World Amateur Pork Pie Championships

Where: Grainstore Brewery, Oakham
When: Saturday 29th July 2023
Price: £5.00 per entry

Hosted by The Rutland Pork Pie Appreciation Society at The Grainstore Brewery as part of their celebration of beer and music, Alehouse Rocks.

Formed out of a mutual love of all things Pork Pie, The Rutland Pork Pie Appreciation Society meets regularly at The Grainstore Brewery, bringing together hand raised pies made by those attending each meet. Others just turn up to enjoy the pie, banter and beer.

A few too many pints and pies later and the World Amateur Pork Pie Championships (WAPPC) was born!

All entry fees and proceeds will be donated to East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS).


WAPPC Rules of Entry, T’s & C’s

There are Two classes in this years competition:

Class One – Traditional Pork Pie. Pies must be hand raised. Only fresh pork meat (not cured) and seasoning may be used in the filling. All pies must be wholly enclosed in a Hot Water Crust Pastry.

Class Two – Custom Pie. Pies can be hand raised, formed in a hoop or tin. Any meat (cured or uncured) and seasoning may be added to the filling but it must contain at least 50% pork. All fillings must be set in a Hot Water Crust Pastry, but can be topped and sealed with something other than pastry. Examples of what are acceptable as a topping include but are not limited to: Cheese, Fruit, lattice pastry. Examples of what may be deemed unacceptable as a topping include but are not limited to: No Topping (that’s a flan!), any additional lid rather than sealed topping.


Deadline for Entries – Sunday 23rd July, 11.59pm
Delivery of Pies – Saturday 29th July, 8am to 10am
Judging Begins – Saturday 29th July, 11am
Judging Closes – Saturday 29th July, 2pm
Winners Announcements – Saturday 29th July, 4.45pm

Each Class winner will receive a winners Tankard with the overall winner taking home the title of ‘World Amateur Pork Pie Champion’ and the trophy sponsored by Moores Estate Agents.

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