January 2015   




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 2015

Pie Meeting Saturday 3rd January 2015

World Events

36 killed in Shanghai after fake money in the streets caused a stamped.

Prince Andrew alleged to be involved in sex scandal involving young girls.

Airplane blown off runway on Stonaway.  


Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool after 17 years.

Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-3. Chelsea hang onto leadership of Premiership on goal difference.

Ladies Oxford vs Cambridge boat race to be held on the same day as the men’s.


Howard   Small pie, well baked with crispy pastry that was soggy in parts. Coarse meat lacked flavour. Lot of jelly.

Score   5.0/10

Tim   Does not look fresh, and does not taste fresh. Well filled with even jelly. No spice and not much salt. Pork tasted off!

Score   2.0/10

Kevin   Big pie! Short pastry, lardy on the bottom. Full to the brim with meat. Not spicy but tasty meat. Fresh and I enjoyed it.

Score   8.0/10

Peter   Average sized pie! Do we all need glasses? Three different size estimates. Fresh crisp pastry and tasty meat.

Score   7.0/10

Mark   Average size and packed with meat. Gaps filled with jelly. Needed more pepper.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Hopkins of Birkenshaw

Price   £1.30

Average   6.0 ( would of course been a lot higher but for Landlord Tim’s lack of taste buds)

Pie Meeting Saturday 10th January 2015

World Events

Terrorist attacks in Paris . 12 dead at Charlie Hebdon satirical magazine team. Further deaths in Jewish quarter.

Tesco cancel plans to build 50 new stores, and will close over 40.

World’s biggest container ship docked at Felixstowe.

Boris and Cameron in Halifax – election fever already.

Fastest wind ever in Stornoway – 113 miles an hour.

A&E departments in crisis.  Circle walks away.


Graham Taylor (footballers’ union chief) in hot water for comparing convicted rapist with Hillsborough situation.

Huddersfield Town win today. Halifax win in FA trophy round.


Richard   Oval shape - is it a Lancashire pie?  Soggy pastry – has the jelly soaked in?  Very nice meat, very spicey, compact.  Nice size. Liked it.

Score   7.5/10

Pete   Oval. Reminiscent of Holts of Halifax. Soft pastry Well filled, peppery. Enjoyed it.

Score   8.0/10

Kevin   A pie from the past. Holt look- a –like. Soft, doughy, tasteless pastry. Excellent jelly, lovely peppery meant. Would have been a great pie but for the pastry.

Score   7.0/10

Mark   Like a Waites’ pie. Soft pastry. Bit cold. Liberal amounts of jelly. Bland meat in my pie. Alright pie.

Score   5.5/10

Tim   “Hell, it’s got some pepper in it”  Left without scoring. Howard says he would have given it.

Score   7.0/10

Howard   Unusual shaped pie. Soggy pastry. Well filled.  Plenty of tasty jelly. Tasty meat, but too fine for me.  Plenty of after burn.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Howard

Fetch   Waites, hebden bridge.

Price   £1.20


Pie Meeting Saturday 17th January 2015

World Events

Belgium Police shoot Islamists who were targeting Police.

Southampton ship that ran aground now being pumped out.

Beagle has landed on Mars and they have just found it.

Prince Andrew and Ghislane Maxwell in underage sex scandal.

Petrol down again to £1.05p


El Capitan in Yosemite California free climbed for the first time.

Lisa Yarald won second race in Skeleton Bob sleigh.

Bradford City beat Milwall 4-0 in FA Cup and face Chelsea in next round.


Tim   Fresh as a daisy. Looked like it had been dropped since meat on one side. No after burn or spice. Pastry alright. 7

Howard   Well presented pie. Pastry fresh but too much of it. Quite a bit of jelly but not much taste to it. Meat coarse but greasy.No spice or afterburn. Bland. 6

Mark   Shallow pie. Lovely pastry, sweet and nutty. Nice succulent meat.

Score   8.5/10

Kevin   Rustic looking pie. Fresh pastry. No jelly. Well filled. Bland taste.

Score   6.5/10

Peter   Fresh and crisp pastry. Succulent meat. Enjoyed it.

Score   8.0/10

Fetcher Oliver is absent.  Ave 7.2 95p from Lockwoods of Halifax.


Fetcher   Oliver

Fetch Lockwoods of Halifax

Price   ??

Average   7.2

Pie Meeting Saturday 24th January 2015

World Events

Deirdre  from Coronation street died at age 60.

Leon Brittan died at 75.

King of Saudi Arabia died at 90.

First heavy snow of the Winter.

UKIP candidate says benefit claimants should not be allowed to drive.

Scottish nurse released from Hospital after recovering from Ebola.


Man Utd draw 0-0 against Cambridge only survivors of the top Premiership Clubs in FA Cup.

Bradford  beat Chelsea 4-2 at Chelsea after being 2–0 down.

Man City lose 2 – 0 against Middlebough.

Southhampton lose against Crystal Palace 2-3.


Peter   Big pie with dark, crisp pastry.  Well filled with tasty spicy meat. A nice pie.

Score   8.0/10

Howard   Large pie very pale ( half were light and half dark)  Well filled with meat,quite a bit of jelly,coarse meat  Peter ( guest)

The overcooked dark pie had crunchy pastry but not a lot of jelly. The pale pie was lardy. Meat of the dark one was spicy.

Score   8.0/10 for the dark one 5.0/10 for the light one.

Julie (Guest)

Dark pie was well filled with crispy pastry. Meat was bland and not enough jelly.

Score   7.0/10 Paler pie was bland lardy and soggy pastry  6.0/10 

Mark   Dark pie only, Nice crispy pastry quite thin and well packed with meat. No room for jelly. Nice meat but a bit creasy. Not very spicy but good afteburn.

Score   7.5/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Slitheroe Bridge in Ripponden.

Price   £1.30

Average   6.9


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