Readers responded to our plea on National Pie Day by sharing their favourite places to grab a bite of traditional British grub in South Cumbria.

The most frequently recommended place to visit for pie was Greens in Barrow.

Their reviews say there are often long queues before the shop opens - and the pies usually sell out by late morning.

The shop at 24 Jarrow Street reached TV fame in 2008 when their pies were featured on BBC’s The Hairy Bikers.

They sell traditional favourites such as cheese and onion and steak and kidney as well as weekly specials like Chicken Thai Green's curry, Pork and pepperoni plus Moroccan beef.

One Yelp review said: “These by far are the best pies in Barrow-in-Furness. The only drawback is that you have to get here early before they are sold out.”

Greens was closely followed by who offer classics like meat and potato plus unique bakes such as their breakfast and ‘special’ pies.

The shop at 12 Crellin Street was rated 4.5 out of 5 over 107 reviews and ranked number seven out of 65 restaurants in Barrow.

One review on TripAdvisor said: “The best pies in the area and the range of food is incredible. Very good prices and quick friendly service.”

Next on the list was Mcleys, who have shops on Sutherland Street and Bath Street in Barrow as well as Amphitrite Street on Walney were credited with ‘the best steak pies ever’.

One review said: “The best pies in Barrow. We have just moved to the area and we are obsessed. The whole family loves the pies and the cakes. The staff are lovely too.”

Irvings Butchers in Ulverston was mentioned for their homemade pies. The traditional shop has been trading from its current location at 45 - 47 Market St for 39 years.

A Yelp review said: “The thing I love about Irvings is their home-baked pies. They sell individual and plate pies. the former can be bought hot, but I prefer them cold. The best one has large chunks of ham and turkey. The pastry is good.

“Don’t expect many pies to be left in the afternoon. Local schoolchildren know this secret.” 

One of our readers said R Collins on Rawlinson Street was the best before they closed and that Higginson's would be next best but now the Bake Shed has shut: ‘Grange is a bit far to go for a tasty Higginson's pie!’

Alongside a 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor, one Higginson's reviewer said: “We love this traditional butcher’s shop. Their pies are fantastic and the Cumberland Sausage is the best you will ever have guaranteed.”

Ireleth village store at Askam was credited with selling ‘delicious’ pies, offering Brown’s hot pies.

Barrow is also home to Baguette Me Not on Schneider Road, Daddys Bakery on Cheltenham Street and Butlers convenience store on Ferry Road, which were all suggested for pies.

Readers also suggested trying the pies at The Priest Hole Restaurant in Ambleside, The Sun Coniston and The Pie Shop in Dalton.

Anyone in Millom should be encouraged to visit The Bakehouse on St George's Terrace, Patton's Family Butchers on Wellington Street, and Harvest Bakery on Holborn Hill next time they’re looking for a pie.

A review of Broughton Village Bakery said: “Came here multiple times for takeaway treats on our visit to the Lake District as we were staying nearby, lovely pastries, pies and cakes.”

Browns Farm Shop at Lindal Mawson's Bakery at Seascale and The Orangery Cafe & Gift Shop at St Mary's Hospice were also praised for their pies.