Walkers Charnwood Bakery was awarded the Supreme Champion title for its pork, chicken and ham creation, at the British Pie Awards, held recently.

Produced for Waitrose, the pie was awarded first place in the cold savoury category, before also being crowned Supreme Champion.

Leicester-based Walkers Charnwood also won the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie category, with its pie for Tesco; the pork pie category, for its Large Pork Pie, made for Henry Walker; and the Presenter’s Choice award, for its Gala Slicing Pie, produced for Sainsbury’s.

St Mary’s Church in Melton Mowbray saw more than 700 products entered for judging, around 200 more than for the inaugural British Pie Awards last year.

Boghall Butchers, based in Bathgate, took home the award for the best fish pie, for its Cod with White Wine creation, as well as champion vegetarian pie for its Vegetarian Haggis Pie.

The top hot savoury pie was won by Devilish Desserts, with its Steak and Ale Pie; and the winner of the Steak and Kidney Pie category was Peter’s Food Service.

For further details, including a full list of the winners visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk.