A New Forest pub chef has won this year's annual pie competition run by family brewer and operator Wadworth.

Jake McBride, who cooks at The Avon Causeway managed site, won for his pork, chorizo, and sunblush pie. It follows his silver prize at Wadworth's chef of the year competition in 2017.

Jake's winning recipe was created using pork shoulder, chorizo sausages, sun-blushed tomatoes, shallots, onions, herbs and spices, and served with a puff pastry lid, sautéed potatoes, peas, and a peppercorn sauce.

He said: "I am thrilled that my pie has won and really proud that something I created has been judged as the best. I want to say thank you to all the customers at Avon Causeway that voted for it."

The pie will be sold across the Wadworth managed estate from March 5 to coincide with National Pie Week.

Criteria for entrants included a cost breakdown of the recipes alongside allergen information. Pubs then promoted their pies to customers, who were able to offer feedback online, which was used to cut down the list to six finalists.

Seven judges then tasted the pies and judged them on presentation, pastry quality, the standard of the filling, strength of flavours, innovation, value-for-money, and standard of service.

Rupert Bagnell, head of managed houses at Wadworth and one of the judges, said: "A terrific diverse range of pies made the finals this year, with flavours from warm spice to superfoods, making the judging both incredibly close and difficult. Congratulations to all the finalists, especially Jake."