A takeaway sandwich shop has won a national competition for its prize-winning pies.

Barrow's Del.ish wowed judges from The British Pie Awards with its outstanding steak and kidney pie.

The deli won first prize in the steak and kidney category and also came runner-up in the steak and potato award section.

Sam Halpin, who owns the business with Caragh McCullough, said he was 'incredibly proud to have been placed anywhere in this massive country wide competition.'

“We thought we would enter the British Pie Awards after our steak and potato pie won a local competition and we got to go down to parliament with them, but we never expected them to do so well in a national competition as there was 885 pies entered from all over the country," he said.

“We are absolutely over the moon that the two pies we entered came in the top three with steak and potato winning a gold award and coming runner up in the final three.

“Then to have our steak and kidney to win a gold award and first prize in Great Britain is incredible.

"We are still in shock really.

“It’s a massive achievement for us, our shop and staff."

He added: "Then to top it all off we also nominated Charlie Sanders for the young pie maker award and he won that as well.

“He started working for us three and half years ago when he joined us on an apprenticeship from Furness College.

“Now he works for us full time and we are extremely proud of him.”

The shop, in Crellin Street, was set up by Caragh and Michelin-trained chef Sam in 2012.

Since opening, the shop’s staff force has grown by eight people with hopes of expanding the shop premises in the near future.

Ms McCullough said: “We have bought another shop next door but one, which is twice the size and have been renovating it slowly.

“We hope to move in there by the end of the year as we are getting desperate for more room.”