February 2011   




Artisan Class


1st Honley Village  Butchers – pork, chorizo, goats cheese & sweet chilli sauce 
2nd Keith Dyson – full English breakfast
3rd Honley Village Butchers – pork, chicken & stuffing
4th J. Thomas of Helmsley 
5th E. Middlemiss – pork, stuffing & Yorkshire chutney


Traditional Class


1st Hoffman’s of Wakefield 
2nd Wilson’s of Crossgates, Leeds 
3rd Broster’s of Lindley, Huddersfield.
4th Honley Village Butchers, Huddersfield.


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Pie Club Meetings 2011

Pie Meeting Saturday 5th February 2011

World Events

Egypt still in turmoil and President has not left yet.

Sally Burcoe the Speaker’s wife gets her kit off and gets her husband in trouble.

Cyclone hits Australia but not as bad as expected.

Landslide stops trains on Leeds Manchester railway at Halifax.

Portsmouth  Landlady challenges Sky with a cheap deal from Greece.


England beat Wales, Scotland lost to France, Italy beaten by Ireland in 6 Nations.

Murray gets hammered in Australia.


Peter   Well filled, the pastry is a bit fatty, excellent pie but a little more pepper would have been good.

Score   8.5/10

Phil   Robust looking pie. Thin bottomed. Well filled.

Score   7.5/10

John   Well filled, fresh  crunchy pastry, lardy pastry, compact meat. More spice needed.

Score   8.0/10

Bruce   Fresh with crispy crunchy pastry. Well filled course compacted meat. Needed more seasoning. Moist meat.

Score   8.5

Mark   Very fresh pie,  crispy tasty pastry, not much jelly. Luncheon meat texture. No pepper.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Hopkins of Birkinshaw.

Price   95p

Average   8

Pie Meeting Saturday 12th February 2010

World Events

President Mubarak of Egypt finally resigns after weeks of protest. What happens next?

MPs vote against votes for prisoners.

Old Lady in Northampton lays into thieves and scares them away.

Sowerby Bridge traffic warden books cars on yellow line whilst his car is parked on yellow line.


England beat Denmark in friendly football match.

England beat Italy in Rugby.

West Ham get the Olympic Stadium after the games.

Two horses die at Newbury, electrocuted by underground cable.


Fred   Looked like a bakers pie. Fabulous pastry. Coarse tasty meat.

Score   9.0/10

Peter   Pastry sublime, crunchy thin and fresh. Meat was coarse, porky and well seasoned. Just the right amount of jelly.

Score   9.0/10

Phil   Classic pie, fresh,crisp pastry, tasty coarse meat.

Score   8.0/10

John   Golden brown, well filled,lovely pastry, coarse porky meat.

Score   9.0/10

Bruce   Ultra fresh, crunchy pastry, flavoursome castelations, sliver of tasty jelly, coarse tasty jelly, coarse tasty meat. Nicely spiced with a good afterburn.

Score   9.0/10


Fetcher   Bruce

Fetch   Metcalfes of Cleakheaton

Price   98p

Average   8.8

Pie Meeting Saturday 19th February 2011

World Events

More unrest in Arabia, Bahrain shoots its citizens.

Alternative voting referendum talked about.

New cat in number 10 Downing St to kill the rats!

Woman in Holmefirth found murdered in her garage.

Olypmic Games tickets on sale this week.

Tax on oil to be reduced in Europe but not in UK.


Manchester United beat Crawley 1 - 0

Chelsea out of FA Cup to Everton on penalties.


Graham   Poor pie, pastry was dry, well filled but short of seasoning and no seasoning. Hard going.

Score   4.0/10

Mark   Hard pastry, greasy,bit of jelly but not room for much, coarse meat, lots of afterburn.

Score   7.0/10

Peter   Big and rustic looking. very hard and greasy pastry. Compact and cold meat. Lack of seasoning. Certianly big.

Score   4.0/10

Joe   Very hard, no pepper at all, no jelly, poor meat, no taste.

Score   3.0/10

Kevin   Rustic hand raised pie, greasy feel, crunchy pastry, well filled, needed more spice, quality meat.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Farmhouse butchers  of Gloucester

Price   £1.50 Bit expensive for Yorkshire pockets.

Average   5.6

Pie Meeting Saturday 26th February 2011

World Events

Libya still in turmoil. Gadaffi defiant.

New Zealand suffers Earthquake in Christchurch. Hundreds feared dead.

Murderer in York Prison killed by fellow prisoner.

Republic of Ireland goes to the polls and Fienna Fail fail to get elected.


Olympic Velodrome opens.

England beat France at Rugby.


Phil   Big good looking pie,well filled,liberal amount of jelly. Needed a little more seasoning. Crispy pastry in parts.

Score   8.0/10

John   Big pie, full of meat, soft pastry in places, fresh, needed a little more flavour.

Score   8.5/10

Kevin   A man's pie, big, heavy, succulent meat, tasty meat, soft pastry, lovely pie.

Score   8.0/10

Christopher   Looked good, lot of meat, not enough jelly, needed more seasoning.

Score   6.0/10

Peter   Big, beautiful, brown, soggy pastry, good meat, lack of seasoning but still a good pie.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Simon Haigh of Bolster Moor.

Price   £1.07

Average   7.7


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