February 2013   




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 2013

Pie Meeting Saturday 9th February 2013

World Events

Female Chief Inspector jailed for 15 months for offering information on the phone hacking scandal to the News of the World. 

A police officer arrested for perjury  in the  Andrew Mitchel “Plebgate” saga.

Two men jailed for life for killing a young man in Cardiff when he answered the door to his parents house.

Queen Beatrice of Holland abdicates in favour of her son.


England beat Scotland at Rugby 38 - 18

Ireland beat Wales at Rugby.

Andy Murray lost in final of Australian Open.


Tim   Good pie let down by small size, Plenty of jelly, coarse meat.

Score   7.0/10

Peter   Interesting looking pie, tall, fresh, lovely pastry, well filled, subtle porky flavour. A really good pie.

Score   9.0/10

Mark   Nutty pastry, crispy pastry, coarse meat, loads of afterburn.

Score   8.5/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   new Butchers at Slitheroe Bridge in Ripponden ( Name not known ) Pies made by Granges of Slathwaite.

Price   £1.30

Average   8.2

Pie Meeting Saturday 16th February 2013 

World Events

Pope resigns due to old age and illness.

God throws a rock (asteroid) and misses but got us in the Urals with a meteorite.

Oscar Pistorius ( Para Olympian) on murder charge after shooting his girl friend. 

Kevin Webster, Coronation St.  actor arrested for child rape.


England beat Ireland at Rugby (6 nations)

Chris Froome  won tour of Oman.

Blackburn beat Arsensal 1 - 0

Peter   Big, very big pie. Very well filled. Thin but quite soggy pastry especially the bottom. Needed more jelly. Spicy in parts, fine ground meat. An unusual pie and not a local one.

Score   6.0/10

Mark   Soft crumbley pastry and a solid lump of meat. Nice amount of jelly. Full of flavour. Good effort.

Score   7.5/10

Fred   Looks like a challenge. Meat was very coarse. Very tasty, plenty of jelly. Dissappointing pastry.

Score   7.0/10

Tim   Good sized pie. Not soggy pastry but looked it. Finely ground meat and rubbery. More afterburn needed.

Score   6.0/10

Luke   Good size. Fine ground meat. No jelly. Pastry was OK.

Score   7.0/10

Howard   Big, pastry was not fresh. Packed full of meat. Little jelly. Very salty, no pepper. Relieved to get to the end. Rubbery meat.

Score   5.0/10

Chris   Nice and big and full. Nice spice, thin pastry. Not enough jelly. Enjoyed it.

Score   8.0/10

Bruce   Monster sized pie. A Meal in two hands. Fresh crispy pastry.  Lashings of jelly. Solid chewy meat. Perfectly seasoned. A belter of a pie.

Score   8.0/10

Oli   Crispy pastry,packed with meat, salty but needed more pepper. A warm Spring morning with dew on the grass in the form of a pie.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   Oli

Fetch   The Pantry Denshaw

Price   £1.15

Average   6.9

The marks suggest that the batch was a mixture of pies and Oli’s comments suggest he needs to change his medication.

Pie Meeting Saturday 23rd February 2013

World Events

UK loses triple A financial rating. 

German minister says meat with horse meat should be given to the poor.

Oscar Pistorius gets bail on murder charge.

Chief Executive of Liberal Democrats LordRennad accused of sexual impropriety.

Richard Briers actor dies at 79.


Bradford to play in first cup final since 1911 against Swansea tomorrow.

England beat France 20 – 13 and Wales beat Italy (rugby)

UK win medals World Championship cycling. 

Peter   Very crisp pastry,crisp enough to make your gums bleed, obviously fresh. Good husbandry, well presented and room temperature. Well filled with tasty porky meat.

Score   8.5/10

Mark   Very crispy nutty tasty pastry, Nice amount of jelly. Nice texture to the meat.

Score   8.0/10

Howard   Good size. Nice colour.Good fresh pastry. Plenty of jelly.  Porky meat but a little lardy. Not much afterburn.

Score   8.0/10

Bruce   Lovely golden well glazed pastry with large castlations Very fresh crunchy tasty pastry.Nice amount of tasty jelly. Well compacted nicely textured tasty meat. Left a buttery taste like savoury shortbread. A belter of a pie . Only things missing was a nice afterburn.  Score   9.5/10


Fetcher   Bruce

Fetch   Bentley’s of Pudsey

Price   £1.10

Average   8.5


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