Our aim is that wherever you are in Lancashire you should never be more than 30 minutes from a LPPAS recommended pie shop. To help you find your nearest shop we are proud to announce our interactive Pork Pie Finder. The Pork Pie Finder lists all our recommended shops and will provide directions from your current location. Just click the link below to find your nearest shop. Happy Eating!
Updated April 16, 2018
One of the aims of the LPPAS is to celebrate the best pork pies that Lancashire has to offer. Over the coming year we aim to identify and celebrate as many pie makers as the county has to offer. We are sure that there are many pie shops around the county that we are so far unaware of and can’t wait to discover these. In the meantime though, we do have our favourites. Below is our current Pork Pie Directory listing 24 shops around the county, that in our opinion at least, sell excellent pork pies. We wholeheartedly recommend that you try these shops for yourselves and let us know if you agree. If your favourite shop isn’t included please let us know.
Town Name Post Code Website
1 Barrowford Beechs BB9 6EW http://www.beechs.co.uk
2 Blackburn Market Dales BB1 5AF http://www.dalesbutchers.co.uk
3 Bolton Fraser’s BL3 2EH http://www.frasersfoods.co.uk
4 Burnley Heys BB10 4DE http://heysfamilybutchers.co.uk
5 Bury Seddond Farm Butchers BL8 2JR https://en-gb.facebook.com/seddensfarmbutchers/
6 Chatburn Roy Porter Butchers BB7 4AW http://www.royporterbutchers.com
7 Clayton-le-Moors Hodders Butchers BB5 5PG https://en-gb.facebook.com/hodderbutchers/
8 Cleveleys Grimes Butchers FY5 1 AG https://www.facebook.com/grimesbutchers/
9 Colne Ingham & Son BB8 7PQ https://inghamsbutchers.co.uk
10 Earby Pitts BB18
11 Grange Higginsons LA11 6AB http://www.higginsonsofgrange.co.uk
12 Haslingden DT Law BB4 5BQ https://www.lancashirebutchers.com
13 Higham Roaming Roosters BB12 9ER https://www.roamingroosters.co.uk/farm-shop
14 Horwich Greeleys Winter Hey Lane https://en-gb.facebook.com/J-Greeley-High-Class-Butchers-500573603334518/
15 Poulton Le Fylde The Pork Shop FY6 7AP https://www.facebook.com/theporkshoppoulton/
16 Rawtenstall M Harrisons BB4 7QN http://www.mharrisonbutcher.co.uk
17 Nelson Nicholson’s Butchers BB9 9BQ http://www.nicholsons-butchers.co.uk
18 Norden Wildbloods OL12 7SL http://wildbloods.co.uk
19 Ramsbottom Walmsleys BL0 9AD http://walmsleysbutchers.co.uk
20 St Annes Giglis Pies FY8 1UZ http://www.giglis.co.uk
21 St Annes Kevin Barry FY8 5E http://www.quality-pies.co.uk
22 Urmston Howarths M41 5DP http://www.pjhowarthbutcher.com
23 Walshaw Trotters BL8 1 NX https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrotterButchersBury/about/
24 Warrington A Ward & Son WA4 6SG
For directions to any of these shops use our:
No sooner have the awards for 2017 been completed than the search for the best pork pie of 2018 has begun. As usual the net has been cast far and wide across the county. Five pies in total have been tested so far and from these two have stood out and lead the table for 2018:
27 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, BL6 7AD
This is our top rated pie so far. Greeley’s beautiful pies scored very highly in each category. Although it’s hard to compare with last year’s scores due to a modified scoring system the overall score of 85% sets a standard that will be hard to beat.
Greeley’s pies were sampled by a total of 25 hungry testers. The scores of 85, 84, 83 & 82% across the four categories point to a perfectly balanced score and this pie will take some beating this year. Comments for our tasters on this pie included ‘delightful pie’, ‘a perfect combination of well-seasoned pork, crispy pastry and juicy jelly’
Roaming Roosters (81%)
Barrowford Road, Higham, BB12 9ER
Roaming Roosters is located in the village of Higham, north of Burnley. These pies are the second stand out pie of the year so far. The score of 87% for the pastry is the highest category total this year. The pork achieved an excellent 85% also, the mixed scores for the jelly was the factor that just pulled the overall score down. Here the quality of the jelly wasn’t in question, but in some pies the quantity was, as the jelly failed to reach all of the gaps. Nevertheless this is an excellent pie the comment of one of our tasters provides the perfect summary ‘A very tasty pie, with well seasoned pork and crisp pastry. The jelly tasted good but not enough of it!’
The inaugural LPPAS Awards night will be the culmination of our year-long search to find the best pork pies in Lancashire. Our 5 top-rated pie-makers of 2017 will be presented with certificates in recognition of their outstanding produce. They will also go head to head in a public tasting to determine our overall champion. Due to limited capacity, entry will be by ticket only. Tickets are £10 with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. On the night you will be able to sample all of the pies and help us to find the champion. We guarantee that top class pies will be on offer. Musical entertainment will be provided by Andy Stones once the champion has been crowned.
The pies have now been ordered for the next meeting of the LPPAS will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 6th November at The Black Bull. This time the pies will be from Atherton and East Lancashire with promise of a third mystery pie. The last meeting saw a new leader and Monday promises to be another excellent night for pie lovers.