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Nationwide Hunt For Britain’s Best Rabbit Pie – How’s Your Casserole De Lapin?

Announcing Our Nationwide Hunt For Britain’s Best Rabbit Pie!

The “Great British Rabbit Pie Off” event will be one of the headliners for the “Local Hero Festival” in Banff this May and yes, before you ask, it will take place in a tent!

A rabbit plays a major role in the movie, being initially hit by a car, then rescued, then ending up on the menu! So to celebrate all things “Lapin” and “Local Hero”, the festival organised have today launched a coast-to-coast hunt to crown Britain’s best rabbit pie maker.

The local twist to this popular competition makes our “National Rabbit Pie Bake Off” the very first of its kind so please help us spread the word on social media: #LocalHeroFestival #RabbitPieCompetition

Join us in the Bake Off Tent on Saturday 13th May and meet entrants from across the country; Professional chefs, keen amateur bakers and people who pride themselves on making a great rabbit pie. Why not apply?! The one (and only) requirement is that rabbit must be in the mix.

Tickets cost £5.00 and will include entry, a programme, a bottle of water, tastings and the chance to bid for a pie at the auction. There will also be a chance to sit on the public judging panel. There will also be an artisan coffee / tea / snack concession and a lovely bar serving drinks. 

“Did you cook my rabbit?”

Rabbit Pie Scene From The Local Hero Movie


The winner will take home a prestigious trophy and £3,000 worth of prizes: £500 cash and a once in a lifetime experience (worth £2,500) for a fully catered weekend for up to 8 guests in a shooting lodge in the country at the magnificent 50,000 acre Tulchan Glenisla Estate in the Angus Glens. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy Scotland’s finest stalking and other country pursuits, or simply to relax in the lodge setting.

Once the “King or Queen of Britain’s Best Rabbit Pie” has been crowned, all the pies will be auctioned off to raise funds for the local food bank in Banff. The winner’s pie will be recreated by a local bakery to sell to festival goers during the remaining two weeks of the Local Hero Festival. 

Entrants can choose to ship their pies or come to Banff to attend the event in person. They’ll be given the option to have their entries served hot or cold, and must provide a full list of ingredients. Anyone interested in entering can register their interest today, using the form below… GOOD LUCK!

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