Friday 11 March 2022

British Pie Week 2022 - Friday Pieday Update

With British Pie Week in full flow, here's an update on what's going on in the world of pies in the best week of the year!

Pierate Birmingham Pie Night

While last year was an obvious exception due to the UK Covid Lockdown, we always feel it would seem rude not to celebrate British Pie Week without going to a local pie shop with friends of the blog! Therefore Pierateer Rob organised a trip to The Botanist in central Birmingham on Monday evening, which was popular with his friends from badminton too. Pierateer Rob had a lamb and mint pie, which will be reviewed soon!

British Pie Awards Pierateer Rob
Pierateer Rob [left] at the British Pie Awards

British Pie Awards

A few years ago the British Pie Awards moved their awards to coincide with British Pie Week, and this year celebrate their 14th year! Last year it had to be postponed to September, but the show still went on. While we weren't there in person this year, a lot of the regular judges were out in force in Melton Mowbray this Wednesday - such as Katie @awaydaypiegirl and Life of Pies book author Martin Tarbuck @thelifeofpies - and we look forward to hearing the results later today.

Pierateer Rob even managed to be featured in the main photo of the BBC News article on the British Pie Awards, even though he wasn't there this year!

Pie-motions this Pie Week

As it's British Pie Week, a number of pie shops and pie companies are doing special pie-motions to give you even more reason to eat pie this week (as if you really needed it!) We'll share some of our favourites throughout the week but to give you a flavour:
  • Jones Pies Twitter account has been proving popular, as they are giving away a selection of their pork pies to someone who tags them on Twitter with who they would share their pies with. [Sharing pies???]
  • Vale of Mowbray Pies have gone rather quirky on their Twitter and asked people to tag who would HATE being sent a box of their pork pies. [Does such a person exist???]
  • Even mash company Mash Direct Twitter account are getting in on the British Pie Week com-pie-tition action, teaming up with Higgidy Pies to offer a pie and mash super hamper!!

If you’re a pie maker or pie seller and have any special promotions for British Pie Week, get in touch with us and we can celebrate your British Pie Week offers right here! Either send us an email to or tweet us @pierateers to let us promote your pie week plans!

British Pie Week Pierate
British Pie Week 2022 is from 7-13th March!


During British Pie Week 2014 we Pierateers consumed a quite incredible 55 pies and you can see the breakdown right here! There were so many highlights that we had to do a whole day-by-day account of it, including a Python pie, a day of just eating apple pie and Pierateer SJL eating 21 pies - one for every meal of British Pie Week.

In fact, Pierateer SJL didn't just eat a pie for every meal but he proved that you can eat pie and lose weight!!! Yes, we can hardly believe it either!

In 2015 we raised the bar even higher by consuming a whopping 71 pies between 2 Pierateers! This included a Pieathon (seeing how long we could just eat pies for) and Rob eating pie for 67% of his diet that week!

Tweet of the Day

Top marks to Pie Eater Kev, who has written this Pie Week poem:

So whatever you’re up to this British Pie Week, we hope you have pie and enjoy it! For more ideas, why not check out our #PiePledge video below?


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