November 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 November 2011

World Events

M5 motorway crash with 7 deaths and many injures last night.

Greek prime minister still in post after vote of no confidence.

Jimmy Savile dies at 84 in his sleep.

Head of Border Agency suspended for telling border officials not to check passports.

John Lennon's tooth sold for £19,500 in Stockport.


Alex Ferguson has done 25 years at Man Utd and beat Sunderland 1 -0 today.

Huddersfield Town go 40 games without defeat.

Cricket - Pakistani players jailed for match fixing.


Peter   Large pie with crispy pastry. Well filled pie. Tasty and traditional west Yorkshire pie.

Score   8.5/10

Kevin   Pleasant lookng fresh pie with crunchy pastry. Well filled coarse meat. Lacked jelly.Dry meat.

Score   7.5/10

Hugh ( guest)   Crisp pie. Needed more jelly an spice.

Score   7.0/10

Howard   Agreed with Kevin! Good coarse meat but lacked jelly and seasoning.  Probably mass produced for Bonfire Night.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   Howard

Fetch   Hopkins of Birkinshaw.

Price   £1

Average   7.5

Pie Meeting Saturday 12th November 2011

World Events

Italian President Belisconi is expected to resign. Italy accepted austery measures.

Syria kicked out of Arab league until stop the supression of the population.

Redundancy threat to troops  on the front line.

Teresa May in trouble over border controls being relaxed.


England beat Spain 1 - 0.

FIFA ban on England footballers wearing poppies in England v Spain match lifted.

Vettel equals Nigel Mansell's record of pole positions.


Howard   Smaller than average pie. Good colour. Pastry slightly soft but fresh. Very coarse meat that lacked seasoning, plenty of jelly.

Score   8.5/10

Peter   Very soggy pastry, Very coarse meat that gave the impression there may be grissly lumps but they were not there. Little taste, too much jelly.

Score   3.5/10

Mark   Small pie, damp pastry. Coarse meat, strange texture with little balls of meat. Flavoursome meat needed more spice, tasteless jelly. Not bad but would not travel far to get it.

Score   6.5/10

Tim   Quite the worst pie I've had in a long time. Hard to find an excuse to give it a mark. Hint of seasonings Lardy soggy pastry.

Score   1.0/10

Kevin   Small, pastry a little bit soft. Very coarse meat. Lack of spice, tasty jelly. Not a hint of lard.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   C Birkinshaw, Barnsley

Price   85p

Average   5.5

Pie Meeting Saturday 26th November 2011

World Events

Thomas Cook rescued by the banks.

Rocket sent to Mars, gets there in August.

Students mugged in Leeds by large gang.

Levison enquiry into press freedom. Celibrities give evidence.

UK becoming the most obese country in the UK.


Dutch paraolympics cyclist got back the use of her legs after 13 years.

Man City lose in European Cup.

England Rugby squad report on what went wrong in World Cup leaked to the Press


Kevin   Big, heavy pie,short crunchy pastry. Very fresh. Packed with meat. Spicy, A little bit lardy.

Score   8.5/10

Mark   Good solid pie,packed with meat, bit of jelly. Needed a bit more pepper. Very fresh.

Score   8.0/10

Richard   Greasy pastry. Well filled. Meat a bit spammy, not much spice. Possibly yesterdays.

Score   6.0/10

Bruce   A big pie. Crispy fresh pastry, nice jelly. Well compacted fine meat. Fresh but lacked spice.

Score   9.0/10

Peter   Big meaty pie. Fresh, well filled, tasty porky meat. Not much jelly but enough for me. Pastry though fresh a little too short for me.

Score   8.5/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Andrew Jones

Price   £1.30

Average   8.0


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