March 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 14th March 2015

World Events

200 mph Tornado Pam hits Vanuatu (Pacific Island) Lots of people missing. 

Jeremy Clarkson in bother for hitting a producer and job is in the balance. He got cross because hot food had not been arranged in hotel he was staying in.

Police Chief in charge at Hillsborough when 96 people died admitted that he lied about the fans pushing through the gates. He opened them.

Ex liberal democrat leader alleged to be drunk on Question Time.

Gazza says that his life was ruined by phone hacking.


95 year old former Dentist breaks 200 metre record for age 95 and above in 55.58 sec. 

England leading 6 Nation championship. 

Burnley beat Manchester City 1-0. 

Chelsea crash out of European Cup.


Kevin   Big, soft, yesterday’s pie, lots of jelly. Bland meat but surprisingly good.

Score   7.0/10

Peter   Big soft looking pie.  Tasted better than it looks. Well filled, enjoyed it.

Score   7.5/10

Tim   Fresh pie. Pastry too lardy and soft. Meat a bit like sausage meat.

Score   6.0/10

Bruce   Monster size pie. Nice curved bottom. Looks nice but soft pastry lots of tasty jelly. Meat OK but needed more spice. Enjoyed it.

Score   7.5/10

Mark   Big heavy pie. Soft pastry sausage meat, needed more pepper. Fresh as a daisy.

Score   7.510


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Robins Nest butchers of Rishworth.

Price   £1.30

Average   7.1

Pie Meeting Saturday 21st March 2015

World Events

The budget  first £1000 of interest now tax free. Fuel duty frozen again. Homebuyers get up to £3000 towards first house.

Halifax MP selection storm.  All female shortlist  agreed.

Tunisian Museum tourist attack. British woman dead.

Moderate Muslims march in London against ISIS.

Nigeria clearing Boko Haran from Northern Nigeria.

Partial eclipse of the sun seen in West Yorkshire.


Rugby 6 Nations  Ireland win on points diference.

No English football Club in any European quarter final since 1983.

New Zealand win Cricket World cup with a record score.

Lewis Hamilton wins Australian Grand Prix.


???      Excellent looker. Lovely crispy, nutty pastry. Packed with meat. Tasty meat, lots of afterburn.

Score   9.0/10

Howard   Crispy pastry , large and full of meat. Plenty of afterburn.

Score   9.0/10

Tim   Good looker,well filled. Perfect presentation. Bags of pepper. Meat was overly minced. Too packed. Not that porky.

Score   8.0/10

Richard   Very fresh thin pastry lovely meat. Best pie since last year’s championship.

Score   9.0/10 

Peter   One big fresh pie.  Lots of spice. An absolute belter of a pie and hard to get better.

Score   9.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Bolster Moor

Price   £1.22

Average   8.8

Pie Meeting Saturday 28th March

World Events

Air crash in French Alps, 150 dead. Co-pilot locked pilot out of cabin and dived the plane into the ground. Seems he had depression. Investigations are ongoing.

Jeremy Clarkson sacked for hitting an assistant producer. BBC and therefore us will now lose millions.  

Cameron and Milliband  interviewed by Paxman on TV. Cameron came out better perhaps.


Biggest rugby club crowd ever at Wembley. Saracens v Harlequins  840,000.

Halifax finally win away after 6 consecutive draws.


Mark   Pretty polished perfect pork pie. Nice flavour well peppered enjoyed it.

Score   9.0/10

Peter   Neat compact pie. Shiny,fresh  pastry, well filled with porky meat.

Score   8.5/10

Kevin   Neat pretty pie. Very fresh, lardy pastry, meat had lard in it too. No afterburn but well filed. Nice jelly.

Score   7.0/10

Tim   Pastry thin and crispy little lardy. No afterburn. Good pie though.

Score   8.0/10

Howard   Well presented pie. Good fresh pastry, nice and crispy well filled. Meat was tasty but salt, needed some pepper.Little jelly.Good pie.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Howard

Fetch   B & M Collins of Cleakheaton.

Price   ??

Average   8.1


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