An East Lancashire chippy has bagged another four awards at a recent ceremony celebrating all things pies.

The Cottage by Haddocks, in Rawtenstall, was handed a silver award for their beef and blue pie, and three bronze awards for their black sheep, four cheese and three onion, and beef brisket, mince and red chilli pies at last week's British Pie Awards.

Earlier this year, the chippy became the only fish and chip shop in the whole of the county to make it into the top 50 Best Takeaways of 2021, after it was crowned a winner in 2021's Fry Awards, organised by fish and chip trade publication, Fry Magazine.

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The most recent awards saw 813 pies entered across 23 classes with more than 40 pie makers competing for top honours at the most prestigious ceremony of the year for Britain’s pie enthusiasts.

The Melton Mowbray event, usually held in British pie week, was delayed due to the pandemic, with pie makers waiting until September to submit their entries.

Chris Haddock, who runs the Bacup Road chippy, said: "The awards this year showed the consistency of what we do right across the pie range and you are going up against the best of the best.

"We missed out on top honours this year and we are still pushing for the elusive gold award, but I think that’s a big plus for our customers because we are always looking to improve on what we do."

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Following last year's silver award for their steak pie, The Cottage saw every entry gain recognition this year, at what continues to be a toughly fought affair in the magnificent surroundings of the St. Mary’s church in Melton Mowbray.

The top-ranked fish and chip shop offered up a selection right across the range with three pies from their classic range and a view of their specials with the black sheep - a lamb pie made with BBQ rubbed lamb leg, roasted lamb mince and a coffee and soy gravy with chutney and capers in a suet crust.

With a simple menu of classic British fish and chips fried in beef dripping, accompanied by corned beef fritters, and battered Bury black pudding, the shop aims to provide the very best of Lancashire foods.

And Chris says they’ll be back for the awards in March next year when the team from The Cottage will have something a little different in their pie range.

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