NEWS : Iconic Inn launches Great Scottish Pub Pie Awards

The Bridge Inn at Ratho is on the hunt to find the best pub pie in Scotland. From John o’Groats to Jedburgh, pubs are being asked to enter their best pie recipes.


Six of the industry’s finest experts have been invited to judge the awards, from top food and drink writers to pub and hospitality experts:

Rosalind Erskine, food and drink writer for The Scotsman

Gillian Mackenzie, editor of Scottish Licensed Trade News (SLTN)

Emma Mykytyn, editor of Foodie Explorers and food & travel editor for SNACK Magazine

Andrew Scott, hospitality expert, and owner of Victus Consultancy

A representative from Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

Ross Traill, Head Chef of The Bridge Inn at Ratho

Pubs across Scotland are invited to submit their famous pie recipes and explain what makes theirs special: from the traditional to those featuring unusual ingredients; the judges want to hear all about it. Two awards will be presented on the night, Best Pub Pie Award, voted by the judges, and the People’s Choice Award, voted by the pub-goers on the day.

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Pubs are requested to submit their entry by Friday 4th October at 5 pm. The top five will be shortlisted and judged at a blind tasting event on Thursday 24th October at the Bridge Inn at Ratho (Midlothian). Along with winning the title of either The Bridge Inn’s Best Scottish Pub Pie Award Trophy or People’s Choice award, Belhaven is offering the winner a crate of beer, while The Bridge Inn is providing a complimentary three-course meal for two.

Tickets are on sale at £10 per person, in return for five mini pies and a pint of Belhaven Best. All those attending will have the chance to taste the shortlisted pies. Tickets can be purchased by calling 0131 333 1320 or via email at

To download an entry form or purchase tickets to the event, please visit

To book: email or call 0131 333 1320