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"Just wanted to drop you a quick line for your website to say thank you for a fab pork pie! It was ordered for my partner's birthday so I had it personalised, and he was absolutely delighted with it - the best present he received, I think! And it was also delicious!
The order and delivery process was very smooth, so thanks again."

Julie Carter

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Wilsons Pie Shops

Wilsons Butchers, named "England's Best Butchers" November 2005, are noted for their Champion Pork Pies. They have won countless numbers of awards and reached the top of their trade when they three times won the Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Competition between 1999 and 2007.

They also won the coveted Old Pork Pie Appreciation Society Annual competition in 2005. Due to the success of this side of the business, Wilsons have now opened two dedicated pie shops in Morley and Armley as well as still selling pies at the Crossgates shop.

Of course, they could not have gained these accolades without their loyal, hardworking and experienced members of staff. They have a successful training scheme to ensure that the entire team has a thorough knowledge of the latest developments in our trade - and that they enjoy what they do.

All Wilsons pies and pasties are made from only the best locally sourced produce, and are made daily at their Crossgates Shop and their new production bakery in Garforth.

As well as pork pies, Wilsons also produce a mouthwatering range of other pies and pasties, including scones and apple pies. Their home made puff pastry is delicious, which is one of the reasons that their Sausage Rolls and Steak Bakes are so popular.

Wilsons believe that the only way to sell pies is straight from the oven, this is why each shop bakes their own pies to give you that famous straight from the oven taste. You might even have to wait for some coming out of the oven, but, it will definitely be worth it!

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Wilsons Pies Awards

Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Champions 2006 - 2007

To win this coveted award for the third time was the icing on the cake for us. This consistency reassured us that our recipe is a proven winner, a Champion.

To win amongst such strong competition, judged by the who's who of past and present pie maker/butchers is a privilege. We know we can trade as champion pie makers, because it has been proven.

Old Pork Pie Appreciation Society Annual Winners 2005

The Old Pork Pie Appreciation Society is run by Pork Pie fanatics and every year, besides their regular monthly Pork Pie tasting sessions, they organize a charity event.

This is Based around a Pork Pie competition open to all comers and as well as being judged by the members a celebrity is usually invited. The event is sponsored by Timothy Taylors Brewery and is always well attended. When presenting the award, the Mayor of Halifax noted how consistent we have been when she stated that we were consistent finishers in the top four places over many years.

Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Champions 2002 - 2003

Winning this great competition, the world cup for pie makers, for the second time made us realize that our recipe and consistency was becoming a great asset to the business.

The TV, Radio and newspaper publicity we received had an immediate impact on sales and our bakery had to take on another member of staff.

Yorkshire Small Pork Pie Champions 1999 - 2000

The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie and Sausage Competition is held annually at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford and is open to all Pie makers.

It is held on a Sunday so even busy butchers can get products there for the Judges to taste. It is the pinnacle of pie competitions, being the biggest and best in the middle Yorkshire, the pork pie capital of the world.

We could not believe it when our name was called out for winners, and little was we to know that this was only the beginning of our success in the world of Pork Pie Competitions.

The win had an immediate effect on trade due to the publicity we received. We realized then what winning could do for our business.

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