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
Passport to happiness… Roy Plowman (left) With Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop
Partner Simon Haigh and a collection of pies
Former policeman Roy Plowman and wife Pat are set to emigrate to Spain.
But Roy won’t leave without stuffing a suitcase full of his favourite
The 67-year-old is refusing to leave Huddersfield unless he has enough
pies to last until the couple return in the summer.
“I can’t live without my pies and pastries,” said Roy, who is a member
of Gledholt and Honley male voice choirs.
“The things I will miss when we move are family, friends, Huddersfield
Town and pies from Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop at Netherton.
“In Spain they don’t do pies a pie in Spain it is like eating plaited
sawdust.” the couple have bought a static caravan on the Costa Blanca.
They also have one in Filey, where they will enjoy the English summer.
Roy and Pat, also 67, have learned Spanish so they can keep on asking
for a pukka pie. Then when they are back in the UK they can restock at
“My favourites are pork pies,” said Roy. “I will definitely keep
looking for a decent pie over there, but I don’t think I will have much
“These pies I am taking over are my lifeline,” he added.