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 competition will be tough but the meat should be tender at an
upcoming pork pie contest. Up to 50 entrants from across the country
will battle it out at the Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, to be named maker
of the best pie of 2007. The event organised by Ripponden’s Pork Pie
Appreciation Society is expected to attract more than 300 pie lovers
and raise £2,000 for Alzheimer’s charities. Society member Stuart
Booth, of Outlane, said the competition had been running since 1992 but
this year’s will be the biggest yet.
He said: “It’s always a great day. “There have been entrants from
Glasgow to Southampton and the judges panel can’t wait to get tasting.
We are in search of the perfect pie.” The winner will receive £100anda
silver trophy. Ten finalists will receive certificates of commendation.
Elland Silver Youth Band will provide entertainment and there will be
hand-made pie displays by John Lord, of Bradford. Judging will take
place in a marquee. One of the panel is last year’s winner Simon Haigh
of Hinchliffe Butchers, Netherton, Huddersfield. Mr Haigh said: “The
perfect pie will have a combination of thin pastry, tasty jelly and a
palatable texture and filling. The key is attention to detail and
appearance.” He said the competition, which will take place on Saturday
March 24, was well regarded In the industry because it was one of the
few which was run by consumers.
The society was formed by Mr Booth’s brother Kevin and a group of
friends who enjoyed a pork pie after a workout on Saturday afternoons
in the early 1980s.