert Pie Traditional Bramley Apple Pie Boghall Butchers
Steak and Kidney Pie Antons Butchers Steak & Kidney Pie Anton’s Butchers
Beef & Any Flavour Pie Marston’s Steak and Malbec Pie Billington Foods
Beef & Ale Pie The Bell’s Steak and Guinness Pie The Bell Hotel & Pie Shop
Beef & Cheese Pie The Bell’s Steak and Stilton Pie The Bell Hotel & Pie Shop
Meat & Potato Pie Derbyshire Pie & Co - Manchester Meat & Potato Derbyshire Pie & Co LLP
Lamb Pie Minty Lamb Hotpot Pie The Butcher and The Baker Ltd
Chicken Pie Normandy Chicken with Apple Brandy Fine Piehouse
Chicken & Vegetable / Herb Pie Owen Taylor Chicken Leek and Stilton Pie Owen Taylor & Sons
Chicken With Other Meat Pie The Bell’s Chicken & Gammon Pie The Bell Hotel & Pie Shop
Speciality Meat & Game Pie Mud Foods’ Game Pie MUD Foods
Hot-Eating Savoury Pie Moo & Blue Pie Brockleby’s Pies
Fish Pie WeeCOOK Fishwife Pie WeeCOOK
Vegetarian Pie Turner’s Mushroom & Asparagus Pie Turner’s Pies Ltd
Vegan Pie Chunk of Devon Mushroom Cassoulet Pie Chunk of Devon
Pub Pie Phat Scottish Estate, Venison & Red Wine Pie Phat Pasty Co
Sports Pie Mad K Chicken and Mushroom Pie Mad K Ltd
Fish & Chip Shop Pie Steak & Scale Ale Pie The Cods Scallops
Free From Mud Foods’ Gluten Free Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie Mud Foods