The rules and entry details have been announced for the Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off:

Rules and Entry Details

The event is open to all in Lancashire. The proceeds raised by the event will be given to MacMillan Cancer Support and so we encourage as many people as possible to enter. The rules are designed to reflect this.

Entry Fee
There is a £5 entry fee for all entrants. This is payable on the day.

While it will be possible to enter on the day, for planning purposes, it is strongly recommended that all competitors register their entry in advance. This can be done in person at The Black Bull or via Email at All that is required to register is name and contact details.

The Pies
In order to encourage as many entries as possible there are few strict rules that competitors must adhere to. For judging purposes entrants must supply a minimum of 4 individual pies or 1 large pie that is divisible into at least 4 portions.

 Submission on the Day
Judging will commence at 8pm. To facilitate this Pies must be brought to The Black Bull between 5:00 and 7:30 pm on the day. (Suggest pies are delivered/stored in the side room until 8:00?)

On receipt, pies will be  allocated their own individual ID. The judging will then be ‘blind’ such that judges will have no knowledge of the provenance of the pies Judging will commence at 8pm. Entrants can take no part in the judging process. The judging panel is currently being assembled from a combination of local pie experts and ‘celebrities’.

There main award will be given to the best home made pork pie in Lancashire. The winner will receive  a trophy and a prize donated by the brewery. Further awards  will be made for best pastry; best pork and best jelly.

Public Participation
Pies not consumed in the judging process will be made available for purchase on the night at a provisional fee of £2 per pie. Proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Download Pie Off Rules