The pork pie crown is back in Huddersfield. Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop reclaimed it’s title as Britain’s best at a fiercely contested pork pie bake off.
The annual pork pie makers competition at the OId Bridge at Ripponden attracted dozens of entrants from across the country.
After narrowly missing out on a hat-trick of titles last year, the Netherton based farm shop team were delighted to win back their trophy. a panel of judges declared Hinchliffe’s to be the finest out of almost 4 dozen entrants.
And it was a double celebration for Hinchliffe’s pie men Craig Midwood and Denzyl Weavill after they won the artisan pie as well at the first time of asking.
Hinchliffe’s head butcher and pie maker Craig Midwood said he was delighted to grab the trophy back from Nottinghamsire’s Mellors, who pipped him into second place in 2013.
He said “Because we won it two years on the bounce last year was a bit of an eyeopener. There’s great pie makers out there so we wanted to give this year’s effort that bit of extra detail.”
He added: “It feels great to get our trophy back and good to win the speciality class the first time we’ve tried it.”