A Cornwall pasty maker has won big at this year's British Pie Awards.

This evening it was revealed that Proper Cornish wins best 'Pasty' in the UK at the British Pie Awards with its chicken bhaji pasty.

They outperformed more than 25 other delicious offerings in the same category, gaining the spotlight with this prestigious accolade.

This year's British Pie Awards, often referred to as the 'pie-onneering' awards, was exploding with mouth-watering choices spanning 24 different types of pies.

Besides offering time-tested favourites, the annual event also showcased an array of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free pies.

A new category, titled Fusion Pie, was introduced this year, putting a global spin on Britain's traditional enclosed pastry.

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Boasting a rich history of almost 35 years and a team of more than 220 individuals, Proper Cornish in Bodmin is known for serving a wide range of retailers, wholesalers, educational institutions, and specialty pasty shops.

Known for creating more than 66,000 pasties per day, the company offers a range of traditional favourites and other exciting flavour variations, all hand-crimped by their in-house team.

Matthew O'Callaghan, chairman of the Mowbray Pork Pie Association and host of the British Pie Awards, said: "This year's awards have been a wonderful celebration of the nation's love of pies.

"The atmosphere has been electric, and the creativity off the charts.

"On Wednesday, we sampled the phenomenal pie entries, and Proper Cornish triumphed over incredibly tough competition in the Pasty category.

"These awards shine a spotlight on the craft and ingenuity of pie-makers across the UK, and I'd like to extend my hearty congratulations to them as a deserving winner."

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The distinguished British Pie Awards convened a record panel of 147 judges, compiling an array of well-seasoned pie connoisseurs with extensive industry experience.

This year's panel boasted representatives from the revered Cordon Bleu cookery school, the deputy lord lieutenant, the royal chef, along with scores of chefs and pie aficionados.