Could you ‘pie-oneer’ a new dish for Spalding pub?

Shannon Ashby with a beef and ale pie
Shannon Ashby with a beef and ale pie
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A local pub is offering Spalding foodies the chance to design a brand new pie dish to be featured on a specials menu later this year.

The Pied Calf on Sheepmarket, which is owned by Greene King, is calling for aspiring pie-connoisseurs to submit their culinary creations online including details of their perfect pastry, meat, vegetable and sauce combination.

The overall winner will 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.

Laura Elwes, general manager at the Pied Calf, 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 Spalding community come up with.”

Participants can enter their pie designs on the Pied Calf Facebook page, until the end of the month.