A Welsh pie manufacturer has been celebrating British Pie Week during March by presenting quintessential British greats with A Peter’s Pie including the guards outside Buckingham Palace, British Lions scrum half Mike Phillips and Cheryl Cole.Peters Food Service in Caerphilly chose 10 recipients who they feel represent all things British to receive ‘A Peter’s’ to mark the Brits’ love of a good pie. Our picture shows Peter’s van driver Keith Parker delivering pies to Buckingham Palace to offer guards some pies in celebration of British Pie Week.
The British love of pies results in more than 300 million pies being consumed every year and the pie market in Britain surmounting to around £223 million. One of the most quintessentially British is the traditional Steak and Ale pie.
The boxes of pies were hand-delivered by Peter’s van drivers around the country from Monday 1 March to Sunday 7 March – the official dates of British Pie Week. Among those to receive ‘A Peters’ were:
- Injured and recuperating British troops in the Army Recovery Unit at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham and the Army Recovery Centre in Erkskine Edinburgh Home, as a thank you from Peter’s on behalf of the British public
- British Olympic Gold medallist, Amy Williams, from Bath, who picked up a gold medal at the winter Olympics in Vancouver
- Leading British retailer Debenham’s head office staff, who decided to celebrate the average size of British women by creating a size 16 mannequin
- The Household Cavalry at Buckingham Palace, for standing at the palace during the coldest February on record
- Chris Moyles and his team on Radio 1 for helping the British public get up in the morning
- Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield for keeping the British public up to date on current affairs and celebrity gossip every day of the week on ITV This Morning
- Chris Evans and his team on Radio 2 for brightening the mornings of the great British public
- Top British celebrity Cheryl Cole for standing up for herself and ‘dumping the bad boy’
- British Lions scrum half Mike Phillips for getting fit again to help Wales in the 6 Nations
- The French fans flying in to Great Britain for their clash against Wales in the RBS Six Nations ahead of British Pie Week
James Osgood, Marketing Director at Peters, said: “Having a nice pie in the depths of winter is one of the great things about being British, and that’s why we’ve come up with the idea of the Peter’s.
“We wanted to create an annual giving of Peter’s products to people in the eye of the British public that we feel deserve recognition for their hard work, achievements or standing up for what they believe in, so what better time to do this than British Pie Week?”
James continued, “We hsupplied our 10 chosen candidates with the Peter’s Premier traditional steak and Fuller’s ale pie, which is a favourite among the British public. We hope everyone in Britain had the chance to celebrate the Great British Pie with us during National Pie Week by tucking into a pie and chips or pie and mash for dinner on one night of the week.”
Peters is based in Caerphilly in South Wales and has been making pies for the British public for the past 40 years. Its range of pies can be found in Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores nationwide, as well as service stations, stadiums and chip shops.
Peter’s Food Service
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