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Four of the best pie shops chosen by St Helens Star readers


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It’s time to reveal the shortlist in our search for St Helens’ best pies but which one deserves to take the title?

After launching our new Best of 2024 competition in the St Helens Star just last month, we wanted to know where to buy the best pies – sweet or savoury.

In our first Best of 2024 category we were looking at the best hair salons, barbers and independent stylists in the town.

This week, pies were the focus and after receiving dozens on nominations over the weekend we have shortlisted a top four, who will battle it out to be named the best in St Helens.

But now we need your help to choose an overall Best for Pies winner from our top four.

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best for Pies shortlist post on our St Helens Star Facebook or X (Twitter) pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s St Helens Star (May 2 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each entry submitted. For full terms and conditions go to

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Sunday, May 5 and we will be announcing the winner next week.

Keep an eye out for our next Best of appeal on our social media pages on Friday for the next Best of 2024 category.



Blackburns, Cambridge Road, St Helens

One nomination said: “Delicious pies, great prices and very friendly staff – an all-round winner.”

Another said: “Best ever pies and cakes.”

For more details ring 01744 24412.



Cottoms, Lock Street, St Helens

The company’s tagline is ‘famous for taste’ and their pies are certainly tasty with customers eating plenty each week.

One happy customer said: “Family pies that are great value, tasty and filled to the brim with quality!”

For more details go to



Pimbletts Bakery, Westside Industrial Estate, Jackson Street, St Helens

The cheese and onion pie is “head and shoulders above its nearest competitor” according to one satisfied customer – and they admit to having tried them all on numerous occasions!

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Burchall’s, Westfield Street, St Helens

Customers come from far and wide to enjoy the pies at Burchall’s – last year’s Best for Pies in St Helens winner.

One nomination said: “I travel from Llangollen just to pick up some Burchall’s pies – and to watch Saints.

“The pork pies are usually still warm and I have one as soon as I’m through the door, with juice running down my chin.

“It’s pure heaven.”

For more details ring 01744 23048.

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