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Award-winning pies prove popular on Bury St Edmunds pub’s first night

Carol Phillips and Sally Lewis of The Pie Kitchen after being awarded supreme champion by British Pie Awards last year

Carol Phillips and Sally Lewis of The Pie Kitchen after being awarded supreme champion by British Pie Awards last year

The first Bury St Edmunds pub to sell The Pie Kitchen’s award-winning savoury pies sold out completely on its first night and has already increased its order.

The Pie Kitchen, the brainchild of Sally Lewis and Carol Phillips, won the prestigious title of supreme champion in the 2013 British Pie Awards.

They usually only sell to farmers’ markets but last Friday, after making a special request, Oakes Barn, in St Andrew’s Street South, began selling their ‘supreme champion’ - chicken, Chantaney carrot and bacon - and their steak and ale pie.

Both went down a treat with customers and soon sold out.

“They’re scrummy, absolutely delicious. I’m tempted to eat them all myself but just see the profits going down,” joked Susan Wilde, joint director of Oakes Barn.

Miss Phillips, who is supplying the pub with pies made in her Bury kitchen, said she suspected the pub would do ‘really well’ because people often asked where they could buy the pies.

 

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