A North East gastropub has taken on industry giants to scoop three coveted awards at the British Pie awards.

The Woodmans Arms in Whickham, Gateshead, which competed in Melton Mowbray, returned home with three coveted awards.

This is the sixth consecutive year the North East gastro pub has received accolades at the British Pie Awards.The Northern Echo: British Pie Awards 2024 The Woodmans Arms Gateshead

Their gammon, leek and potato pie won silver in the highly competitive 'pub pie' class, - coming second to one of the largest pie producers in the country - and bronze in the meat and potato pie category.

Their best-selling steak, leek and Guinness pie was also awarded bronze in the beef and vegetable class.

This was the 16th year of the British Pie Awards, which saw more than 900 entries from across the country.

The Woodmans Arms competed against professional bakers, butchers, fellow pubs and other pie makers who were judged by a team of 140 judges.The Northern Echo: The British Pie Awards

The contest comprises 24 different classes or types of pie including traditional favourites, newcomers such as vegan and gluten free pies and this year a new 'fusion pie' class.

David Whitehead, Director of DWC Enterprises which also runs The Jolly Fisherman in Craster, said “I’m incredibly proud of our team at The Woodmans Arms.

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"Our small family-run pub has gone toe to toe with some of the biggest names in the catering industry and come away with three fantastic accolades which are testament to the hard work and effort they continue to put in.”

Currently featured on The Woodman's Arms' mains menu is its home-made steak, leek and Guinness pie, which comes served with chips or mash, mushy peas and gravy for £17.50.

They also rotate their other award-winning pastry creations on their seasonal specials menu.