Wellingborough pie makers scoop four gold awards on the road to national finals

A selection of pies which were entered in the contest

A selection of pies which were entered in the contest

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Wellingborough could be announced as the home of ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ after local company Dunkleys won gold awards for four of its pies in a national competition.

Over 100 pies were entered into the indusry body EBLEX competition by retailers, caterers and manufacturers but only 23 pies received gold awards securing a place in the final.

Dunkleys won Gold awards for the following pies:

Pulled Beef Suet

Ashdale Blade of Beef and Malbec Pie

Steak and Ale Pie

British Steak and Ale Pie

All four pies will now be judged against the other gold award winning pies on Thursday, June 6, where a winner will be determined in each category. Both category winners will then be invited to attend the prestigious Meat Management Awards in Birmingham on July 2, where the pie with the highest score overall will be announced as England’s Best Steak Pie 2013.

Hugh Judd, EBLEX foodservice project manager, said: “With over 100 entries in this year’s Steak Pie Competition the judging was incredibly tough but I am delighted that not one, but four of Dunkleys’ pies received gold awards and made it through to the final round of the competition.

“With 18 companies competing for the title of ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ the final is certainly going to be exciting! We wish Dunkleys the very best of luck and look forward to announcing the category winners in due course.”