This dish is also mentioned in the Paul McCartney song "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" where Sir Paul sings (rather garbledly), "I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie. (Butter pie?) The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie ..."
Butter pies were served on match days at Preston North End'sDeepdale stadium until 2007 when the providers, Ashworth Foods Ltd, ceased trading. With the new providers, Holland's Pies not offering a butter pie, two Preston North End fans started a campaign on facebook calling for the return of butter pies to the matchday menu. In 2010 the butter pie made a return to Preston North End's Deepdale stadium after the huge demand for the pie.