WHICH is the tastiest and most delicious pie?

It’s time to reveal the shortlist in our search for Mid Cheshire’s best pies but which one deserves to take the title?

After launching our new Best of 2024 competition in the Northwich and Winsford Guardian and Knutsford Guardian just last month, we wanted to know where to buy the best pies – sweet or savoury.

In our first Best of 2024 category we were looking at the best hair salons, barbers and independent stylists in the area.

This week, pies were the focus and after receiving dozens on nominations over the weekend we have shortlisted a top 10, who will battle it out to be named the best in Mid Cheshire.

But now we need your help to choose an overall Best for Pies winner from our top 10.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best for Pies shortlists post on our Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich, and Knutsford Facebook and X (Twitter) pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Northwich and Winsford Guardian or Knutsford Guardian (May 5 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each entry submitted. For full terms and conditions go to Newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions)

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Sunday, May 5 and we will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best of appeal on our social media pages on Friday.


Ka Pie

Ka Pie

Ka Pie, Holmes Chapel

One nomination mentioned the numerous flavour offerings at Ka Pie and said they are “so tasty”.

Another said: “These are the best pies around, with a twist on the classics.”

Ka Pie took last year's title - can they make it a double?

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083205578782

JD Cafe

JD Cafe

JD’s Café, Winnington Avenue, Winnington

The pies are made fresh every day and the steak pies are popular with customers.

One nomination said: “These are the best pies I’ve ever had.”

For more details go to facebook.com/groups/1620261168277005

Bulls Head

Bull's Head

The Bull’s Head, London Road, Davenham

One happy customer said: “We can vouch for how tasty these pies are – they’re fantastic!”

Another said: “They’re amazing!”

For more details go to facebook.com/bullsheadpubdavenham

Georges Butchers

George's Butchers

George’s Butchers, Northwich Road, Weaverham

Serving top quality pork pies, George’s Butchers is worth travelling for with one reviewer on their Facebook page saying they buy meat and potato pies to take back to Glasgow when they’re passing.

For more details go to facebook.com/Georgesbutchersweaverham

Webb and Sons

Webb and Sons

Webb and Sons, Witton Street, Northwich

The pork pies at this family butchers received several recommendations with one customer saying they taste even better when heated up – that’s if you can wait that long before taking a bite on the way home!

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100054457751343

Birtwisles Butchers

Birtwisles Butchers

Birtwisles Butchers, Witton Street, Northwich

Customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to pies from Birtwisles.

There’s meat and potato, steak and kidney, and hotpot as well as steak and onion, minty lamb, and pork and apple pies.

For more details go to facebook.com/Birtwislesbutcher



Foodcraft, High Street, Winsford

Recommendations said this was “100 per cent” the best pie.

One nomination said the fruit pies as well as the savoury pies are beautiful.

For more details go to instagram.com/foodcraft.winsford

Vale Royal Abbey Arms

Vale Royal Abbey Arms

Vale Royal Abbey Arms, Chester Road, Northwich

The cheese pie gets a big thumbs up from hungry customers.

They even have a special pie and pint offer for £14.95 every Tuesday.

For more details go to facebook.com/VRoyalAbbeyArms

Antrobus Arms

Antrobus Arms

Antrobus Arms, Warrington Road, Antrobus

The tasty pies at Antrobus Arms are hand raised, pressed and crimped every day before being packed full of delicious ingredients.

Customers simply say “they’re might meaty!”

For more details go to facebook.com/TheAntrobus

Broads Bakery

Broad's Bakery

Broad’s Bakery, Unit 4, Lewin Street, Middlewich

One Facebook reviewer said: “What a fantastic little bakery.

“We ate the chicken pie as we were driving home – delicious.

“Meat and potato pie will be next!”

For more details go to facebook.com/broadsbakery