May 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 4th May 2013

World Events

UKIP gain lots of votes in by elections. 

Bill Roach (Ken Barlow) on charge of rape from  1967.

Stuart Hall admits sexual assaults from years ago.

Forest fires in California.


Hull have got promotion to Premier league.

Halifax Town beat Guiseley 2 -0 and are now in league playoffs.

Huddersfield Town draw 2 all against Barnsley and saves both from relegation.


A variety of artisan pies presented. Therefore difficult to get a good consensus of opinion on the pies which had been in the fridge all afternoon and lacked taste. The Fetcher Kevin had to leave them at the Pub in the morning.

Pie Meeting Saturday 11th May 2013

World Events

Girl found in Bangladesh  Textile factory collapse after 17 days in the rubble. 

3 girls found in Ohio, USA after being kidnapped 10 years ago.

Deputy Speaker charged with male rape and sexual abuse.

Worst Moorland fires for 20 years above Ripponden.

Sport Events

Ronnie O’Sullivan wins snooker World Championship for the 5th time.

Alex Ferguson retires after more than 26 years as manager of Man United,

Wigan beat Man City 1-0 in FA cup final, their first ever trophy.

28 years ago today 56 football fans went to see their favourite team in Bradford and did not return after a fire at the Stadium.


Peter   Soggy pastry but quite tasty meat. Big gaps between the pastry and meat.

Score   6.0/10

Kevin   Pastry was thin and floury  bland taste, little jelly, coarse lean meat. OK pie.Would be good with pickles and salad.

Score   6.5/10

Bruce   Interesting looking pie. Soft pastry, bakers style with a sweet aftertaste. Little jelly but tasty. Coarse compact tasty meat. Gaps in the pie. Lacks spice. Liked it.

Score   8.0/10

Tim   Dry pastry, little flavour, no jelly but well filled. Average.

Score   5.0/10

Mark   Soft dry pastry, loads of tasty jelly. Meat was nice texture but needed more seasoning. Yesterday’s pie I think.

Score   6.0/10

Luke   Anaemic pastry that had sagged in the middle. Few voids that needed more meat. Seasoning also lacking.

Score   6.0/10


Fetcher   Luke

Fetch   Drake and Macefield of Settle.

Price   £1.00

Average   6.25

Pie Meeting Saturday 18th May 2013

World Events

UKIP boss Nigel Farage heckled when he went to Scotland. He called the Scottish Nationalists Fascists!

BP and Shell investigated for Petrol price fixing.

Headteachers give a vote of no confidence in Michael Gove.

A&E depts. In crisis  due to too much demand.


David Beckham retired.

Mancini sacked from Manchester City.

Halifax Town promoted.

Bradford City promoted. 


Peter   Big, pale pie, pastry could have been crispier, well filled, cold, mild porky flavour, more spice needed.

Score   7.5/10

Mark   Hefty pastry, golden pastry, looked soft and sticky but was not. Rammed  full of meat. Needed more pepper.

Score   8.0/10

Oli   Bold looking pie, colour of straw. Jam packed with meat. Soft pastry, Lots of seasoning.

Score   7.5/10

Tim   Looked reasonable, Soggy pastry stuck to my denture. Sweet pastry, lacked spice.

Score   6.0/10

Fred   One of the nicest pies I have had for a while.

Score   9.0/10

Bruce   A squat stocky pie, well glazed golden pastry, sweet soft thick pastry, coarse well compacted tasty meat. Nice jelly but needed more spice.

Score   8.5/10


fetcher   Bruce

Fetch   Robinsons Farm Shop of Northowram, Halifax.

Price   £1.10

Average   7.8

Pie Meeting Saturday 25th May 2013

World Events

Soldier hacked to death by Islamists outside Woolwich Barracks. He leaves a wife from Halifax and son.

300 people on plane from Pakistan to Manchester diverted to Stansted and escorted by fighter jets due to two male passengers trying to get into the cabin.

Race riots in Sweden.


Bayern  Munich beat Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in Champions league final 2 – 1

Hannah Cockcroft has beaten her own 100 metres World Record.


Oli   Lots of spice, nice jelly, good pie.

Score   7.5/10

Tim   Good crunchy pastry, good coarse meat, Stonking pie.

Score   9.0/10

Bruce   Nice sized pie. Crunchy pastry, tasty jelly, well compacted coarse meat. Bags of afterburn. Ultra fresh. A belter of a pie. Made the way pies should be.

Score   9.0/10

Peter   Big, juicy and very tasty with lots of seasoning. Crunchy, fresh pastry.

Score   9.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Hinchliffes of Netherton.

Price   £1.15

Average   8.6


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