‘Piegate’ brings a tasty result for Town fans
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“It is a very emotive subject,” said Phil.
“Fans are interested in the atmosphere – and in eating pies – so I took it on as a mission.”
Phil says the pies are now “not far off” from where fans want them to be.
“Jones Pies has been fantastic and really up to the challenge. They want to make sure every customer is happy. Their steak and ale pie has had some fantastic feedback.”
Phil, who lives in Liversedge and watches Town with sons Joe, 17, and Jamie, 13, said the pie experience at the John Smith’s Stadium was now up there with the best.
“If the stadium or the club gets recognition for its pies or its catering I will know that I have done my bit.”
A spokesman for Jones Pies confirmed that the pies sold at the stadium were the same as those sold elsewhere – which some fans had questioned. Following comments from Town fans, Jones said the glaze on pies had been reduced and the baking time within the factory altered. The amount of meat in the meat and potato was increased and Kudos had made changes to the way pies were rotated before being served. The spokesman added: “It has been really positive to have someone helping us from the supporters’ side. “Football supporters are really passionate and we can’t please all the people all the time as pies are a subjective taste. We are listening and are continuing to improve.”