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
Pork pies from a Golcar butchers feature in a television documentary
on Britain's best-loved foods.
BBC crews filmed Stuart Booth's James Street shop for Britain's
Favourite Picnic Foods.
Researchers approached the Pork Pie Appreciation Society, based in
Ripponden, after pies were said to be the nation's 15th favourite food.
And society secretary Peter Charnley named the Golcar shop as one of
the top pork pie-makers.
"Our pies are made from a secret recipe handed down from my late mum,
and dad who used to run the shop," said Mr Booth.
He added that only himself, cousin Nicholas and pie-maker Janet Barker
knew the Ingredients for the thousands of pies made at the shop each
Film crews spent several hours In Golcar before Mr Charnley took the
pies to Ripponden for filming there.
The BBC2 documentary will be screened in January, with television chef
Antony Worrail Thompson.