25th ANNUAL CHARITY PORK PIE COMPETITION 2017
TO BE HELD AT THE OLD BRIDGE INN, PRIEST LANE, RIPPONDEN,
WEST YORKSHIRE, HX6 4DF
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
Pie Club History
Pork pie enthusiasts will be
"meating for a mouth-watering competition in Ripponden this
Weekend. The popular charity pork pie contest will see butchers from
across the country competing for the glory of being crowned champion pie
The event, sponsored by Timothy
Taylor Championship Beers, is organised by the Pork Pie Appreciation
Society, and will be held at The Old Bridge Inn in the village on
Organiser Kevin Booth said the
competition would be in three rounds to whittle the pies down to a final
10. Guest judges include Ripponden Parish Council
chairman Geraldine Carter and
Brighouse artist Peter Brook and they will be expected to munch their way
through about 40 entries.
And the secret to a winner is,
according to pie connoisseur and society member Stuart Booth, freshness,
look, biscuity pastry and a peppery after taste.
The 11th annual event will
raise money for Overgate Hospice, Elland, and judging will start at 2.30
pm. The top four pie makers will receive a trophy, and the overall winner
will receive £100 from the sponsors.
For further information or an
entry form, contact Mr Booth on 07740246172.