Harrogate pub news
The Circle Bar at Harrogate Theatre, historically an interval bar, is now open to the public Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. https://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/news/posts/2019/july/the-circle-bar-opening-soon/ They are also holding a charity beer, gin and arts festival, 'Culture Hop', on 20th/21st September.
A new cafe bar, District Bar has opened at 61 Cold Bath Road with four keg fonts, no real ale.
Harrogate Brasserie has reopened as The Inn at Cheltenham Parade with Adrian Sykes, formerly of the Royal Oak in Ripon, as the tenant manager.
Husk Beer Emporium, a bottle and can shop with one handpulled beer, has opened at 18a Kings Road (opposite Christies Bar).
Little Ale House now opens until 9pm Sundays.
At the Old Bell, the manager, who had also been managing the Swan since the end of last year, has left the company (Market Town Taverns).
A new bar, Jack's Bar is to open soon next door to Trotters on Cheltenham Parade.
The Pit has re-opened under Arc Inspiration's Manahatta brand, though still not expected to serve any real ale.
Zinc on John Street, formerly Zinc Cafe, is now more of a bar, serving keg beers and some cans, e.g. Rooster's.
Knaresborough pub news
The Commercial (formerly Borough Bailiff) has re-opened with a new managing couple after a closure of over six months.
Six Poor Folk is now open seven days a week.
Ripon pub news
The Unicorn (Wetherspoons) has a 'Meet the Brewer’ day booked in for Wednesday 18th September, from 17:30 to 19:30, with York brewers ‘Rudgate Brewery’. They'll be showcasing their core range of beers and even some of their seasonal and special release beers as part of the event.
Staying with The Unicorn, Wetherspoons 2nd International Real Ale Festival commences on Wednesday 9 October, but CAMRA members have been invited to a pre-festival launch night on Tuesday 8 October to sample some of the beers a day early. Light snacks will also be provided.
Other towns and villages pub news
In Beckwithshaw the Smiths Arms (Chef & Brewer, Greene King) are piloting serving real ciders from boxes, so far with some success.
In Grewelthorpe the villagers and the Parish Council are campaigning to save The Crown Inn, the village's only pub, from purchase by the same developer as owns the Henry Jenkins in Kirkby Malzeard where the villagers there continue to fight against development of that pub.
The Greyhound in Killinghall is closed again after having been re-opened just six months.
At the Scotts Arms in Sicklinghall, Punch Taverns have applied for planning permission for two dwellings.
The following is the complete list of clubs serving real ale which have recently been surveyed and all welcome Camra visitors on production of a valid Camra membership card:-
Bilton WMC – Daleside Old Legover only
Harlow Hill Club (Otley Road) – Tetley Bitter plus one changing beer
Harrogate Conservative Club – Tetley Bitter only
Harrogate Londesborough Club (Club of the Year) – Theakston Old Peculier (from the wood!) and one changing Morland beer
Knaresborough WMC – Theakston Best, sometimes Old Peculier (and fantastic views from beer balcony)
The Oatlands formerly Oatlands Mount Club – Daleside Blonde and Tetley Bitter
Starbeck Conservative Unionist Working Mens Club – two changing beers
Pateley Club (Pateley Bridge) serves Theakston Best Bitter plus one changing beer, e.g. Timothy Taylor (awaiting survey).
St Robert's Club (Robert Street, Harrogate) serves a regular Black Sheep variety and is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings.
Harrogate Cricket Club – Black Sheep Baa Baa and Tetley Bitter plus one changing ale, often including a second Black Sheep variety.
Harrogate Golf Club – Wainwright plus one changing beer
Harrogate RUFC - serves a regular Black Sheep Best Bitter and one changing ale from Greene King.
Knaresborough Golf Club – Theakston Lightfoot plus one changing beer.
Masham Golf Club - Theakston Best Bitter only.
Oakdale Golf Club (Duchy) – Tetley Bitter plus one/two changing beers.
Pannal Golf Club – Theakston Best Bitter plus one changing beer.
Ripon City Golf Club serves a regular Timothy Taylor's Golden Best and a Theakston Best Bitter together with one changing ale, usually Morland.
Rudding Park Golf Club – Rooster's Highway 51 only.
BAD Co brewery at Dishforth (text to follow from BW)
Black Sheep Brewery has won three silver and six bronze awards at the International Beer Challenge 2019. The silver awards were for Riggwelter, Black Sheep Ale and Limoncello Sour.
Turning Point Brewery is to relocate to the old Rooster's Brewing site at Grimbald which is about three times larger than their existing site at Kirkbymoorside; this should allow them to increase production by two to three times. They have already indicated that they would like to open a tap room at the brewery.