Walkers Charnwood Bakery walked away from Melton Mowbray with an armful of accolades, including Supreme Champion, at the British Pie Awards on Wednesday.

The Leicester-based firm was crowned winner of the cold savoury category for its Pork, Chicken and Ham Pie, produced for Waitrose, which also won the Supreme Champion title.

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 a total of 713 products entered for judging – a 40% increase on the inaugural British Pie Awards last year.

Bathgate-based Boghall Butchers 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 a full list of the winners visit www.britishpieawards.co.uk.