Greenhalgh’s Bakery has teamed up with Bolton’s largest-capacity brewery to create a new savoury pie.

The craft bakery firm, based in Lostock, has developed a new steak and ale pie using Dunscar Bridge Brewery’s newest dark ale, created by head brewer Doug Baxendale.

The recipe for the new pie was developed by Greenhalgh’s research and development manager David Edwards, and will be promoted for the first time at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival during the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend. The steak and Dunscar ale pie will be baked at Greenhalgh’s Bolton town centre retail outlet.

David Smart, production director at Greenhalgh’s, said: “The steak and ale pie is a great British classic, so when the team at Dunscar mentioned they were brewing a new dark ale, it seemed the perfect time to create a special Bolton version of it.

“We’ve adapted our traditional recipe to bring out and complement the flavours of the beer. Working with the brewery to craft this new recipe has been a brilliant experience – we’ve had no shortage of willing volunteers to conduct taste tests. We are excited to see what the public thinks when the pie gets its first tasting at the Bolton Food and Drink Festival.”

Pat Kitchen, managing director at Dunscar Bridge Brewery, said: “It’s great to have two local companies that are both passionate about quality and have collaborated to create this wonderful steak and Dunscar Ale pie.

“Greenhalgh’s is known throughout Bolton and the north west as a quality craft bakery with a reputation built up over more than 50 years, and we are a brewery that is developing a reputation for brewing a range of high-quality cask beers.”