Kent Baker Wins At National British Pie Awards

Local pie maker Goddard’s Pies Limited of Borough Green have received a Bronze Award for its Traditional Mince Beef Pie at the annual British Pie Awards which took place in Melton Mowbray.

The annual competition, organised and hosted by the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, received 619 pies produced by bakers and butchers from across the country. Pies were judges by celebrity chefs, pie experts and top food writers including Rachel Green, Tamasin Day Lewis and Charles Campion.

Kane Goddard, who received his award in the Hot Savoury Pie category, commented: “We know these Awards are the crème de la crème of British Pies and we are very pleased to get this recognition from the best food experts of the country and amongst the best pie makers. Our family business started in 1890 and this is a great achievement for our first year of entering the competition. We will continue to produce quality, hand made pies and we will be back in the competition next year”.

Chairman of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association, Matthew O’Callaghan, commented: “We are thrilled with the standard of pies that we have tasted. The Association organises these Awards to celebrate the heritage of the British Pie and it makes us very proud seeing the variety and quality of the pies presented. We hope this helps to encourage consumers to continue enjoying authentic regional produce.”

Goddard’s Pies is a family run business that first started in 1890. Today it still hand makes pies to traditional family recipes and techniques. For more details please visit

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