May 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

Pie Meeting Saturday 3rd May 2014 

World Events

Max Clifford goes down for 8 years for sexual assault.

Jeremy Clarkson in trouble for using the N word.

Judge Bristoe first black female judge jailed for 16 months for perjury and perverting the course of justice.

Leeds school teacher stabbed and killed by pupil.

Annual Pork Pie competition (22nd) a great success. Hinchliffes win again.


Halifax Town win first play off leg against Cambridge 1-0 in Conference play offs.

Birmingham and Norwich relegated.

Man City beat Everton.

Man Utd beaten by Sunderland.


Pie Club enjoy a selection of the tremendous pies from Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop who won both the traditional and artisan classes.

The artisan pies with caramelised onion and cheese were a big hit.

 Pie Meeting Saturday 10th May 2014

World Events

Nigerian school girls taken by Islamist extremists  and remain kidnapped.

Armed robber nickname Skull Cracker escaped from Open Prison and robbed a bank. Now back inside.

Rolf Harris trial begins for sexual assaults.

RAF man investigated for posing with a dead Afghan.

Jeremy Clarkson in trouble for reading a nursery rhymm with the N word in it!


Man City need a draw against Villa to win this year’s Premiership title.

A dull week of Sport.


Peter   Small pie with lovely crunchy fresh pastry. Well filled with coarse meat subtly spiced. Not much jelly but did not need it.

Score   8.5/10

Bruce   Small good looking pie, crisp crunchy fresh pastry. No jelly,coarse meat with bacon bits in it. Quite tasty but needed more spice. A good pie.

Score   8.0/10

Tim   Lardy pastry,  soggy bottom. Coarse meat , not a lot of flavour.

Score   6.0/10

Luke   Pies looked all different. Cross section looked bad. Lots of flavour. Fresh pastry.

Score   7.0/10

Will   Fresh pie, a little small thick pastry. Coarse tasty meat. Lacked jelly.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   Will

Fetch   Stevenson’s  of Leeds.bought from Davies Harvey and Son of Farsley, Leeds. A new fetch

Price   £1.10

Average   7.4

Pie Meeting Saturday 17th May 2014

World News

Transexual/gender/vestite (“bearded lady”) from Austria  wins Eurovision song contest.

Police federation told to sort their act out. Hoarding £70 million, overcharging members and rife with a culture of bullying.

Bombing in Kenya. Flights to area cancelled and evacuation of tourists commenced.

Oscar Pistorius due to have psychiatric assessment.

Stuart Hall found not-guilty of rape charges but guilty of indecent assault. Remains in Jail at the age of 84.


Arsenal drawing 2-2 with Hull at full time in FA cup final having gone down 2-0 in first 8 mins. Arsenal get their first trophy in donkeys (9) years, winning 3-2 in extra time.

Saracens beat Quins 31-17 to set up premiership final against Northampton.

Bradley Wiggins keeps Yellow Jersey in Tour of California in prep for Tour de France.

Athletico Madrid win Spanish league, drawing at Barcelona.


Will  Large fairly attractive stand pie. Thick pastry as expected but fresh and tasty. Meat was Ok but chunks of lard. Too much Jelly, No afterburn.

Score   5.0/10

Bruce   Huge pie. More like a stand pie. Very thick pastry, dry and crumbly but quite tasty. Lots of jelly, but not much flavour. Meat was OK but needed more seasoning. Prefer a small pie.

Score   6.0/10

Mark   Attractive looking pie. Well cooked, nice crispy pastry. Thick pastry but had to be due to the size of the pie. Lots of jelly which was shame as it was tasteless. Enjoyed the meat. Lots of afterburn. Very fresh. Quite enjoyed it.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Luke

Fetch   Stanedge Grange Butchery, Buxton (New fetch)

Price   £3.50 Per stand pie.

Average   6.0

Pie Meeting Saturday 24th May 2014

World Events

UKIP gives all the political parties a fright in European and Local elections.

British yacht Cheeki Rapiki with 4 crew lost in Atlantic.

Prince Charles in trouble over comment about Putin being like Hitler.

FA chief Richard Scudimore in trouble over sexist email jokes.

Glasgow School of Art badly burnt.


Jack Brabham former racing driver, designer and builder, team owner died aged 81.

QPR win the Championship playoffs and in Premier league next year. 1-0 scored in last minute.£80 million goal.

Johnny Wilkinson  retires from Rugby.


Tim   Not fresh, well filled, peppery meat reasonable amount of jelly.

Score   6.0/10

Mark   Soft pastry, jelly OK needed more pepper.

Score   6.5/10

Howard   Wide pie and not much height. Claggy pasty. Lacked Jelly. Average pie.

Score   5.0/10

Bruce   Good looking pie, soft pastry, tasty jelly, succulent meat but needed more pepper. Potential to be a good pie.

Score   7.0/10

Peter   Good looking pie. Pastry soft and crisp in places. Quite tasty.

Score   7.5/10

Kevin   Shiny good looking pie. Top was crispy. Meat was pale and tasted better than it looked.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Sutcliffes of Elland.

Price   £1

Average   6.6


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