March 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 March 2011

World Events

Libya still fighting and Gadaffi regaining territory in the East.
Barnsley election, Labour win and Liberal Democrats lose deposit.
Welsh Assembly get the right to pass laws without going back to UK government.

Prescription charges going up to £7.40.

Bristol Cars the last luxury British car goes into liquidation.

Spitfire  75 years old.


Irish beat the English at Cricket in World Cup.

Birmingham beat Arsenal in Carling Cup, first silverware they have won in 70 .


Tonight we had a variety of pork pies with the following additional  fillings : Stilton, apple, Branston, black pudding.

Kevin   Fresh, thin pastry, well packed with meat. Enjoyed the different flavours.

Score   9.0/10

Richard   Enjoyed the variety, very fresh thin crispy pastry, nice meat. Enjoyed the apple and pork.

Score   8.0/10

Bruce   Selection box of pies. Ultra fresh, thin crispy pastry. Meat full of flavour. Nice to taste the black pudding, apple, Stilton and Branston pickle, preferred the plain pork.

Score   8.0/10

Peter   Thin crispy pastry. Meat was luncheon meat.

Score   7.5/10

Phil   Had pork,black pudding and apple, pork pie the worst. Span like meat.

Score   8.5/10

John   Had the Stilton, Branston and Pork. Fresh,thin pastry. Good party pie.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   John

Fetch   Halifax Market and made by Lockwood's of Ovenden.

Price   ??

Average   8.1

Pie Meeting Saturday 12th  March 2011

World Events

Japanese earthquake is the worst in its history.

Daily Star reporter admits he made up stories.

Sowerby Bridge man dies when lorry fell over in high winds in the middle of Leeds.

Gadaffi making up ground in Libya.


Man wins £1.5 million for a £2 bet.

Arsenal out of European Cup.

Italy beat France, Wales beat Ireland at Rugby.

Bangladesh beat England at cricket.


John   Good looker, golden crispy pastry, lardy but peppery coarse meat. Not a lot of jelly. Not a bad pie.

Score   7.5/10

Kevin   Golden shiny, fresh packed with meat, Peppery, liked it.

Score   8.5/10

Howard   Crisp pastry, packed with meat.  Lots of pork taste, peppery.

Score   6.0/10

Mark   Crispy pastry but sticky. Tasty pastry, no jelly, good flavour. Quite a good pie.

Score   8.0/10

Tim   Good crisp sticky pastry, Bit of smoky flavour.

Score   7.0/10

Peter   Crisp tasty pastry, Really tasty pork with flavour. Quality pie.

Score   9.0/10

Phil   Good looker, not keen on the meat, no jelly.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Phil

Fetch   Metcalfes of Cleckheaton

Price   98p

Average   7.5

Pie Meeting Saturday 19th March 2011

World Events

Libya now has no fly zone and Gadaffi announced a cease fire.

Japan nuclear plant now under control. Death toll for the Tsunami and Earthquake is over 10000.

Red Nose Day made over £74 million.

Moon is 7000 miles nearer than usual.


Ireland beat England at Rugby 24 - 8

Olympic tickets go on sale.

Cheltenham Gold Cup held last week, Long Run won at 9-2

3 English clubs go through to Champions League, Chelsea, Man Utd and  Tottenham.


Mark   A very dry pie, no jelly, soft pastry, hard granular and peppery meat.

Score   4.5/10

Richard   Meat was granular, salty, pastry was rubbery.

Score   6.5/10

Bruce   Looked nice, pastry was soft. no jelly, well filled and nicely spiced.

Score   6.0/10

Peter   Dry dessicated pastry, tasty meat.

Score   6.0/10

Phil   Yesterday's pie. Horrible dry pastry, meat had flavour.

Score   5.0/10

John   Good looker, golden dry lardy pastry, Course peppery meat. Was it pork?

Score   5.5/10

Tim   Very dry.

Score   5.0/10

Kevin   Was yesterdays. Dry thick pastry, meat fantastic, peppery.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Harfield Farm Shop, Bailiff Bridge.

Price   £1

Average   5.7

Pie Meeting Saturday 26th  March 2011

World Events

Liz Taylor, film star dies aged 79.

Jet Harris dies at 71.

Protest march in London changes into riot.

Budget this week and 1p off a litre of petrol.

Big radiation leak in Japanese nuclear plant.


England beat Wales at football.

Oxford beat Cambridge in boat race.


Peter   Big tasty pie, crispy pastry, succulent porky and spicy meat.

Score   9.0/10

Phil   Good looking pie, well filled, spot on meat,very fresh, lovely pie.

Score   10/10

John   Lovely pie, golden, very fresh, succulent meat. Belter of a pie.

Score   9.5/10

Bruce   Cracking looking pie, exceedingly well glazed like a soldiers boot. Crispy melt in the mouth pastry. Lovely perfectly spiced meat.

Score   9.5/10

Tim   Everything a pie should be.

Score   9.0/10

Mark   Crispy pastry, nutty pastry, well glazed. Tasty coarse meat. Brilliant pie.

Score   9.5/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Cryer and Stott Pontefract Market.

Price   £1.21

Average   9.4   This is the highest average mark ever recorded and so the best ever fetch.


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