A DELICIOUS pork pie that looks as good as it tastes is going down well at an Emley Moor farm shop.

Tony Haigh, butcher at Thorncliffe Farm Shop in Westfield Lane, came up with a new twist on the popular pork and black pudding pie.

Traditionally, the black pudding goes on top of the pork meat but Tony decided to do things a little differently.

“We have only just started making our own pork pies and I thought I could improve on what others are doing,” said Tony.

“I love pork and black pudding pies but I thought if we put a thin layer of black pudding on the bottom and another on the top it would taste much better.

“We made it and cut it in two and everyone said it looked great. It certainly tastes as good as it looks too.”

The pie scooped top spot at the Great Yorkshire Pie Competition in Bradford recently winning best pork pie.

That was followed up at the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society’s English Winter Fair with a silver award in the pork and black pudding pie category.

Butcher David Plane went to the show near Stafford and came back with a clutch of awards.

There were gold awards for traditional pork pie, pork and leek sausage and dry cured bacon. A pork and cranberry pork pie won a silver award.

Tony said: “Winning these awards is good for business but we also want to win for our own personal satisfaction”.