Chatburn pork pie named the best by radio DJ

Luke Hayton and Anne Ingham hold up some of the pies featured on Chris Evans' BBC Radio Two Breakfast Show this week as part of National Pie Week at Roy Porter Butchers, Chatburn.
Luke Hayton and Anne Ingham hold up some of the pies featured on Chris Evans' BBC Radio Two Breakfast Show this week as part of National Pie Week at Roy Porter Butchers, Chatburn.

BBC Radio Two presenter Chris Evans named a pork pie from an award-winning Chatburn butcher as one of the best he has tasted.

On this morning's Chris Evans' Breakfast Show, the charismatic DJ praised the pork pie from Roy Porter Butchers.

The Radio Two DJ has been celebrating the best of the country's pies all week as part of a feature on National Pie Week and pie makers have been sending in pies for him to taste.

The new owner of Roy Porter Butchers Anne Ingham and her team sent some pork pies into Chris Evans earlier this week and were over the moon, when, on this morning's show, their pie was chosen as the best pork pie.

As part of the coverage this week, weather presenter Carol Kirkwood also tasted one of the Roy Porter Butcher's pork pies and her reaction was played back to listeners.

The business, which is based on Bridge Road, was taken over by 42-year-old Anne, and her husband Jack (46) in October after butcher Roy Porter decided to retire in October last year after 53 years.

Mother-of-two Anne did work experience for Roy when she was 14 years old and became a full-time employee at the age of 16.

"I listened to the show this morning and I was well suited that our pie got chosen as the best pork pie," said Anne.

Roy Porter Butchers produce more than 2,000 pies a week, baked in their tiny on-site bake house, as well as a selection of great meats including rare breed meat.

"We've got the whole package," added Anne. "I've put lots of effort into the shop over the years and it's a great business to be in."