Inn Collection Group Celebrates British Pie Week

Two pubs listed on our website - The Kingslodge Inn and The Seaton Lane Inn - are celebrating British Pie Week with a competition to find the best pie recipe.

Having teamed up with the older people’s charity, The Abbeyfield Society, the competition is part of a wider 'Granny Knows Best' campaign being rolled out nationally by Abbeyfield, honouring the older generations’ culinary expertise and excellence. Grandparents, older people and Abbeyfield residents are being asked to play their part in the quest to search out the tastiest time-honoured and home-grown pie recipes in celebration of British Pie Week taking place between March 6-12.

The star recipe as judged by The Kingslodge and The Seaton Lane’s expert team of chefs, will not only be championed as a British Pie Week special on both the inns’ home-cooked menus, but see money raised from sales going direct to Abbeyfield to help support its work to ease loneliness in older people.

If you are aged 65 and over you can submit your pie recipe in person to either The Kingslodge Inn on Waddington Street, Durham or The Seaton Inn on Seaton Lane in Seaton; by email to or or by post, addressed to Leanne Jeffreys, The Kingslodge Inn, Waddington Street, Flass Vale, Durham City, DH1 4BG or Paul Brown, The Seaton Inn, Seaton Lane, Seaton, Co Durham SR7 0LP.