Winner Winner Sussex Mud Pie Dinner


Congratulations to Christian Barrington, Mud’s Founder and Chief Pie Maker, who recently found fame on Channel 4’s ‘Aldi’s Next Big Thing’, which he won with his Chip Shop Chicken Curry Pie (also a Gold medal winner at this year’s British Pie Awards).  Now he’s back in the spotlight.

Artisan pie company MUD FOODS from Midhurst, has beaten stiff competition to get TWO Reserve Winners, for our flagship Steak and Ale Pie and brand new Black Forest Gateau Pie (that’s second only to Class Champion).

As well as many Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for our other pies, including our brand new luxury Steak and Tunworth Cheese Pie, a collaboration with our friends at Hampshire Cheese Company.

The British Pie Awards, now in its 16th year, attracts pie producers large and small from across the country.  This year almost 900 pies were entered into 24 classes – sweet and savoury.  A team of 140 judges was required for the monumental task of deciding on the winners, as competition was stiff.  Meat-based entries dominated the top four classes, with the most entrants in the Beef and Alcohol category, the one in which Mud was Reserve Winner!

Christian said, ”I’m delighted and very proud! Huge thanks to my incredible Mud team, whose unwavering dedication and tireless efforts consistently keep our standards at the highest level. Thus ensuring top-notch quality pies which spread happiness to our amazing, supportive customers.”

Mud prides itself on sourcing all our ingredients from trusted quality producers, as close to home as possible.  One of the unique things about Mud is that we make our pastry with butter, not margarine, and we give our pastry time to relax, using the natural method – not the fast way, with additives to bypass nature.  We think you can taste the difference.