Poxons Pork Pie- Runner up with Great British Chef`s
Runner-up: Poxons Butchers Classic Pork Pie (455g, £3.95, poxonsbutchers.co.uk)
While a few on our tasting panel found this award-winning pie a little too salty, the majority were big fans of the meat, which actually tasted of roast pork instead of just having a generic meatiness. That`s probably because it`s made by Poxons Butchers (a Q Guild member, placing them amongst the best butchers in the world), another Wolverhampton-based business that proves while Melton Mowbray might be the spiritual home of the pork pie, the West Midlands clearly has a fondness for them, too. The pastry was thinner and less firm than others on the table, but this wasn`t a bad thing, just a different approach to the art of pork pie production.