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Apprentice finalist Phil Turner’s pies are award-winning – here’s where you can buy them

The finalist and his traditional British pies just lost out to Rachel Woolford’s Studio Build

Alex Lee
Thursday 18 April 2024 20:55
Lord Sugar picks winner of The Apprentice 2024

After another gruelling 12 weeks of mad-dash BBC Apprentice action, Lord Sugar has crowned his business partner, investing a huge £250,000 to supercharge (spoiler alert) Rachel Woolford’s fitness business.

While Sussex-based pie man Phil Turner, who has to be one of the show’s biggest losers, having been on the losing team nine times in a row, managed to change his luck in the vegan cheese task, it was maybe one remark that scuppered his chances of success.

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During the final boardroom showdown, when Sugar urged Turner to ditch his Pies by Post delivery service in favour of opening more stores, Turner told the tycoon: “For me, there’s more to running a business than making profits.”

While Turner’s award-winning prestige pies won’t be getting an injection of cash, there are five Turner’s Pies bakeries across Sussex where you can try them yourself. Plus, Pies by Post is up and running for you to order nationwide. Here’s everything you need to know about Turner’s Pies, and where you can grab a bite.

Phil Turner’s Pies: £4.85,

Based in West Sussex, Phil Turner’s family have been making pies since 1933, starting out in Bognor Regis (though as Mike Soutar pointed out, Turner’s Pies haven’t been going that long). The bakery says that Phil’s grandma Eva’s steak and kidney pie gained notoriety in 1967, with Phil’s dad, Pip Turner, opening the family’s first pie shop in Bognor Regis in 1990.

Phil and his two brothers took over the reins in 2009 and later opened new bakeries in Rustington, Chichester, Worthing and Petersfield.

Turner’s steak and ale pie won the British Pie Awards’ Supreme Champion award in 2018, and the bakery won it again for a second time in 2020 with its rump steak and stilton pie. Both pies have also been awarded three-star Great Taste awards.

Savoury pies also include chicken and ham, chicken and mushroom, minced beef and onion, mushroom and asparagus, butternut chilli and cheese and gluten-free options. Fruit pies include apple pies, blackberry and apple pies, cherry pies and sweet mincemeat pies. Turner’s Pies also sells quiches, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pasties and desserts.           

In-store, Turner’s savoury pies cost £4.85, fruit pies cost £4.60, pasties cost £3.95, quiches cost £4.60, scotch eggs cost £2.50 and sausage rolls cost £2.10   

As well as at the five Turner’s Pies bakeries across Sussex, you can use Turner’s Pies by Post delivery service and order pies in bundles. You can choose from four individual pies (£24.95,, eight individual pies (£39.95, and 12 individual pies (£54.95, You can also get an introductory pie pack (£25.95,, which comes with a large savoury pie, a fruit pie and a box of sausage rolls or pasties. There are lots more combination options to choose from on the bakery’s website.         

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