COUNTRY Harvest in Ingleton is celebrating after two of its pies were ‘highly commended’ at the Meat Management Awards.

The food hall’s chicken, ham and leek pie, and its minted lamb pie received the accolades at the annual awards, which this year were held online.

“This is such an amazing achievement. We were up against serious competition from across the UK so it really shows our pies are amongst the best in the country. We know our pies are fantastic as do our customers, but, it’s even more special to have that recognised by the industry experts,” said Mike Clark, managing director.

The combined food hall, coffee shop and gift and clothing hall, was recently awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020, putting it in the top 10 perr cent of restaurants worldwide.

“Since we reopened on July 4 we have worked hard to ensure our customers and staff feel safe while maintaining our usual high standards of service and wonderful food. So it’s been wonderful to receive these accolades – a great testament to the team here and the quality of food we serve and sell every day,” added Mr Clark.

“Now we’re busy working on our seasonal Christmas Cabin which opens on Saturday, September 26. Every year it’s a magical place to be and this year I think we need that more than ever.”