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
Thousands of pork pie eaters agree that Andrew Jones makes the best.
The Brighouse butcher won the title of champion pie maker in a
competition which attracted 51 contestants to the Old Bridge Inn,
Mr Jones took over the former Brayshaw's shop in Bethel Street, in
August, and also runs a shop in Marsh, Huddersfield.
He has a team of eight bakers and also sells thousands of pies weekly
through other outlets.
And after 24 years in the trade he said a traditional recipe using good
quality ingredients is the key to success.
He has won the title three times and is also the national Cornish pasty
"Nice, tasty meat, a crusty pie, and well glazed appearance, will keep
people buying pies from independent butchers and away from
super-markets," he said.