Taste Buds Ready for Pie Challenge   




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 competition will be tough but the meat should be tender at an upcoming pork pie contest. Up to 50 entrants from across the country will battle it out at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, to be named maker of the best pie of 2007. The event organised by Ripponden’s Pork Pie Appreciation Society is expected to attract more than 300 pie lovers and raise £2,000 for Alzheimer’s charities. Society member Stuart Booth, of Outlane, said the competition had been running since 1992 but this year’s will be the biggest yet.

He said: “It’s always a great day. “There have been entrants from Glasgow to Southampton and the judges panel can’t wait to get tasting. We are in search of the perfect pie.” The winner will receive £100anda silver trophy. Ten finalists will receive certificates of commendation. Elland Silver Youth Band will pro­vide entertainment and there will be hand-made pie displays by John Lord, of Bradford. Judging will take place in a mar­quee. One of the panel is last year’s winner Simon Haigh of Hinchliffe Butchers, Netherton, Huddersfield. Mr Haigh said: “The perfect pie will have a combination of thin pastry, tasty jelly and a palatable texture and filling. The key is attention to detail and appearance.” He said the competition, which will take place on Saturday March 24, was well regarded In the industry because it was one of the few which was run by consumers.

The society was formed by Mr Booth’s brother Kevin and a group of friends who enjoyed a pork pie after a workout on Saturday afternoons in the early 1980s.


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