Home style, tasty pies! Fresh, natural and filled with Sussex goodness...

Mud Pies are created using only the very finest, fresh and natural ingredients grown or reared in the sunny South Downs. Our pies are currently available at Farmers Markets throughout Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and London and an increasing number of fine food stores and eateries.


About Us

Mud Foods, or "Mud Pies" as we have been nicknamed, is a small family company based in West Sussex.

We produce delicious, wholesome and unashamedly tasty pies, pasties, sausage rolls and squiches (that's square quiches to the uninitiated!) made from the finest quality fresh, free-range and local ingredients.

Christian Barrington (Chief Pie Maker and Inventor) and his lovely wife, Toni, are the husband and wife team behind Mud Pies. Their aim is to bring tasty, gourmet pies to a farmers’ market near to you for the ultimate homely, wholesome and delicious pie experience.

Inspired by a fond childhood memory of his mother and grandmother making homemade pies and disillusioned by a fairly dull work life in sales, Christian set about creating his very own pie company. Armed with a passion for tasty pies, a dream and mere fifty pie tins, Christian started producing his first batch of pies in a small unit in Chichester. One man and his pies!

Oh dear, superb pies (steak and kidney), better than mine - will my marriage survive?!
— Gill

More than 5 years later, Christian and Toni, have moved to larger premises in Midhurst. They now produce over 5,000 pies per week as well as pasties, sausage rolls and squiches based on family recipes and using delicious locally grown, reared or produced ingredients.

Their secret? A ‘butter rich’ pastry that is 50% thinner than the standard pie but ssshh, don’t tell anybody!


Home is where the pie is!



Mud Foods is proud to have an array of Great Taste Awards to their name. In 2015, a gold star for the Chicken, Ham & Leek Pie and Lamb & Rosemary Pie and in 2013, two gold stars for the Steak & Kidney Pie and a gold star for both the Steak & Ale Pie and Lamb, Rosemary & Redcurrant Pie. 

Great Taste Award Winner 1-star 2015
Guild Taste Awards Winner
Guild Taste Awards Winner

At the British Pie Awards this year we were crowned 'Champions' for our Game Pie and in addition we won Gold for our Steak & Ale Pie, and Silver for our Lamb & Rosemary Pie and our Chip Shop Chicken Curry Pie.


In addition to these fantastic awards, the much acclaimed, and their most important one to date, as voted for by customers, Hampshire Farmers’ Market Producer of the Year 2010 and Product of the Year 2013.

These annual awards are like the 'Oscars' for the county's food and drink producers and Mud Foods beat off over 100 local producers from bakers and butchers to artisan cake and cheese makers to land the prize. It just goes to show - a dream, a childhood memory and talent for gourmet food and... the pie is the limit!


Ahh, the life of pie!


Where to Buy


Regular Markets

Alton Farmers' Market 2nd Saturday of each month

Chichester Farmers’ Market 1st and 3rd Friday of each month

Elvetham Heath Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday of each month

Emsworth Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday of each month

Farnham Farmers’ Market 4th Sunday of each month

Guildford Farmers’ Market 1st Tuesday of each month

Kew Village Market 1st Sunday of each month

Petersfield Farmers’ Market 1st Sunday of each month

Petworth Farmers’ Market 4th Saturday of each month

Ringwood Farmers’ Market 3rd Saturday of each month

Romsey Farmers’ Market 1st Sunday of each month

Shoreham Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday of each month

Southsea Farmers’ Market 3rd Sunday of each month

Winchester Farmers’ Market 2nd and last Sunday of each month

Upcoming Markets

Friday 21st October 2016

Chichester Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Petworth Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm
Odiham Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm

Sunday 23rd October 2016

Farnham Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Saturday 29th October 2016

Ringwood Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm

Sunday 30th October 2016

Winchester Farmers' Market 9am-2pm
(opposite Jigsaw in the High Street)

Tuesday 1st November 2016

Guildford Farmers’ Market 9am-3pm 


Friday 4th November 2016

Chichester Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Sunday 6th November 2016

Petersfield Farmers’ Market  10am-2pm
Romsey Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm
Kew Village Market 10am-2pm

Saturday 12th November 2016

Alton Farmers' Market 9am-2pm
Elvetham Heath Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm
Shoreham Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm

Sunday 13th November 2016

Winchester Farmers' Market 9am-2pm
(opposite Jigsaw in the High Street)

Saturday 19th November 2016

Emsworth Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Sunday 20th November 2016

Southsea Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Saturday 26th November 2016

Petworth Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm
Ringwood Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm

Sunday 27th November 2016

Farnham Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm
Winchester Farmers' Market 9am-2pm
(opposite Jigsaw in the High Street)




Very nice, tasty and enjoyable pies, with a good crust and filling.
Well done. Sometimes it’s nice to know what people think!
— Michael

Forthcoming Foodie Events

Hamble Festival of Food
23rd April 2016

Alresford Watercress Festival
15th May 2016

Fleet Food Festival
29th May 2016

Surrey County Show
30th May 2016

Odiham Flavourfest

29th August 2016

Hamble Festival of Food
3rd September 2016

Apple Festival at Swanmore
1st October 2016



Find us elsewhere...

If you can’t make it to any of the Farmers’ Markets, you can also buy our pies at various local cafés, delis and farm shops: 

Alexanda's Restaurant & Deli - Burseldon, Southampton

Comestibles Deli & Café - Midhurst, West Sussex

Caffe Verdi - Midhurst, West Sussex

Crates Local Produce - Horsham, West Sussex

The Sussex Produce Co. - Steyning, West Sussex

Farmers Choice - Fareham, Hampshire

Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop, Cambridge

Honeypot Café - Rustington, West Sussex

Happy Cow Farm Shop -Petersfield, Hampshire

Milland Stores - Milland, Hampshire

Good Life Farm Shop - Winchester, Hampshire

Wayfield Park Farm Shop - Pyecombe, Brighton

JS Gourmet Foods at the Hillier Garden Centre, Botley

Beckworth's Deli High Street, Lewes

Funtington Larder Funtington, Nr. Chichester

Shell Forecourt, Copthorne, West Sussex

Gratitude Tree Grocers, Hove, East Sussex

Tates Garden Centre, Hassocks, East Sussex

Prefer to find your pies on the menu?
Well, you can also find us at the following fine eateries and local pubs: Goodwood Bar & Grill (Goodwood Health Club), Goodwood Control Tower (Goodwood Motor Circuit), The Churchillian, Portsdown Hill, Portsmouth, Gog Magog Hills Farm Shop, Cambridge, The White Lion, Wherwell; The Plough, Itchen Abbas; The Crown, Kings Somborne; Fork Handles Kitchen, Petersfield; The Shore Inn, East Wittering; Goodwood Racecourse & Goodwood Motor Circuit (available at most meets and fesitvals), St James Tavern, Winchester; Tap & Barrel, Littlehampton; Royal British Legion, Hindhead, The George, Alton, The Dog & Crook, Eastleigh, Alfies, Winchester, St Jame's Tavern, Winchester, King's Head, Lewes, Fishy onDishy, Poole, Shell Forecourt, Copthorne

Pigs can't fly... but our pies do!


Wholesale & Trade Enquiries

If you are retailer, hotelier, pub landlord or local farm shop, you may be interested in selling our tasty pies! The Chief Pie Maker welcomes all manner of wholesale and trade enquiries so please get in touch to discuss your requirements...

Those pies are moo-vin', moo-vin'!



We are always on the look out for budding pie makers and sellers! If you have a passion for tasty pies and thrive working in a busy foodie environment then our Chief Pie Maker would love to hear from you...




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