Great British Pie of the Year
The Three Crowns made it to final of the Great British Pie of the Year with a beef, mushroom and Guinness offering, made with locally sourced ingredients. It is the first time landlord Michael Duffy has entered the competition but he is not at all surprised by the pie’s success. He said: “Customer’s encouraged us to do it, the pie is our biggest selling main course. “We offer several different pies here but the steak, mushroom and Guinness version goes down well with everyone. “We just can’t take it off the menu because it is so popular.”
The competition wass part of Great British Pie week which ran throughout the first week in March, the final on March 1was won by a pub in Cardiff with their Chicken, Asparagus, Potato & Cheese Pie.
Three Crowns Sophie Harper said: “Our pie definitely deserved to be in the final. “We always get people asking for it. I’ve been here two years and it has always been our most popular pie. “It’s a big stage for our little pie but I know it can do well, it just runs straight out of the kitchen and onto people’s plates.”
The winner of the coveted prize received £500 but more importantly, boasting rights to the beefy title of best pie in the country.
Michael added: “It is about getting people excited about good quality, home cooked food with local ingredients. “The only day we don’t serve this pie is on Christmas day so people are always welcome to come down and give it a try.”