Harrogate pub news
The Disappearing Chin is now open seven days a week.
At The Fat Badger the beer line-up has become more interesting with a new bar manager in place. As well as their four regulars, they are now serving four changing beers (increased from one previously), currently including Progression, a one-off collaboration beer brewed by Black Sheep and the Fat Badger.
Three Horseshoes at Killinghall – (a Punch pub) where planning permission has been granted by Harrogate Borough Council for two semi-detached dwellings with associated hardstanding and landscaping works at the rear of the pub (19/00942/FUL). The pub remains open.
Knaresborough pub news
Mill Tavern at the Lido Leisure Park is now open seven days a week.
Storm Restaurant & Bar at the Dower House Hotel sells one real ale, either Daleside Blonde or Bitter. (Note this is a hotel bar so hotel prices!).
Ripon pub news
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 have submitted an application for demolition of the Hare & Hounds (which closed June 2017) and the erection of five dwellings (19/01971/FUL).
In Galphay (north-west of Ripon) the Galphay Inn's application to build a dwelling in the pub's car park has been refused by Harrogate Borough Council (18/04211/FUL).
The Crown Inn at Great Ouseburn is reportedly now permanently closed, though a new housing development in Great Ouseburn will include a pub.
At the former Harlow Carr Hotel (formerly Harrogate Arms) at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens which closed in 2016, change of use from pub to cafe and activity centre has been approved by Harrogate Borough Council (19/00595/FULMAJ).
In Kirkby Malzeard the battle continues by the villagers to save their pub, The Henry Jenkins, from demolition by the owner who wants to build houses for profit. Shares are being offered in an effort to raise funds to purchase the pub. More info at https://thehenryjenkins.com and at https://www.facebook.com/Henry-Jenkins-Community-Pub-135113796987387/ .
The Railway Inn at Spofforth, a Sam Smith's house, is under new management.
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
Harrogate Golf Club – Wainwright plus one changing beer
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
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