First-Time Entrants Win Pork Pie Prize   




ON SATURDAY 13th MAY 2017 AT 2.30PM


Dear Master Pie Maker

On behalf of the Society we invite you to enter the famous 25th Annual Pork Pie contest.

The annual competition is an opportunity for pie makers and enthusiastic pork pie fanciers to get together in the famous Old Bridge Inn to enjoy the fine Yorkshire ale from Timothy Taylor’s Brewery, sample pie and peas, featuring fantastic fresh pies from all over the country.

Twelve finalists will be awarded a Certificate of Commendation and will be featured in the local and regional press. Trophies will be presented to the top THREE places.

To increase your chances of winning, you can have a maximum of 2 entries in the Traditional Pie competition and 2 entries in the Artisan/Speciality section, so why not try different recipes.

Don’t delay, take this opportunity to compete with the best on Saturday 13th May 2017, for the coveted prize of Champion Pork Pie Maker 2017.

Return your completed entry forms and fees to:

The Pork Pie Appreciation Society, c/o Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden,

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX6 4DF

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Pie Club History

The pies have It. . . . Hinchliffe's butchers (from left) Andrew Whitwam, Stephen Hirst and Sinon Haigh celebrate their win.


(March 2000)


Huddersfield has once again been proved a top town for pork pie eaters. Hinchllife's farm shop, at Netherton, seized first prize in the prestigous Pork Pie Appreciation Society annual competition at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden. Fifteen judges analysed "growl­ers" submitted by 34 West York­shire butchers and the wares of one entrant from Bolton. An Ilkley entrant was second and Parfitt's Bakery, at Ruth Street, Newsome, came third. A Halifax butcher was fourth.

Hlnchliffe's, of Netherton Moor Road, was a newcomer to the competition among many veterans. It Is the latest in a long line of Huddersfield butchers, bakers and pie-makers to scoop awards. Mr Simon Haigh, a partner in the business, said bakery manager Mr Stephen Hirst was to thank for the 55p champion pies.

He said: "We've been making pies for less than a year and we're very much the new boys on the block. "We entered our first competi­tion in Bradford last autumn and we came second. This is our first big win and the cup is in pride of place in the shop."

Mr Haigh added: "We can only put our victory down to good qual­ity ingredients, some unique seasoning and tender loving care." The event raised more than £600 for the Halifax Macmillan Appeal. Sausages and cornish pasties from the Huddersfield area have also trounced opposition in past contests.


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