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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!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Awards

Mud Foods is proud to have an array of Great Taste Awards to their name. In 2017, we have been awarded 8 Great Taste Awards, which is a phenomenal achievement. The awards had 12,366 products entered of which only 35% receive an award but we achieved an 80% success rate with judges comments such as:

"Judges loved this pie and could easily have finished off the lot. Good pastry, plenty of filling, distinct pieces of tender meat and kidney - we would buy it. Please make more"

"Clearly good quality ingredients used"

"Home-made with a touch of finesse"
"generous filling, with a good level of chunky meat and a decent gravy"

 

 
 
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 4th 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

 

Forthcoming Foodie Events

Alresford Watercress Festival
21st May 2017

Surrey County Show
29th May 2017

New Forest Show
25th/26th/27th July 2017

CarFest South
25th/26th/27th August 2017

Odiham Flavourfest

28th August 2017

Hamble Food Festival
2nd September 2017

 

 

Upcoming Markets

Saturday 12th August 2017

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

Sunday 13th August 2017

Winchester Farmers' Market 9am-2pm

Friday 18th August 2017

Chichester Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Saturday 19th August 2017

Emsworth Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Sunday 20th August 2017

Southsea Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Friday 25th August 2017

CarFest South 12pm-5pm

Saturday 26th August 2017

Petworth Farmers’ Market 9am-1pm
Ringwood Farmers’ Market 10am-2pm

CarFest South 12pm-5pm

Sunday 27th August 2017

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

CarFest South 12pm-5pm

Monday 28th August 2017

Odiham Flavourfest 10am-5pm

Friday 1st September 2017

Chichester Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Hamble Food Festival  10am-2pm
Alresford Agricultural Show 10am-5pm

Sunday 3rd September 2017

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

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Guildford Farmers’ Market 9am-3pm

Saturday 9th September 2017

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

 

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

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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'!

 
 
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Jobs

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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