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The Cross Keys, Knaresborough is organising another Beer Festival for July 2018, probably the weekend of the 7th and 8th. The provisional theme for this year is a showcase of Locale beers.

The So Bar, Ripon, has reopened following a makeover. Although it is a Greene King pub, none of the four beers for sale on opening were theirs. There were two from Saltaire (Blonde and Pride), Taylors Landlord and Roosters YPA. Two serve yourself keg beer tables have been installed.

Branch meeting

Saturday 7th April

12.30 pm

The Knox, Bilton


Social event

Friday 13th April

Rotherham crawl

11.48 train from Leeds



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The spa town with victorian inns, modern bars and a micropub.


Starling Bar has been voted our branch Pub Of The Year 2018.


This relaxed cafe bar on Oxford Street in Harrogate has 6 cask hand pulls on the bar including Black Sheep, Hawkshead Windermere Pale and a beer from Roosters alongside 3 rotating guests. Their will be a POTY certificate presentation at a date TBC.


This small market town boasts a diverse selection of great real ale pubs.



From one-eyed rats to unicorns, this cathedral city has a variety of real ale watering holes.


Six Poor Folk in Knaresborough has reopened as a real ale and craft beer bar. They have four hand-pumps serving a selection of beer styles and strengths, including on our visit, Gun Brewery Scaramanga, a vegan, gluten free beer. They are hosting several Meet the Brewer nights, details on their Facebook page.

The Royal Oak, Staveley has reopened.

The Growler Beer Company has had planning permission approved for a bottle shop (off sales only) on Parliament Street, Harrogate in a small unit named The Kiosk, between Jamie Oliver’s and Nando’s restaurants.


The Commercial Hotel, Knaresborough, (formerly The Borough Bailiff) has closed owing to a lack of landlord/lady.


The open weekends at Harrogate Brewing Co were a big success, so regular dates are being planned for the rest of the year. The brewery is located in a unit off Hookstone Chase in Harrogate.


Roosters trial Tap Day at the end of February was also a huge success, so expect more dates to be added. Their main summer open day is on July 21st.


Branch diary




Saturday 7th April 2018



Branch meeting

The Knox, Bilton

Friday 13th April 2018


Rotherham crawl

11:48 train from Leeds


Beer festivals

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