Pie company selling 'bene and hotpot' pies after Bank of Dave success

Ted Cockett, managing director of Haffner's Pies, at the Bank of Dave Netflix premiere in Burnley. Ted is holding a bene ‘n’ hotpot pie <i>(Image: Haffner's Pies)</i>
Ted Cockett, managing director of Haffner's Pies, at the Bank of Dave Netflix premiere in Burnley. Ted is holding a bene ‘n’ hotpot pie (Image: Haffner's Pies)

A Burnley-based pie company is to sell a unique and nostalgic flavour after its went down a storm at the Bank of Dave movie premiere.

Haffner's Pies made 'bene ‘n’ hotpot' flavour pies for the red carpet preview of the Netflix film, which took place earlier this month.

The pie flavour, reminiscent of a ‘bene and hot’ which is an iconic Burnley tipple made of Benedictine and hot water, went down a storm at the premiere according to Haffner’s.

They were even given to BBC News presenters ahead of Dave’s interview with them.

As a result the company has decided to make another batch for customers to try this week.

If they remain popular, they may even become a permanent fixture on the menu.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We were blown away by the public response to our special edition 'bene 'n' hotpot' pie, which is why we're making another batch for our loyal customers to try this week.

“The whole team at Haffners really embraced the creation of the new pie and worked extremely hard to make it a reality for the event.

“We’re so very lucky to have such a dedicated, passionate team. We are hoping to make it a more permanent fixture to our menu. However, there is a lot to consider operationally first to ensure its success.

“The pie itself is a traditional hot pot, with a hint of sweetness from the Benedictine. Add our special Haffners seasoning and it all comes together beautifully. It's a proper taste of Lancashire!”

Bank of Dave, which follows the life of self-made millionaire and former minibus salesman Dave Fishwick as he goes about trying to set up the first new bank in more than 150 years, got its first showing at Burnley’s Reel Cinema on January 15.

Starring Rory Kinnear, of James Bond fame, Joel Fry who is most famous for being in Plebs, and Phoebe Dynevor, daughter of Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, the film was projected to be the next feel-good British movie of the decade, and it didn’t disappoint.

The movie even made it to the number one spot on the Netflix rankings for a time, beating the Daniel Craig movie ‘The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ and other films.