Yorkshire wins out in pie ‘war’

A Halifax farm shop has been crowned supreme champion at the sixth annual Great Northern Pie Competition, allowing Yorkshire to laud it over its Lancashire rivals in the ‘War of the Roses’.

Ingfield Farm Shop in Southowram, near Halifax, dominated the competition, which ran alongside the 2014 Christmas primestock shows at Skipton Auction Mart. The competition sees Lancashire and Yorkshire shops, butchers and bakers fight out in a ‘War of the Roses’; and Ingfield helped the latter come out on top this year.

The business, which is run by the Bamford farming family, took the top prize for its speciality eating pie made with pork, cheese and chutney. Crafted by master pie-maker Barry Kaye, it was also named best pie from a Yorkshire entrant.

The judges, who included Janet Green and Rob Ogden of Farmhouse Fare in Skipton, supreme champions the previous four years, gave the following feedback on the winning pie: “Perfect pastry and a superb combination of flavours right through.”

Ingfield won three of the five competition classes. Owner Richard Bamford said: “We’re chuffed to bits to do so well in a prestigious competition like this. It’s a real team effort and all our award-winning products are available over the counter on a daily basis. We don’t make them any different just because it’s a special event.”

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