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
Yorkshire Television crews were at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden last weekend filming for a new series to be shown in September.
Ian Clayton, of YTV's "Tonight" programme, brought his production crew to the pub to film and inter-view members of the Old Bridge inn Pork Pie Appreciation Society (OBIPPAS) at their weekly meeting.
The television company was filming in and around the village of Ripponden during most of the day and, in the evening, Ian Clayton, presenter of "Tonight". YTV's regional magazine, took the crew inside the pub.
The programme is shoot-ing a series of films about public houses, where unusual clubs or societies meet. lan first came across the "Pie Club" at the beginning of April this year when he was invited by OBIPPAS to be a celebrity Judge at its annual Pork Pie Championships, after which he vowed to return with a camera.
Founded in 1984, the society, meets in the same "reserved" corner of the Old Bridge Inn every Saturday evening and is as strange and secretive as the pub itself.
The Old Bridge Inn must be one of only a few in the country which carries no indication at all that it is a public house and at the bar there are no pump-clips on the rows of hand pumps (other than the guest beer of the week) to indicate the choice of traditional beers on offer.
Ian and the technical crew of the "Tonight" pro-gramme will also be visiting other pubs in Lincolnshire and Norfolk for the six part series