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!
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.
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
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
Friday 19th August 2016
Chichester Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm
Saturday 20th August 2016
Emsworth Farmers’ Market 10am-1pm
Sunday 21st August 2016
Southsea Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm
Saturday 27th August 2016
Sunday 28th August 2016
Monday 29th August 2016
Odiham Flavourfest 11am-5pm
Friday 2nd September 2016
Chichester Farmers’ Market 9am-2pm
Saturday 3rd September 2016
Hamble Food Festival 10am-4pm
Sunday 4th September 2016
Tuesday 6th September 2016
Guildford Farmers’ Market 9am-3pm
BACK IN THE HIGH STREET OUTSIDE SAINSBURY'S
Saturday 10th September 2016
Sunday 11th September 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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