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It’s a chance for pie-lovers to get positively pie-eyed...

A pie-eating competition is being staged at city centre bar The Hop in celebration of next month’s British Pie Week.

Teams of four are invited to get their teeth into a savoury-stuffing relay challenge at the West One Plaza venue.

The fare will be quality stuff, hailing from award-winning Andrew Jones Pies ‘n’ Pasties of Huddersfield, regulars on the menu at The Hop’s Pie Hole kitchen.

For the grand final on Saturday, March 10, pies will be filled with steak and treacle stout. The winning team will get £100, a trophy and a pie meal a week for six months.

Competitors have a risk waiver to sign, acknowledging that the risks of eating vast quantities of pie at speed can include illness, injury and indigestion – and being turned off pie for life afterwards.

Heats will be held on March 8. For rules and application forms, call the pub on 0114 2781000 or go to www.thehopsheffield.com.

Closing date for entries is noon on March 1.