FANCY a wedding cake made from pork pies?

How about a personalised pie for a special occasion?

Shane Neild has been making mouth-watering pies at To Pie For in Fearnhead for the past four-and-a-half years.

The filled pastry delights have won countless industry awards so what’s the secret to success?

Here, in our latest Food and Drink feature, Shane Neild talks everything pies.

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Theres something for all tastes and appetites at To Pie For

There's something for all tastes and appetites at To Pie For

What’s the name of the business?


What’s the address?

88 Station Road North,




When did you open the business?


Are you local to the area? Did you grow up here?

Yes, I’m local to Warrington. I grew up in Padgate and went to Padgate High School but now live in Fearnhead.

To Pie For opened on Station Road North in Fearnhead in 2019

To Pie For opened on Station Road North in Fearnhead in 2019

Tell me a bit about your business

To Pie For is a 13 times Melton Mowbray Pie Awards winner. We’re an artisan bakery where everything is made from scratch each day.


The artisan bakery and delicatessen bringing people back together

What do you do? What services do you provide?

We make and sell small and large pies to take away. We have hot pie and mash meals and deli sandwiches - Reubin, club and BBQ pulled pork. We make pork pie wedding cakes as well as personalised pie cakes and we sell our large pies on artisan markets all over the north west. We usually sell out in under two hours - 450 pies in two hours!

Why did you decide to open your own business?

I’m a chef by trade and have a passion for good food.

A personalised pie

A personalised pie

What’s your business background?

I’m a trained chef.


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How did the Covid-19 pandemic affect your business?

We opened our first shop in Fearnhead just 10 days before Covid-19 hit. We stayed open as a preorder take away service and business was good.

What makes your business different to others in the same area/field? What sets your business apart from your competitors?

To Pie For is a multiple award winning business. Everything that we sell on site is made from scratch. We always use quality ingredients and our reviews as well as the constant queues out the door speak for themselves. When we go to artisan markets we sell out quickly and can have queues of 40 people waiting to buy a pie.

A bespoke wedding cake made of pies

A bespoke wedding cake made of pies

Why do loyal customers return to your business?

They know they’re getting a quality product and fantastic service.

What’s next? What do the next few months hold for you and your business?

It’s a secret but we do have some exciting things lined up!