A MONSTER mince pie designed to be shared between four people has found its way onto the menu of a Gloucestershire pub.

The Churchill Arms, near Blockley in the north Cotswolds, has created the giant mince pie which weighs in at just over half a kilo, 100g more than the pub’s sirloin steak on the bone.

It contains an impressive 165g of currants and raisins.

Pie creator, chef Nick Deverell-Smith (below right), who has appeared on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, said: “We created the sharing mince pie for a bit of festive fun at The Churchill Arms - we’ve also had lots of positive feedback about our Churchill’s Chocolate Pudding which is designed to be shared between two so we thought why not create a sharing mince pie for four.

“After all, you can never have a big enough mince pie, especially when it’s served hot with lashings of orange and nutmeg cream.”

He added: “A lot of love and time goes into making each giant mince pie, as well as lots of ingredient. We are famous for our savoury pies at The Churchill Arms and we make the giant mince pie in a similar way apart from using a sweet pasty and fruit filling.”

To enjoy the mince pie, the pub needs two days’ notice ahead of the booking.