December 2012   




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 2012

Pie Meeting Saturday 8th December 2012

World Events

Syria warned not to use chemical weapons, bombs, tanks and bullets are OK though. 

Kate Middelton our future Queen is pregnant. Hoax call from Australian GJs pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles leads ends in the suicide of the nurse who put the call through to the ward.

More celebrities accused of assaulting teenagers years ago. 

Starbucks have agreed to pay more tax after being found to have paid very little corporation tax through clever and legal accounting methods. 


Freddie Flintoff cricketer wins his first boxing match.

Manchester City out of European Cup and Europa Cup.

England  on verge of winning 3rd test against India.


Howard   Large, well filled, dry pastry, coarse meat,porky taste,little spice,short of jelly. Disappointed.

Score   7.0/10

Peter   Well filled, little jelly, OK pie, well made and fresh.

Score   6.5/10

Kevin   Typical pie from a typical pork butcher, not made on the premises. Fresh,big and full of meat. Little bit bland.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Shay Lane Pork Butchers.

Price   £1.10

Average   7.0

Pie Meeting 15th December 2012

World Events

27 killed in Connecticut USA. More discussion on gun law.

Patrick Moore dies at 89.

Kenneth Kendal dies at 88.

Alex Moulton dies at 92.

Punch up in Ukrainian Parliament.

Gay marriage now legal but illegal in Church of England and Wales.


Bradford City beat Arsenal in League Cup.

England beat India in Test Match. 2 – 1 up in series of 4.


Mark   Soft pastry, old pie but unfortunately a big one. Insipid jelly. Big lumps of insipid meat. Salty but not flavoursome.

Score   4.5/10

Howard   Boring pastry.  Fill to brim latex substance. Tasteless salty meat. Awful.

Score   3.0/10

Peter   Not as bad as reported above. Actually average but not as good as they usually are.

Score   5.5


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch  Sharlands of Paddock Huddersfield

Price   £1.30

Average   4.3

Pie Meeting Saturday 29th December 2012

World Events

Wettest ever year since records began. 

Storming Norman, American General  dies at 78.

Fifty sheds  of Grey is outselling Fifty Shades of Grey.

Queens Speech in 3D. 

Gerry Anderson creator of Thunderbirds dies at 86.

Parking meter inventor gets a knighthood.

Piers Morgan says  America  needs better Gun Laws. Gun  lobby want him deported. Pie Club say you can keep him!

Cherie Blair gets New Year’s Honour!


Jessica Ennis, Mo Farrah, Bradley Wiggins, Victoria Pedleton and Halifax girl Hannah Cockroft and many more get New Years honours.  

Tony Greig England Cricketer dies aged 66.

Arsenal win 7-3 against Newcastle.

Chelsea win 8 – 0 against Aston Villa.

Man Utd win 4 - 3 against Newcastle. on boxing day.


Peter   Big good looking pie. Well polished top. Fresh dry pastry. Not much jelly. Well filled. A good solid tasty Pork Pie. Liked it.

Score   8.0/10

Kevin   Good looking pie. Looked appetising. Like eating a Weetabix wtihout milk Lots of compacted meat. Hard to swallow. Fresh, could have been a good pie.

Score   6.0/10

Phil   Fine example of a pork pie. Crunchy pastry. Full of meat.

Score   8.0/10

Mark   Well finished pie, excellent appearance. Packed to the rafters with meat. Needed jelly and pepper. Crispy, nutty pastry.

Score   7.5/10

Fred   Looked beautiful, pastry was dry, meat was dry, jelly was dry. Disappointed.

Score   6.0/10

Bruce   Good looking pie. Well glazed, Thick crunchy pastry. Lacked jelly. Meat was tasty and compact. Could have done with more spice. Fresh.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Bruce

Fetch   Wilsons of Morley.

Price   £1

Average   7.3 

Happy New Year to Everyone from the Pie Club. 


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