Pork Pie Competition 2009   




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

Pie fans had a mouth-watering treat at the weekend when they flocked to the annual pork pie competition.

Hundreds of people descended on The Old Bridge Inn in Ripponden to sample and salivate over some of the country's best pork pies.

And this year there were 50 entries from butchers and bakers from all over the country. Who battled it out to prove who had the tastiest pie recipe.

But it was Huddersfield that brought home the bacon, with previous winner Hinchliffe's Farm Shop in Netherton scooping top prize.

The 17th annual charity competi­tion, organised by the Pork Pie Appreciation Society. Attracted pie makers from as far a field as Southampton, Swansea and Northern Ireland, as well as from all over Yorkshire.

It was Yorkshire pie makers that took all of the top four honours, including Brosters Farm Shop in. Lindley which was placed second. The other runners up were Bentleys of Pudsey and Wilson's of Leeds.

Local finalists included Hudders­field pie maker Andrew Jones and E&R Grange Butchers of SlaithWaite.

This year celebrity guest judge. pop mogul Pete Waterman, handed Hinchliffe's the top award and described the pies as astounding' with a great taste and subtle flavour,' Owner Simon Haigh said he was delighted to have scooped the top prize again.

He said: "It's a great honour. Our pies win lots of trade awards but the Pork Pie Appreciation Society's accolade really means a lot to us and our customers.

Pies are rocketing in popularity because they are good wholesome food at the right price.

We put a huge amount of care into making our pies not just the I content hut the finished pie crust  itself too.

The day's main attraction was the hundreds of pies being freshly baked by some of the country's finest.

The entrants had to submit four pies per entry and. were also invited to donate pies to be sold throughout the day.

Pies and peas were served and there was also an auction of the winning pies Proceeds from this years competition will he donated to the West Yorkshire ambulance appeal which works to make travel possible for disabled, elderly and infirm people.

Stuart Booth. one of the organisers and men of the Pork Pie Appreciation Society. said this year's event had been a tremendous Success.

He said: "it was an absolutely fabulous day and everyone really enjoyed it it was also a real coup to have a celebrity like Pete Waterman come and take part in the judging.

It's always extremely well supported and people come from all over the country from all walks of life to take part. They enjoy coming because it has a very good atmosphere people come and have fun with a drink and a pie.

Pork Pie Competition Winners 2009  

  Results of the Annual Charity Pork Pie Competition held at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden.  

1st. Hinchlffes' Farm Shop, Netherton, Huddersfield.

  2nd. Brosters Farm Shop, Lindley, Huddersfield.

3rd. Bentleys of Pudsey.

4th. Wilsons of Leeds.

Other finalists in no particular order.

Peter Middlemiss, Otley; Andrew Jones, Huddersfield;

R Grange, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, Haigh's Farm Shop, Mirfield, Ingfield Farm Shop, Southowram, Halifax; Mellors Farm Butchers, Newark.

Thank you for your support, all proceeds this year to the West Yorkshire Jumbulance appeal.Making travel possible for disabled, elderly and infirm people throughout Britain. Tel. 01582 831444.

  Our celebrity guest judge this year was pop mogul,train enthusiast and pork pie affecionado Pete Waterman


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