April 2014   




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 2014

Pork Pie Meeting Saturday 5th April 2014

World Events

Maria Miller, Culture Secretary in expenses row. Pie Club says she should go.

Farage beats Clegg in European televised head to head.

Malaysian airliner - black box may have been located.

A wall fell and killed a child in Edinburgh.

UK Coal closing the Kellingley Pit in South Yorkshire.

Dawlish sea wall now restored.


Leeds Utd now bought by rich Italian.

Grand National today.  

Halifax Town beat Nuneaton 1-0


Bruce   Pale looking pie. Chewy pastry, tasty jelly,well filled. Meat succulent and spicey.

Score   8.5/10

Richard   Big, well packed lots of jelly. Attractive aerial view. Side elevation was like a suet pudding.

Score   7.5/10. Inoffensive  pie.

Peter   Big well filled pie. Fresh but soft pastry. Lacked spice.

Score   7.0/10

Mark   Soft pastry.Luncheon meat,salty, no spice.

Score   5.5/10

Howard   Large well glazed pie. Soggy pastry, finely ground meat. Strong pork taste and no spice.

Score   6.0/10

Tim   Good looking but a bit pale.Well filled with meat ,sticky pastry.Peppery meat and to salty. Not bad.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Tim

Fetch   Robinson’s of Northowram.

Price   £1.23

Average   6.9

Pork Pie Meeting Saturday 12thApril 2014

World Events

MP for Ribble Valley Nigel Evans acquitted of sexual allegations.

3 year old girl in Australia lost from bedroom turns up.

9 month old baby arrested for murder in Pakistan.

Omagh bombing 25 years ago – someone arrested.


Sheffield half marathon did not get water delivered and cancelled it! Runners set off anyway.

Boat race Oxford win again.

Wigan vs Arsenal – Arsenal goes through on penalties.


Tim   not a bad looking pie well glazed. Good looking until you cut it open. Paltry amount of meat. Soggy pastry. Jelly reasonable. Texture sawdust.  Bog average pie.

Score   5.0/10

Oliver   pale looking pie.  Evenly filled even jelly. Very porky smelling. lacking seasoning. Regarding paleness definitely a Lancashire pie. Wrong side of ‘t hill. Strong.

Score   6.0/10

Mark   sticky. Pastry sticky. Jelly was solid, the meat was well seasoned peppery. Old pie. Tasted straight from the fridge.

Score   6.0/10

Pete   very cold pie. Thick, soft pastry. well filled but lacking seasoning. Looked quite good. All right.

Score   6.0/10

Bruce   Sticky pastry, tasty jelly, well filled.  Spicey coarse meat. Good looking pie.

Score   7.0\10


Fetcher   Bruce

Fetch   Brosters Farm Shop, Outlane.

Price   £1.10

Average   6

Mystery scribe – Mary

Pie Meeting Saturday 19th April 2014

World Events

Sinking of Ferry off South Korea over 300 missing, Captain is arrested.

Missing plane from Malaysia  still not found. Pinger battery has run out.

Longleat Safari Park – car set on fire, could not get out of the car because lions were prowling. Rescued by ranger.


Halifax Town win again 2-1 against Macclesfield. Halifax 3rd in the league.

Leeds win 1-0 against Barnsley. 

Mo Farrar was 8th in London Marathon, expected to win. Did he get his tactics wrong?

Louis Hamilton got Pole in Chinese GP and he has the record for British Pole Positions.

England announce new cricket coach.


Kevin   Fantastic pie. Thin fresh pastry, moist succulent meat. Did not need jelly and did not much!. Not much afterburn and didn’t matter. It was like eating fillet pork!

Score   9.5/10

Oli   Lovely biscuity crisp fresh pastry but a little thick. Well seasoned, nice texture.

Score   8.0/10

Tim   Looked fresh and was fresh but a little undercooked.

Score   7.5/10

Mark   Nice looking pie. Reminded me of Hesseltines of Elland. Thin pastry, small amount of jelly but did not need a lot. Nice favoured meat but could have used a little more spice.

Score   7.5/10

Howard   Small pie, looked good but pastry was undercooked and not crisp.Very tasty meat.

Score   6.5/10

Gav   Nice looking pie. Tasty meat, jelly not distributed evenly. More spice needed. Would eat another. A canny pie.

Score   8.0/10

Bruce   Small good looking pie. Fresh pastry, little underdone, jelly needed more flavour. Meat was tasty had a little afterburn. Had potential to be a great pie if it had been in the oven a little longer.

Score   8.0/10

Peter   Good looking and nicely glazed. Very fresh and crisp pastry. Well filled with tasty meat. Not a lot of jelly and that is the way I like it. A first class pie that would have been even better with a little more pepper.

Score   8.5/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   J Mettrick and Son of Glossop

Price   £1.25

Average   7.9


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