Lathams1I went to Southport at the weekend. You might think that it’s more renowned for fish and chips and sticks of rock but there’s one or two pie purveyors of note if you know your stuff.

CH Latham of Birkdale is one such purveyor, their USP (that’s a unique selling point not that little stick you bung in your laptop) is that the proprietor is a born and bred Wigan lad making authentic “Wigan pies “.

And you know what, they weren’t bad! They certainly get this Wiganer’s seal of approval. I was told to look out for the butter pies but they had none. The meat and potato nevertheless pays homage to the Pooles pies of old somewhat with it’s creamy, sloppy filling.

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No.1 Rounds of Prestons

No. 2 Deacons of Westoning

No. 3 Murdochs Macaroni Pie

No. 4 Greenhalghs Vindaloo Pie

No. 5 Pieminster Shamrock Pie

No.6 The Crusty Cob

No.7 The French Oven Minced Beef and Mushy Peas Pie

No.8 The Rolling Pin

No. 9 Walkers Pork Pie 

No.10 Potts Pies

No.11 Scouse Pie

No.12 Dickinson & Morris Creamy Chicken Pie

No.13 Plested Pies of Southampton

No.14 Haffners Meat and Potato Pie

No.15 Treflach Farm Pork & Apple Pie

No.16 TJ Parry-Jones & Daughters

No.17 Wienholts Steak Pie

No.18 Peggys of Ambleside

No.19 Crusty Pie Company

No.20 Elliotts of Northampton