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Wetherby butcher wins Best Yorkshire Pie competition at Tockwith Show

Wetherby butcher wins Best Yorkshire Pie competition at Tockwith Show

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 4:27pm 13th August 2018. (Updated at 4:34pm 13th August 2018)

A butcher from Wetherby has beaten off stiff competition to win the first ever Best of Yorkshire Pie Competition at Tockwith Show.

The competition saw pie-makers combine regional flavours in a bid to achieve the perfect Yorkshire pie.

Kevin Wilson of Appleton's Butchers in Wetherby won by impressing the judges with his pork pie topped with mushy peas – and has already put the recipe into production and on sale in his four shops.

Pork pie topped with mushy peas

Show vice-chairman Allan Robinson, who presented the trophy to Mr Wilson, said: 

"I came up with the idea of a Yorkshire pie competition for this year because it's such an iconic symbol of our region.

"We had seven entries from shops and butchers across the area, so I'm pleased it proved a hit. I know the judges had their work cut out deciding which was the best, but having tasted Kevin's entry I'm sure they made the right choice!"

The trophy and rosette have now gone on display in Appleton's Wetherby shop window and are already proving a talking point among customers keen to sample the award-winning Best of Yorkshire pie.

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