Peterborough pub wants “pie-deas” for a new menu offering - and you could win £500

The Crab and Winkle, Werrington
The Crab and Winkle, Werrington

How pastry-otic are Peterborough’s pie connoisseurs, that’s what one Werrington pub wants to know?

The Crab & Winkle, at Loxley, Werrington, is offering foodies the chance to design a brand new pie dish to be featured on a specials menu later this year.

The recently refurbished pub, owned by Greene King, is calling for aspiring pie-connoisseurs to submit their culinary creations online including details of their perfect pastry, meat, vegetable and sauce combination.

The overall winner will bag themselves a £500 cash prize and the title of Greene King’s first official Great British ‘Pastriot’. Two runners up will each receive a £100 cash prize.

Charlotte Johnson, general manager at the Crab & Winkle, said: “We decided to mark the launch of our Best of British festival by launching a competition to find a new twist on one of Britain’s best dishes, the humble pie.

“We are hoping to find pies that are both creative and delicious in equal measure; whether it’s an old favourite, a personal speciality or a classic pie with a modern twist. We can’t wait to see what the Peterborough community come up with.”

Participants can enter their pie designs on the Crab & Winkle Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crab-Winkle/495438213811784, unril April 22.

The pub’s Best of British festival runs until the end of April.