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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


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Pie Club History

It doesn’t get much more Yorkshire than this An idyllic setting, the velvet sounds of a brass band, delicious beer and of course pork pies and mushy peas. Butchers from all over the country pitted their pies against one another at the 14th Annual Pork Pie Competition at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, on Saturday. And once more Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop, Netherton, scooped first place.

This latest accolade comes just a week after the Holme Valley farm shop won a UK champion of champions’ event for its pork, cheddar and chive sausages. The day raised about £2,000 for the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust, which aims to build a hospice for children in Kirklees or Calderdale, and to the Elland Silver Youth Band who were playing throughout the day.

Peter Charnley, secretary of the Pork Pie Appreciation Society which organised the event, said: “We’ve had more than 60 entries this year, the most we’ve ever had. It’s just getting bigger and bigger.” He said each butcher had entered four pies into the competition but they had also donated 12. These were then sold with the proceeds going to charity.

“It’s been very busy with lots of people rushing in with nice piles of warm pies,” he said. “It’s been a lovely atmosphere.”

Butchers from as far a field as Somerset, Keswick and Newark took part.

And Mr Charnley said there were some regional differences.

“The Midland pies tend to have a greyer meat whereas we tend to have a pink meat.”

But he said there were some universal favourites. “Everybody loves good meat and crispy pastry!” he said. The judging was split into three cat­egories, taste appearance and cross section, and scored out of a possible 60 marks.

Mr Charnley added: “It’s really a cel­ebration of good, locally-produced, fresh food.”

Sue Maddock, from Rishworth, said:

“It’s been fantastic. We have got some friends up from London for the day and they’ve really enjoyed it.

“They said the men are such gentlemen John Birnie was also enjoying the event. “It’s the first time I’ve ever been even though I live in Sowerby Bridge,” he said.

“It’s great. I’ve seen it in the papers every year and I just thought I’d come along and

it’s been very nice.” But the day was best summed up by landlord Tim Eaton Walker “What more can you ask for? A brass band, a pork pie and mushy peas and a pint of Timothy Taylor’s. Heaven!”

 

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