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
Nestled in a quiet corner of the Ripponden Conservation area by the ancient
pack-horse bridge is possibly one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets. This
lovely, low slung, cruck framed, crazy angled, cobbled fronted,
whitewashed little pub certainly packs a big punch.
Three separate bar areas furnished with antique furniture and
a few well chosen prints create a homely atmosphere. The Old Bridge Inn
is featured in many independent food and pub guides. Owners Tim and
Lindsay Eaton Walker are passionate in maintaining the authenticity of
You won't find muzac and gaming machines here. Only ales from independent
brewers are served, and genuine imported lagers. A good selection of
wines, spirits, aperitifs and soft drinks is always available. Only
home cooked food is served, seasonal and locally sourced where possible
by Lindsay and the latest addition to the team, Yvonne Lumb (a talented
young chef who can create mouth watering dishes at the drop of a hat).
Lindsey P and Jenny continue to prepare the ever popular weekday salad
and cold meats carvery lunch as popular now as it was in 1963 Booking
definitely advisable. Only five miles from the M62, J22, the Bridge can
take some finding to the uninitiated, but once found, most folks just
keep coming back.
Garlic Tiger Prawns on
lemon and coriander cous-cous
Fricasse of Wild
Mushrooms on a
Braised Chicken leg on fondant potato with creamed cabbage and smoked bacon.
Goats cheese and chive Ravioli with roast butternut squash and beetroot