Harrogate pub news
Charlie's Place (Otley Road) is no longer serving real ale.
Disappearing Chin has new opening hours – check WhatPub for details.
The presentation to Tap on Tower Street for Most Improved Pub took place on Monday 8 July (see article above).
Knaresborough pub news
The Castle Inn, (an Enterprise pub), is believed to be under temporary management again, the new managers having lasted only three months, the pub is however now serving food.
Market Tavern is confirmed to be selling one real ale, namely Purity Mad Goose.
At The Mitre, the new manageress has quit after just two months in the job.
Ripon pub news
The presentation to the One Eyed Rat of our Pub of the Year award took place on Monday 15 July (see article above).
The Royal Oak has secured second place in 'Yorkshire's favourite pub' award for 2019. First place went to The Lister Arms in Malham. The public vote is run by the 'Welcome to Yorkshire' tourism site.
Other towns and villages pub news
In Burton Leonard Kyme Homes application for demolition of the Hare & Hounds (which closed June 2017) and the erection of five dwellings has been approved by Harrogate Borough Council (19/01971/FUL).
In Grantley, near Ripon, Eighty Eight Bar & Restaurant at Grantley Hall opened on 6th July.
Presume no real ales until anyone reports otherwise?
Nidd Hall Hotel, near Ripley, is reportedly serving Black Sheep Bitter in addition to its regular Doom Bar.
In Scotton, the Guy Fawkes Arms has recently changed hands after being up for sale for nearly two years.
Black Sheep Brewery launches its new regular beer - 'Black Sheep Pale Ale'.
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).
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 - Black Sheep Best Bitter and Greene King IPA (awaiting survey).
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 - four cask ales including Taylor's Golden Best (awaiting survey).
Rudding Park Golf Club – Rooster's Highway 51 only.
Black Sheep Brewery have announced the launch of a new cask ale that will be permanently available. 'Black Sheep Pale Ale' is described as a 'punchy new world pale ale that blends modern hops with unique Yorkshire brewing methods'. Meanwhile they have vacated their York Brewery site due to a significant rent increase by the landlord. York Brewery brands will temporarily be brewed at the Masham brewery until they find suitable premises in York.
Cold Bath Brewing on Kings Road are expanding into the premises next door, and when complete should be able to serve cask ales in addition to their keg range.
Breweries in our area picked up awards at the SIBA North East Independent Beer awards as follows:-
BAD Co – gold awards for 'Dark Necessities' and 'Off Tempo 05-18 Milkshake IPA'
Black Sheep Brewery – five gold and three silver awards for both Black Sheep and York Brewery brands of bottled/canned beers
Daleside Brewery – gold and bronze awards for 'Monkey Wrench'
Hambleton Brewery – a gold award for 'Social Lubricant', plus two silver and one bronze award
Rooster's Brewing – a gold award for 'Baby-Faced Assassin' (can), plus three silver and four bronze awards