EVERYONE has their favourite pie.

Whether it's pork pies, meat pies or cheese and onion pies or even apple pie, cherry pie or lemon meringue pie, there's something to suit all tastebuds inside a pastry case.

Today is National Pie Day – a whole day dedicated to pies!

It’s the perfect mid-winter treat to warm the hearts and taste buds of pie lovers.

As British people - and northerners - we love a good pie and as a nation we consume more than £1billion worth of the tasty treats every year.

With endless choices about how to enjoy a pie - hot or cold, sweet or savoury, short crust, filo or puffed pastry - it's no easy task to pick a favourite.

Last year we crowned Tomlin's as Best for Pies 2023 after readers voted on a shortlist of eight perfect pie places in Warrington.

Here are eight places in the town where you can pick up a pie to mark British Pie Week:

Tomlins Bakery

Tomlin's Bakery

Tomlin's Bakery, Synge Street, Orford

Nominations said this is “the best bakery ever” with one customer saying she’s been buying their pies for more than 50 years.

The traditional pies and recipes are still a big part of the business but new flavours like kiwi mince, cheese pie and chunky steak and gravy have made their way onto the menu.

They took the Best for Pies crown!

For more details go to facebook.com/TomlinsBakery

To Pie For

To Pie For

To Pie For, Station Road North, Fearnhead

This three-year-old pie shop has already scooped several national pie awards and they have new fillings each week.

One recommendation said: “There’s only one winner here – To Pie For offers something different to your conventional pies and pastries.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063579068598



Currall’s, Thelwall Lane, Latchford

These pies are “awesome” and described as the “best in Warrington”.

One reviewer said that “no other pies compare”.

For more details go to facebook.com/currallsbakery

A Ward and Son

A Ward and Son

A Ward, London Road, Stockton Heath

There were several nominations for this family-run business.

One said: “They have a homemade taste that’s rich in flavour - just delicious.”

Another said: “Their pork pies are next level!”

For more details ring 01925 264852.

The Pork Pie and Pickle Company

The Pork Pie and Pickle Company

The Pork Pie and Pickle Company, Payne Close, Great Sankey

These are “amazing homemade pork pies” with several different toppings and flavours.

There’s the Great Sankey pie and lamb samosa pies to tempt your tastebuds.

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057448001246

Sextons Bakery

Sextons Bakery

Sextons Bakery on Honiton Way, Penketh and Eagle Brow, Lymm

This business was established more than fifty years ago and has been keeping customers satisfied ever since with pork pies, meat and potato pies and steak and kidney pies.

For more details go to facebook.com/SextonsBakery

Austins Food Emporium

Austin's Food Emporium

Austin’s Food Emporium, Whitchurch Close, Warrington

The cheese and onion pie gets top billing in the recommendations for Austin’s Food Emporium.

Who fancies one for lunch?

For more details go to facebook.com/austinsfoodemporium

The Church Green

The Church Green

The Church Green, Higher Lane, Lymm

These “stunning pies” are “without doubt the best around” and you can choose to eat them in the pub restaurant or take them home for tea.

For more details go to facebook.com/TheChurchGreen