Harrogate Hop Growers in association with The Little Ale House and Harrogate Brewing Co have announced the launch of the first Harrogate community beer - 'Crowd Sauce' a tasty green hopped amber ale (see opposite). A contribution of sales from the beer will be donated to Frank’s Fund to help raise vital funds for life saving research into Ewing sarcoma. The beer will be available at The Little Ale House from Thursday 24th October 2019 and will then be sold by a small number of local bars.
Circle Bar at Harrogate Theatre has been serving a real ale, Daleside Old Legover, during the Comedy Festival, though it currently has no plans to do so going forward. Their 'Culture Hop' charity beer festival was well attended by our members.
Cold Bath Brewing have expanded into the premises next door which opened as 'Zwift Draft House' during the UCI cycle races. However, still no real ale.
Husk Beer Emporium, the new bottle shop on Kings Road, is only serving real ale on special events.
The Inn at Cheltenham Parade, formerly Harrogate Brasserie, re-opened 13th September as a pub rather than a restaurant with Adrian Sykes from the Royal Oak in Ripon as the tenant manager. Five Taylor's beers are served, namely Boltmaker, Golden Best, Knowle Spring, Landlord and Ram Tam.
A new bar, Jack's Bar has opened next door to Trotters on Cheltenham Parade, though like its neighbour does not serve any real ale.
Manahatta, formerly The Pit has re-opened, no real ale.
Rooster's Taproom is now serving food Friday to Sunday.
Blind Jack's are holding a Charnwood (Loughborough, Leics.) Halloween tap takeover on 31st October, and are offering a 10% discount to Camra members (31st only).
The Board Inn's planning application to convert the existing pub, bed and breakfast and manager's flat to form a public house, three flats and four houses has been approved by Harrogate Borough Council (19/01383/FUL).
The Cross Keys has a new manager, formerly of the Rat and Ratchet in Huddersfield.
Other towns and villages
Chez La Vie @ The Nelson (formerly the Nelson) at Hampsthwaite which was owned and operated by chef, Tony Fulford, since January, is reportedly closed. Their website http://www.chezlavie.co.uk is redirecting visitors to the new website of the Bay Horse Inn at Goldsborough which states this (Enterprise) pub has been 'newly renovated' and will be 'opening soon' (expected early November).
Harrogate Brewing Co won three bronze awards at York beer festival. Their taproom is open next on the weekend of 7/8th December.
Turning Point Brewery have been preparing the old Rooster's Brewing site at Grimbald Park, ready for the move of production from Kirkbymoorside. The new premises should allow them to increase production by two to three times, they also have plans to open a tap room at the brewery.
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.
Boroughbridge Social Club – Camerons Strongarm, John Smith's Cask and one changing beer e.g. Copper Dragon.
Harlow Hill Club (Otley Road) – Tetley Bitter plus one changing beer.
Harrogate Conservative Club – Tetley Bitter only.
Harrogate Londesborough Club (Club of the Year) – Morland Old Speckled Hen, and one changing beer, either Theakston Old Peculier (from the wood!) or another Morland beer.
Knaresborough WMC – Theakston Best, sometimes Old Peculier (and fantastic views from beer balcony).
The Oatlands formerly Oatlands Mount Club – Daleside Old Legover, Rooster's Yankee and Tetley Bitter.
Pateley Club (Pateley Bridge) - Theakston Best Bitter plus one changing beer in summer, e.g. Timothy Taylor.
Starbeck Conservative Unionist Working Mens Club – two changing beers.
St Robert's Club (Robert Street, Harrogate) - a regular Black Sheep variety only.
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 plus one changing beer from Greene King.
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 - Timothy Taylor's Golden Best and Theakston Best Bitter plus a changing ale, usually Morland.
Rudding Park Golf Club – Rooster's Highway 51 only.