Crantock’s pasties triumph at British Pie Awards

It’s been a great year for the Cornish pasty so far and an even better one for Crantock Bakery who were yesterday crowned maker of the best Cornish pasty in the British Pie Awards.

For over 25 years Crantock’s has been lovingly making hand-crimped traditional Cornish pasties at their bakery near Newquay.

At the British Pie Awards the exceptional flavour was recognised by the A-list of judges including food writers Xanthe Clay and Charles Campion, celebrity chef and food campaigner Rachel Green, and author Tamasin Day-Lewis.

Nick Ringer, Managing Director of Crantock Bakery said: “We are all delighted to have won this award. It is particularly gratifying to win in the year that PGI status was awarded to the Cornish Pasty. We really were up against the best authentic pasties made in Cornwall and the fact that ours won shows we genuinely do make the best Cornish Pasties in the UK.”

Nick continues: “The Cornish pasty is probably Britain’s oldest hand held fast food and is steeped in heritage. Many people all over the country remember their first taste of it, here on holiday in Cornwall. Our delicious traditional Cornish pasty sold nationwide enables these people to recapture that special holiday moment.”

Started in the village of Crantock on the north Cornish coast, Crantock Bakery has grown into a multi-million pound business producing a wide range of different pasties, with sweet as well as savoury fillings.

Voted the British Bakery Manufacturer of the Year in 2008, Crantock’s continually expanding product range also includes hand-raised pork pies, sausage rolls, fruit turnovers and scones. The company is highly adept at developing bespoke products for their customers, who range from independent bakers to foodservice suppliers and supermarkets throughout the UK and Europe.

Crantock Bakery  is an award-winning manufacturer of Cornish pasties and bake-off products. Founded in 1981, the company employs over 150 people at their purpose-built bakery near Newquay in Cornwall. Following a multi-million programme of investment the 27,000 sq ft premises last year produced over 19 million pasties – all hand-crimped in the traditional Cornish way. The continually-expanding product range includes sausage rolls, fruit turnovers, scones and 30 different pasties. The company is highly adept at developing bespoke products for their customers, who range from independent bakers to foodservice suppliers and supermarkets throughout the UK and Europe. Crantock Bakery won the 2008 British Bakery Manufacturer of the Year.



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