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Press Release   •   Jun 19, 2013 16:54 BST

The search for 'England’s Best Steak Pie 2013' is nearly over! Following a final round of judging, the two category winners in EBLEX’s hotly contested competition have now been chosen.

Turner’s Pies, an independent pie shop from Bognor Regis in West Sussex was declared winner of the Retail category with its ‘Steak & Stilton Pie’, while Dunkleys, a manufacturer from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, won the Foodservice category with its ‘Ashdale Blade of Beef and Malbec Pie’.

Both companies will now have to wait until the Meat Management Awards on 2 July to find out which pie has been declared ‘England’s Best Steak Pie 2013’. The pie with the highest score overall will win the coveted title.

Hugh Judd, EBLEX foodservice project manager, said: “The entries we received in this year’s Steak Pie competition were fantastic but the winning pies from Turner’s Pies and Dunkleys really stood out and we congratulate both category winners on their success.

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and I am very much looking forward to announcing the Overall Winner at the Meat Management Awards next month.”

The finalists in the Foodservice category were:



Devilish Desserts

Steak & Stilton Pie


Pulled Beef Suet

Ashdale Blade of Beef and Malbec Pie

Steak & Ale Pie

British Steak & Ale Pie

Hall & Woodhouse

Steak & Tanglefoot Pie

Owen Taylor & Sons

12” Steak & Ale Pie

Tom’s Pies

Steak & Ale Pie

The finalists in the Retail category were:



C. Lidgate

Lidgates Beef Bourguignon Pie

Greens of Pangbourne

Steak and Stilton Pie

Hayman’s Butchers

Steak Pie

Higginsons of Grange

Steak, Ale and Stilton Pie

Jon Thorner’s Ltd

Steak & Red Wine Pie

Measures Butchers

Traditional Steak & Kidney Pie

Nelsons Butchers

Steak Pie


Shamrock Pie

Moo Pie

Pioneer Foodservice

Large Steak Pie

Proper Pies Ltd

Bistro Steak & Ale Pie

Steve Crowe & Son Butchers

Crowe’s Homemade Family Steak Pie


Aberdeen Angus ‘Trinity’ Steak Pie

Turner’s Pies

Turner’s Steak & Stilton Pie

Turner’s Steak & Kidney Pie


For further information please contact Claire Bradley at HD Communications Limited.

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EBLEX is the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England and is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

It exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector. Its aims are:

  • To help the beef and sheep meat supply chain become more efficient
  • To add value to the beef and sheep meat industry.  

The EBLEX Trade Marketing team supports businesses throughout the retail and foodservice supply chains for beef and lamb. From abattoirs and processors to wholesalers, independent and multiple retailers and foodservice operators, we work with businesses to improve their operational effectiveness and assist with beef and lamb product development, marketing and promotion. Visit our website. Twitter. Facebook.

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