Foodies bid to create pub pie

A pub in Eastwood has offered foodies the chance to design a brand new pie dish for its menu.

The Sun Inn had more than 200 entrants for the competition, which saw aspiring pie-connoisseurs submit their culinary creations online including details of their perfect pastry, meat, vegetable and sauce combination.

Pam Darling, general manager at the Sun Inn, said: “We decided to mark the launch of our Best of British festival by launching a competition to find a new twist on one of Britain’s best dishes, the humble pie.

“We are hoping to find pies that are both creative and delicious in equal measure; whether it’s an old favourite, a personal speciality or a classic pie with a modern twist. We can’t wait to see what the Eastwood community come up with.”

The winner will be picked in June and the pie will feature on the pub’s specials menu in September.

The lucky winner will also bag themselves a £500 cash prize and the title of Greene King’s first official Great British ‘Pastriot’.

Two runners-up will each receive a £100 cash prize.

The Sun Inn, run by Greene King, is also offering Eastwood Macmillan nurses a free roast dinner every Sunday throughout May to thank them for their hard work.

Greene King has raised more than £2m in the last three years, and this is just one of a number of activities that the Sun Inn will be doing this year to support the charity.

May also marks International Nurses Day on Thursday May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, so is a special month for nurses around the world.

Pam said: “Macmillan nurses work tirelessly to support people with cancer, and their care makes such a difference in the local community. We’re proud to support Macmillan and want to reward them.

“We’re proud to support their hard work.”

To claim the meal, nurses and professionals simply need to present Macmillan identification when placing an order.