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
Simon, the pie man from Fladbury, may have just completed the world’s first five-tier pork pie as a unique variation on the traditional wedding cake.
Simon Taylor, owner of Fladbury Pies & Sausages, was commissioned to make the replica cake in the classic recipe of his famous pork pies for a wedding.
The award winning pie maker has made big pork pies before, and while other couples have had similar pork pie wedding cakes, this is possibly the world’s first five-tier example. He said: “We are famous for our pork pies. We have won awards for them and people come from miles to try them.
It’s just a bit of fun. We have made big pork pies but have never been asked to make a tiered pork pie before. It was made to the same recipe of our smaller pies, but still looked like a wedding cake.” The cake, or pie, worth £90, was made at the request of Russell Powell, from Peopleton, who married long time partner Belinda Jane Twine at the Civic Centre in Pershore on Saturday.