The British Pie Association was formed in April 2017 when a group of like-minded pie eaters with over 200 years of combined pie eating experience and knowledge got together at the Commercial Hotel in Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, while out for the day indulging in the real ales available on the Real Ale Trail.  (Worth a trip if you like your real ales…. see http://www.realaletrail.net

On sampling the delights of the very very tasty pork pies on offer in the establishment along side a glass or two of delicious real ale we quickly came to the conclusion that there was something missing in our lives.  After much discussion and cogitating it became apparent that the “missing” was in fact an outlet for our views and sage words on the subject of pies and their abilities to fill the soul (and belly) of anyone partaking of the varied and wide range of cases and fillings these culinary masterpieces.  And so within the blinking of an eye, the British Pie Association was born.  We have no doubt that in  years to come a little blue plaque will be mounted outside the pub marking the birthplace of the association and as a recognition of it’s contribution to the heritage of our wonderful green and pleasant land.