June 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 4th June 2011

World Events

4 people killed in oil explosion in Wales.

Former pie competition winner Andrew Jones Pies, in administration.

Phil is going to retire from the pie club but has not decided when.

E Coli bacteria in vegetables from Germany, 12 dead so far.

British helicopter shot at in Libya.

Drilling for gas and oil in Blackpool causes earthquake.


Huddersfield loose 3 - 1 in promotion to Championship league match with Peterborough.

FIFA corruption scandal.

Pour moi wins the Derby.


Peter   Soggy pastry, not much taste in the meat.

Score   5.0/10

Richard   Meat tasteless, no smell, no spice, pastry was fatty. Looked OK.

Score   3.0/10

Phil   Looked good, really nice pastry and jelly, meat awful with no taste.

Score   5.0/10

John   Squat pie, sad pastry, being moist was the only thing going for it.

Score   4.0/10

Kevin   Good looking rustic pie. Thin pastry, soft  Bland tasteless meat, Jelly hadn't any taste either.

Score   6.0/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Evervale in Westvale.

Price   £1

Average   4.6

Pie Meeting Saturday 11th June 2011

World Events

Bruce Forsyth gets a knighthood.

Duke of Edinburgh is 90 this week.

Drought in East Anglia.

Germany confirmed the E.Coli outbreak was caused by bean shoots and not Spanish cucumbers.

Syria in turmoil.


TT races  held and 3 people died.

Two Brits in Queens semi finals.


Phil   Lovely pastry if a bit burnt.Meat had flavour, not a great pie.

Score   6.5/10

John   Looked oldie worldly, pastry was soft and thick but tasted nice. Meat succulent, course.

Score   8.0/10

Kevin   Burnt, tasty pastry, not a lot of meat. Lovely pie. Really enjoyed it.

Score   8.0/10

Bruce   Burnt, looked hand made. Tasty pastry, tasty jelly, meat succulent and spicy. The whole lot blended together to make a great pie .Ultra fresh.

Score   9.0/10

Mark   Fresh, jelly soaked into pastry, meat was soft but nice flavour.

Score   7.5/10

Peter   Crisp burnt and fresh pastry, Small, not much meat but succulent.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Elite Meats of Harrogate

Price   £1.20

Average   7.7

Pie Meeting Saturday 18th June 2011

World Events

Pension crisis, strike planned on 30 June by teachers and other public sector workers.

Ed Balls Labour shadow chancellor says VAT should be reduced.

NHS planned  reforms now being modified to molify the medical profession.

Greece want more money to bail them out from the EU.


Andy Murrey wins Qweens tennis tournament.

Macalroy, Northern Ireland golfer leading US Open.

Olympic tickets washout, no one in Pie Club get any. 5 times oversubscribed.

Tim   Pale, jelly on top, bakers custard pie pastry. Not at lot of flavour.

Score   4.0/10

Kevin   Looked pale, unattractive, swimming with jelly. Surprisingly crisp, crunchy, fresh, thin pastry, aferburn. Very pleasant pie.

Score   8.0/10

Peter   Did not look good, jelly on top not a good idea.Pastry was crisp. Liked the pastry, meat was pleasant without be too flavoursome. OK  pie if a little shallow.

Score   7.0/10

Mark   Pale, soft and crispy pastry. Abundance of jelly. Not a bad flavour.

Score   6.5/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Ham Corner on Todmorden Market.

Price   80p

Average   6.4

Pie Meeting Saturday 25th June 2011

World Events

Millie Dowler killer gets life and to stay in jail for ever.

Greece gets second bail out.

Libya War cost £250 million so far.

Sectarian riots in Belfast started by Loyalists.

Glastonberry festival a mudbath as usual. U2 were singing in the rain and they were good.


Wimbledon starts. Andy Murray in last 16.

Chelsea sign manager younger than the players.

Gipsy Moth had its mast snapped in trip around the Isle of Wight.


Graham   Not bad appearance, pastry was soggy. Well filled but short of seasoning.

Score   5.0/10

Tim   A day or two old. Well filled.

Score   5.0/10

Peter   A Hovis of a pie. Pastry was brown, soft and dry. Tasty,quite spicy with just enough jelly. I woud have liked crispy pastry but really enjoyed it.

Score   8.0/10

Joe   Hardly any jelly, lot of meat, soggy pastry. Very dry.

Score   3.0/10

Kevin   Would have been good 3 days ago. Very soft pastry. Lots of sweet tasty brown jelly. Full little bit of spice.

Score   6.0/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Bridge that Gap Cafe, Ripponden.

Price   £1.40


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