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
The Prince of Wales gave in to temptation at a Yorkshire agricultural
show when he was offered a pork pie made in Meltham.
He is pictured telling stallholder Raymond Lodge he was trying to give
them up. And the royal visitor did his diet no good by also accepting a
The Prince strolled over to meet the pie-maker at his stall at the
108th Nidderdale show, near Pateley Bridge.
Mr Lodge, who runs R & J Lodge Foods at Meltham with his wife
Janice, said: “It was unbelievable when he walked across.
“I held up a small pork pie and said ‘good morning sir’, would you like
a pork pie? He said be was trying to give them up but would try one.
“Then he noticed the game pies and said he’d like one of those as well
if he could pay for it. It was my pleasure to give it as a gift.”
The Prince spent the day at the show, presenting awards, examining
livestock and local produce.
He also met three of the original Women’s Institute “calendar girls”
whose naked exploits for charity have been made into a film.