James Martin Celebrity Chef at the poplar Farm Inn Abbotts Ann Andover

Whether you’re a fan of the classic Beef & Merlot, favour the Chicken, Pulled Ham & Leek or fancy a change with Game & Blackberry, Poplar Farm in Abbotts Ann is the place to celebrate British Pie Week in Andover next week.

Taking place between March 3 – 9 2014, British Pie Week celebrates everything that is great about the humble pie.

But it seems that those living in Andover think pies are far from humble – as they’re getting through hundreds of them in the many Vintage Inns sites across the county each week. Topping the pie poll for Abbotts Ann-dwellers is the Beef & Merlot pie, created for Poplar Farm’s menu by celebrity chef James Martin.

Nationally, pie-lovers cannot get enough of the Chicken, Pulled Ham & Leek Pie – another James Martin recipe – sales of which contribute to the 1.6 million pies sold across Vintage Inns’ pubs each year.

Lisa Monteiro, manager at Poplar Farm, said: “The pie is a true king of a classic British Cuisine, and our chefs at Poplar Farm take their pie making very seriously. We sell hundreds of pies each week – especially on Vintage Pie Wednesdays – and it’s clear to us that our Abbotts Ann guests love nothing more than savouring our Beef & Merlot Pie of a cold winter’s evening.

“Next week, however, is British Pie Week and we’d encourage our guests to come along and try them all – who knows, you may find a new favourite!”

To help get the preparations for British Pie Week underway, Vintage Inns has launched a competition on its Facebook page, with the chance for all entrants to receive instant £15 Vintage Inns gift voucher so you can treat yourself to a delicious pie in your chosen Vintage Inns pub during British Pie Week. To enter, all you need to do is become a fan on Facebook and visit the Pie Week App.*

Vintage Inns is the oldest pub brand in Britain and has been serving great food and ale under its current name since 1991. There are now nearly 200 country pubs across Britain all boasting if their own unique character. To book a table over British Pie Week, please call Poplar Farm in Abbotts Ann on 01264 710424.

For further information about Vintage Inns and to download a menu, please visit http://www.vintageinn.co.uk

*Competitions Terms and Conditions Apply.
The Vintage Inns Facebook competition runs from Monday, February 24 to Sunday, March 2. One entry per day. 70 winners every day. Winners’ vouchers to be sent by email on Monday, March 3
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