Harrogate pub news
10 Devonshire Place where refurbishment work is currently underway by the new lessees, is now expected to re-open in April.
Three Horseshoes at Killinghall – planning permission is being sought by Punch Partnerships (PML) Ltd for two semi-detached dwellings with associated hard-standing and landscaping works at the rear of the pub adjacent to another new housing development (19/00942/FUL).
Three's A Crowd (formerly Muckles) on West Park, described on their Facebook page as “A modern gastro pub, serving quality British food, using the best possible ingredients.”, the refurbishment work is now advanced and the pub is scheduled to open later this month.
Knaresborough pub news
Blind Jack's are committing to always serve at least one gluten free real ale (sometimes directly from the cellar, so please ask at the bar).
Hart Bar (renamed from H Art's Bar) is now serving one real ale, Ossett Yorkshire Blonde. Owners, Heineken have apparently relaxed the tie so they no longer have to buy from an approved list.
The Worlds End has re-opened after its winter closure, it sells Daleside Bitter (badged Worlds End Ale) with another beer (either Daleside or Rooster's) in summer.
Ripon pub news
The Ship on Bondgate (did not serve real ale) is closed and currently up for sale at £295k.
The Water Rat – which has been undergoing a major refurbishment, is due to re-open at 7pm on 15th March with a re-launch party. (Details on their Facebook page).
The Unicorn in the market place is running monthly brewery tap takeovers again. It featured Saltaire brewery in March, with these to follow:
April 5 - takes a break for the Ale and Cider festival
May 7 - Grey Hawk
June 4 - Staff picks
July 2 - York Brewery
August 3 - International Beer Day
September 3 - Roosters
October 8 - Autumn Ale Festival
November 5 - Rudgate
Other towns and villages pub news
The Black Bull Inn at Boroughbridge has re-opened under managership of the late owner's daughter. It is currently serving two beers, namely Black Sheep Bitter and John Smith's Cask, and is currently looking to source a suitable beer for the third pump. The food offering is currently suspended.
The Flying Dutchman at Summerbridge re-opened 15th February. Following a recent survey we can confirm it is serving one real ale, namely Sam Smith's Old Brewery Bitter.
The Glasshouse at the Birch Tree at Wilsill, between Summerbridge and Pateley Bridge, closed on 17th February, reason unknown.
Oakdale Golf Club on the northern edge of the Duchy estate in Harrogate, serves Tetley Bitter plus one to two (according to season) locally sourced changing ales - York Guzzler when visited recently. The club welcomes Camra visitors on production of a valid membership card.
Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside, Harrogate Brewing Co and Rooster's are collaborating to brew a beer for Henshaw's 21st birthday party beer festival in Knaresborough on Saturday11th May. Tickets for the beer festival are £12 each and include four halves and a souvenir glass – available at
http://www.henshaws.org.uk/events/beer-festival. There will be two sessions, 12-5pm (family) and 6-11pm (adults only).
Harrogate Brewing will be opening its tap room on Saturday 4th May for a collaboration event with the Women on Tap festival (music, street food and beer).
Rooster's new brewery tap in Hornbeam Park is now expected to open 'April/May' according to their website. (Opening times will be: Wednesday/Thursday 5-11pm, Friday 3-11pm, Saturday/Sunday 12-11pm). There will be eight handpumps and one keg line.