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Lancashire Pork Pie Appreciation Society

Appreciating the best best pork pies Lancashire has to offer

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Next Meeting – Monday 4th September

The pies have now been ordered for the next meeting of the LPPAS will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 4th September at The Black Bull. This time the pies will be from West Lancashire with pies from St Helens & Poulton-le-Fylde. The last meeting was our best attended so far and Monday promises to be another excellent night for pie lovers.

Next LPPAS Meeting – Monday 3rd July

Following on from crowning the best home made pies in Lancashire in The Great Lancashire Bake Off we are back to our normal quest to find the best pork pies on sale in Lancashire and so the pies have now been selected for our next meeting  which will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 3rd July at The Black Bull. Walmesley’s have been on top for a long time now. Can we find a pie to replace them at the top?

As usual all are welcome.

 

Next LPPAS Meeting – Monday 5th June

The pies have now been ordered for the next meeting of the LPPAS which will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 5th June at The Black Bull. Local pride was at stake last  time with top class pies from Bolton & Bury going head-to-head. Bolton came out on top last time , but we will be casting our net wider again for the June meeting in our search for the best pork pie in Lancashire. All are welcome from Bolton, Bury and beyond.

June promises to be an excellent month for pie lovers with this meeting followed by the Pie Off on the 24th. The tap room was overflowing for our last meeting  so, if you are planning to sample the pies, please let Steve know or drop us an email at lancsporkpies@gmail.com

 

Beer, Music & Pies! The Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off

We are excited to provide more details for the Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off. Firstly, we will shortly be announcing details of a new beer that is being brewed specially for the night. A barrel of the beer will be donated by the brewer free of charge. As with all proceeds from the Pie Off all proceeds will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Watch this space for further details soon. Along with the beer, musical entertainment will be provided on the night too. As certain members of the LPPAS aren’t noted for their temperance the decision has been made to bring the Pie Off forward by 24 hours to the evening of Saturday 24th June.

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Entries Now Open for ‘The Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off’

Entries are now being accepted for the Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off’. Our search to find the best home made pork pie in Lancashire. The entry fee for competitors will be £5.00 (payable on the day)  with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Places are limited, so to enter your pie in the Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off either complete an entry form in person at The Black Bull, or drop us an email at  lancsporkpies@gmail.com with your name and contact details.

Date: 8:00pm Saturday 24th June.
Venue: The Black Bull, Edgworth, Bolton, BL7 0AF.

 

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Coming soon….. the Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off

Announcing ‘The Great Lancashire Pork Pie Bake Off’. Our search to find the best home made pork pie in Lancashire. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support. Date now confirmed: Sunday 25th June! Full details to follow.

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Next LPPAS Meeting – Monday 24th April

The pies have now been ordered for the next meeting of the LPPAS will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 24th April at The Black Bull. Local pride will be at stake this time with top class pies from Bolton & Bury going head-to-head. All are welcome from Bolton, Bury and beyond.

The meeting has been brought forward by a week so that it doesn’t clash with the bank holiday. Lovers of quiche and spring rolls are likely to be disappointed as the pork pies will provisionally be from Urmston and Walshaw. This will be confirmed nearer the day.  The last two meetings have provided top class pies, so let’s hope we can keep the standard up again.

It promises to be another excellent night for pie lovers. The tap room was overflowing last time and so, if you are planning to sample the pies, please let Steve know or drop us an email at lancsporkpies@gmail.com

A New Leader: Walmsley’s of Ramsbottom

LPPAS Event Report 3rd April 2017

As has been said before on these pages, the great Spanish author Cervantes claimed that ‘hunger is the best sauce’. Some 500 years after he first coined the phrase, events at The Black Bull conspired to reinforce Cervantes’ enduring wisdom. Inexplicably, there had been a breakdown in procurement from West Lancashire, which meant pork pies from just one supplier were to be sampled. Although alternatives such as quiche and spring rolls were offered, these were received as thin gruel by the pie hungry crowd. Fortunately though, the supplier from Ramsbottom, Walmsley’s Butchers, is clearly a monarch of his profession and the pies sampled were agreed by all to be top class.

Walmsleys2A full report of Walmsley’s Pork Pie will follow. But the headline is that it goes straight to the top of the charts, just overtaking Pitt’s of Earby for first place overall. Not only that, but the pie goes to the top of the pastry and pork charts too, missing out on first place in the jelly chart to Pitt’s masterly pie.

The results are shown below, for what one of our taster’s described as a ‘Ronaldo of the Pie world’:

Walmsley’s Standard Pie

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Overall Quality 85 78 80 78 80 96 88 80 83
Pastry 90 76 75 85 70 90 85 75 81
Pork 85 70 70 83 80 92 90 85 82
Jelly 80 60 75 65 80 97 90 80 78

 

Walmsley’s butchers can be found at:

31 Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9AD

Walmsley’s Butchers Facebook Page

Use our Pie Finder for directions

 

Next LPPAS Meeting – Monday 3rd April

The next meeting of the LPPAS will commence at 9:30PM on Monday 3rd April at The Black Bull.

As usual the meeting promises a variety of quality pies. Whether they can top the excellent quality of the pies from March’s meeting remains to be seen. At the time of writing, the pies on offer have yet to be finally confirmed, but we have identified top quality pies from across Lancashire from Lytham, Ramsbottom and Warrington. A final decision will be made after some pre-sampling to ensure quality.

In addition to chutney and mustard there are again rumours (as yet unsubstatiated) that mushy peas will be provided.

All in all, it promises to be an excellent night for pie lovers. The tap room was overflowing last time and so, if you are planning to sample the pies, please let Steve know or drop us an email at lancsporkpies@gmail.com

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