August 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 1st August

World Events

American Dentist shoots a Kenyan protected Lion called Cecil. 

Labour Peer Lord Sewel resigns after being caught snorting cocaine in a red bra and leather jacket with prostitutes. He was Head of the House of Lords Standards committee.

Channel Tunnel under siege from illegal immigrants in Calais.


Leeds win semi-final of Rugby League Challenge Cup. 

England win 3rd test against Australia 2-1 up. 

Chris Froom wins the 2015 Tour de France


Tim   Messy looking pie.Flaky bakers pastry. Full of meat on one side and empty on the other. Smoky flavour.

Score   7.0/10

Peter   Large rough looking pie. Well filled, fresh tasty pastry. Succulent meat with a small amount of jelly. Quite tasty.

Score   8.0/10

Howard   Rustic looking pie. Cathedral dome and sadly lacking in content. Nice meat, tasty pastry, little jelly and no spice.

Score   5.0/10

Mark   Very fresh, crisp tasty pastry. Artisan style pie. Nice moist meat, not much jelly but did not need it. Flavoursome meat with a good consistency.

Score   8.0/10


Fetcher   Mark

Fetch   Robin’s Nest

Price   £1.30

Average   7

Pie Meeting Saturday 8th August 2015

World Events

A part of the missing Malaysian aircraft found on Reunion island in Indian Ocean.

Cilla Black died of a stroke.

Someone managed to get through the security of the Channel Tunnel and got to within a mile of the end of the tunnel and so they are now in London B&B.

Ship of immigrants capsized of Libyan coast

Jenson Button robbed in San Tropez.

Kids Company Charity closes with big debts.

Ted Heath now accused of child abuse.

City Trader gets 14 years for libor rate rigging.


England win back the Ashes. Fastest innings in Ashes History. 8 for 15 with Stuart Broad.

Football League started today.

Chelsea draw 2 - all against Swansea and Chelsea goalkeeper got sent off.


Peter   Big fresh pie, crisp fresh pastry, well filled with tasty meat. Just right amount of jelly.

Score   8.5/10

Howard   Crispy pastry, coarse grisly meat, lacked spice.

Score   5.0/10

Mark   Soft soggy undercooked pastry, salty meat,needed pepper and cooking, poor.

Score   4.5/10

Luke   Crispy pastry, right amount of jelly, too salty, grisly meat.

Score   5.5/10

Nick   Pastry was ok, meat not good.

Score   6.0/10


Fetcher   Nick

Fetch   Grovensors of Halifax Market.

Price   £1

Average   5.8

Pie Meeting Saturday 15th August 2015

World Events

Explosion in China kills at least 50 dead.

Lord Jenner (with Dementia) in Court for child abuse.

Police being sent to Majorca ( finishing at 10 pm and weekends off) to control teenagers but they don’t have the manpower to investigate burglaries. 

Greek 3rd bailout goes ahead.

Blair came back to tell the labour party not to elect Corbyn.

Chilcott enquiry delayed again.

Supermarkets to increase price of milk for big farmers.

Boarding passes asked for at Airports not compulsory and shops ask so they claim the VAT back and keep it.


Chelsea manager Mourinho told the team Doctor to stay off the bench after she rushed onto the pitch for an injured player.

Halifax lose 3 – 2 today. No wins this season.

Top atheletics stars releasing their blood test results to prove their innocence from doping.


Mark   Soft dry pastry. Huge dome on top. Dry lump of meat in the bottom. Lacked pepper, no jelly.

Score   4.0/10

Howard   Large pie, no glaze on it. Pastry too soggy and too much of it. Meat was porky but no spice and no jelly. Not very good.

Score   4.0/10

Peter   Big very dry pie, pastry was like a cream cracker and no jelly. Bland meat.

Score   5.0/10

Kevin   A big pie but nothing in it. No jelly and dry meat. Like eating a Wheatabix. Looked promising but disappointing.

Score   2.5/10


Fetcher   Kevin

Fetch   Barsey Farm Shop at Barkisland. ( since last pie we had was good was this a bought in pie? )

Price   £1.30

Average   3.9

This week we had 2 sets of pies 

Peter   Quite fresh and crisp pastry. Salty, succulent meat. Better than the first pie.

Score   8.0/10

Kevin   Medium sized pie, thin soft pastry with flavour. Fresh porky compact meat, no seasoning  but did not need it.

Score   8.0/10

Tim   Not fresh but nice pastry. Finely ground meat. Peppery and a little jelly. Enjoyed it.

Score   7.0/10

Mark   Thin crispy pastry. Well packed with tasty well- seasoned meat, good afterburn, lots of jelly.

Score   8.5/10

Howard   Medium size well castellated . Nice glaze and well packed with meat. Finely ground meat, salty and no pepper. Pastry was crisp and tasty on top but soggy on the bottom.

Score   7.0/10


Fetcher   Howard

Fetch   Ingfields Farmshop of Southowram.

Price   £1.35

Average   7.7

Pie Meeting Saturday 22nd August 2015

World Events

Thousands of Land Rovers burnt out in Chinese Chemical Fire along with hundreds of people.

Chinese stock market crashes. Markets around the World also fall heavily.

Amsterdam to Paris train terrorist attacker disarmed by British businessman and two American Marines.

Oscar Pistoria to stay in jail whilst prosecutor files murder charge.

Glasgow bin lorry driver in crash that killed 6 people now to be prosecuted in private prosecution.

Air Show crash at Shoreham kills 7 people. Pilot survives.


Mo Farah wins Gold at World Games in Beijing.

Bournemouth win first premiership game ever 4-3 against West Ham.

England on verge of losing 5th test against Australia. 


Kevin   Burnt. Crisp nutty pastry. Burnt crispy bits did not bother me. Not much jelly but moist, porky condensed meat. Fresh. Liked it.

Score   9.0/10

Tim   Small pie. Got one not too cremated. Bakers pie. Sweet tasting pastry. Densely packed meat. Left a lardy palette. Enjoyed it.

Score   7.0/10

Howard   Burnt small pie. Top section crispy pastry. Bottom section soggy. Not much jelly around the pie. Finely ground meat. Sweet, not much spice.

Score   7.5/10

Mark   Small ball of densely packed Spam surrounded by a runny soup enclosed by a white doughty pastry burnt on the outside. Frozen pie that has been put in the oven and burnt.

Score   4.5/10

Peter   Rustic looking. Liked the sunburnt in parts finish including the blisters! Had very crisp, thin and tasty pastry. Succulent tasty meat with just enough jelly. Would have enjoyed a little more pepper, delicately seasoned. A very good pie.

Score   9.0/10


Fetcher   Peter

Fetch   Elite Meats of Harrogate.

Price   £1.45

Average   7.4


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