Harrogate pub news
Devonshire Tap House (formerly 10 Devonshire Place) has re-opened under the management of the group that operate So!Bar, Tap on Tower Street, Groves Inn and Hart Bar. It is the group's first free house so not tied to any pubco and it serves eight cask ales mainly from Yorkshire breweries, as well as 12 keg beers and a selection of cans from a beer fridge.
Burgers & More, formerly at the Kimberley Hotel on Kings Road, has moved to Station Parade on the site of the former Damn Yankee restaurant. It is an eatery with some keg beers but no real ale.
Rooster's Taproom is now open at Hornbeam Park. For more information see the Brewery News section.
Knaresborough pub news
The Castle Inn has a new manager. Saltaire Blonde remains a regular beer plus Morland Old Speckled Hen and two changing beers. Food will be offered from 1st June.
Market Tavern may currently be serving one real ale, Purity Mad Goose.
The Mitre has a new manageress following departure of the previous manager to The Mews in Wetherby after four years.
Ripon pub news
Storehouse Bar and Eatery (formerly Domus Vinum) has re-opened under new management and serves one cask ale, namely Theakston's Best Bitter.
The Water Rat re-opened 15th March following a major refurbishment. They are serving four real ales, namely Theakston Best Bitter, Rudgate Jorvik Blonde, Camerons Sanctuary and one changing beer. They are now open seven days a week.
Other towns and villages pub news
At the Galphay Inn in Galphay (north-west of Ripon) the owner's application to build a dwelling in the pub's car park has been refused by Harrogate Borough Council (18/04211/FUL).
Bay Horse Inn at Goldsborough is currently closed.
In Grantley, near Ripon, Grantley Hall is opening on 6th July as a hotel and restaurant with a 'diverse range of bars'.
In Kirkby Malzeard, villagers are asking the public to 'Pledge a Pint' to raise a £4000 fighting fund to save their village pub, The Henry Jenkins, which closed in 2014, from demolition by developers. Meanwhile a planning application (18/03230/FUL) to convert part of the pub into a dwelling has been refused by Harrogate Borough Council. More info at https://thehenryjenkins.com/.
The White Bear in Masham is holding its annual beer festival from 21st to 23rd June with 30 beers and ciders, food and live music. We will be attending following our meeting at the Black Bull in Paradise on 22nd June. http://www.thewhitebearhotel.co.uk/events/white-bear-s-annual-beer-festival/
The Crown Inn at Roecliffe is currently closed and the owning company is in voluntary liquidation. This pub was a successful food-led pub and was purchased in 2017 from the previous owners who now operate the Wild Swan at Minskip. The Crown's Facebook page suggests that the pub will be re-opening soon with new tenants.
The Inn at South Stainley has joined the Camra Real Ale Discount Scheme and is giving a 30p/pint or 15p/half discount to Camra members.
The following clubs serving real ale have recently been surveyed and they all welcome Camra visitors on production of a valid Camra membership card:
Harrogate Londesborough Club has been named as our 'Club of the Year 2019'. It's serving Theakston's Old Peculiar from the wood as a regular, plus one changing Morland beer.
Harlow Hill Club (Otley Road) – Tetley Bitter plus one changing beer
Harrogate Conservative Club – Tetley Bitter only
Harrogate Golf Club – Wainwright plus one changing beer
Knaresborough Golf Club welcomes Camra members and serves a regular Theakston Lightfoot and one changing beer.
Knaresborough WMC – Theakstons Best only (but fantastic views from beer balcony)
Oakdale Golf Club (Duchy) – Tetley Bitter plus one/two changing beers, excellent food
Oatlands Mount Club – Daleside Blonde and Tetley Bitter
Starbeck Conservative Unionist Working Mens Club – two changing beers
Ripon Rugby Club annual beer festival is Saturday 22nd June 12pm – 10pm, sponsored by Theakstons. Advance tickets available at £5 from https://www.riponrugbybeerfestival.co.uk/. A convenient stop possibly on the way back from our Masham meeting and social?
Black Sheep Brewery have made a further pub acquisition following its acquisition of York Brewery and four of its pubs last year. They have bought Kith & Kin (formerly Zed Bar) in Chapel Allerton from Arc Inspirations, owners of Banyan and The Pit. https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/news/welcome-to-the-flock-kith-kin
Black Sheep Brewery picked up five gold and three silver awards at the recent SIBA North East festival for both Black Sheep and York Brewery brands of bottled/canned beers. https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/news/more-awards/
Rooster's Brewing picked up two gold awards at the recent SIBA North East festival for their keg Yankee and Baby-Faced Assassin. https://www.roosters.co.uk/awards
Rooster's Taproom at their new Hornbeam Park brewery is now open serving eight cask ales and eight kegs. Open Wednesday through Sunday. See https://www.roosters.co.uk/taproom-info for more details and click the 'Pouring now' link to see the current beer range. The brewery is still under construction and the move of production from Knaresborough is scheduled for the end of June.
Rooster's new brewery tap has opened at Hornbeam Park