Ahead of British Pie Week 2021, Master Bakers at expert pie producers The Billington Group crunched the numbers (incredibly, π was no help here!) – and with a little insight from Google Trends they identified the greatest volume of pie-related searches from across the UK in the last 12 months.
So, which cities have their eyes on the pies? The results are in…
From across the borders, Edinburgh and Cardiff earned themselves a slice of the pie, making it into the top five with Plymouth and Bromley. The Northern cities dominated the second half of the leaderboard, rounded off by Manchester – home to the annual World Pie-Eating Championships – in tenth place.
British Pie Week encourages people to eat, cook and celebrate the ever-so-tasty pastry dishes for seven whole days.
“We celebrate pies all year round here at The Billington Group, but especially during British Pie Week! It’s really interesting for us to see how the nation embraces pies and hats off to Bristol for clinching the top spot!
“We hope everyone tucks into a pie or two this week, and that soon we’ll be able to see them back on pub menus around the country, once their doors reopen! ” – Will Dickinson, Head of Development at Billington Foodservice.
Whether a savoury pie, served with mash and peas floats your (gravy) boat; or you prefer to tuck into a sweet treat covered in custard – there’s a pie for any and every occasion – especially during British Pie Week!