Accrington Stanley is top of the league – when it comes to the ‘pie charts’.
A new survey has revealed that the Reds have the cheapest pies in the country. Paying just £1.50 for the traditional half time snack, the hungry Reds faithful can enjoy two pies for the same price rival fans pay for just one.
The BBC’s ‘Price of Football survey’, revealing the cost of an average day out at the match for the nation’s football supporters, also shows that Stanley fans pay the lowest in League Two for a cuppa – just a pound.
Stanley sells in excess of 300 pies for an average home match, supplied by local firm Clayton Park Bakery.
Club bosses say the survey proves it’s possible to enjoy a family day out at the match without forking out a fortune.
Chief executive Rob Heys said: “Football matches are instrinsically linked with a pie.
“We have all been to the big stadiums and you try to buy a pie and it’s £5 and £6 for a beer.
“I think it’s really hard to justify that price and it’s exploiting a captive audience. We get a really good deal and it’s always good to work with a local company who are only half a mile away.”
Reds fan and radio presenter Stephen Lowe regularly enjoys a pie and a pint at the game with his wife and his five-year-old son.
He said: “My favourite is the meat and potato pie and peas. It’s not just the value, it’s the customer service as well. It’s the last bastion of the working man so it’s good that we’re keeping the price of a beer and a pie down.”
Blackburn Rovers sell their pies at £2.30, while they are £2.50 at neighbouring Burnley.
Clayton Park Bakery supplies to clubs including Rovers, and Merseyside giants Liverpool and Everton. General manager Brian Ashworth added: “It’s nice to supply the local club.”