The first ever Women On Tap Beer Festival was held at The Little Ale House in May 2017 and featured guest beers brewed by women or by breweries with female leaders (many local); alongside an art exhibition, live music, and some very exciting beer tasting sessions run by one of the UK’s leading beer experts – the award-winning Melissa Cole.

POTY presentation

Monday 14th May

7.30 pm, Starling Bar Harrogate


Social event

Saturday 26th May

Glossop social

10.09 am train from Leeds



The Cross Keys, Knaresborough is organising another Beer Festival for July 2018, probably the weekend of the 7th and 8th. The provisional theme for this year is a showcase of Locale beers.

The So Bar, Ripon, has reopened following a makeover. Although it is a Greene King pub, none of the four beers for sale on opening were theirs. There were two from Saltaire (Blonde and Pride), Taylors Landlord and Roosters YPA. Two serve yourself keg beer tables have been installed.

Plan a local pub crawl...


The spa town with victorian inns, modern bars and a micropub.



This small market town boasts a diverse selection of great real ale pubs.



From one-eyed rats to unicorns, this cathedral city has a variety of real ale watering holes.


Starling Bar has been voted our branch Pub Of The Year 2018.


This relaxed cafe bar on Oxford Street in Harrogate has 6 cask hand pulls on the bar including Black Sheep, Hawkshead Windermere Pale and a beer from Roosters alongside 3 rotating guests. Their will be a POTY certificate presentation on Monday May 14th at 7.30pm.

Six Poor Folk in Knaresborough has reopened as a real ale and craft beer bar. They have four hand-pumps serving a selection of beer styles and strengths, including on our visit, Gun Brewery Scaramanga, a vegan, gluten free beer. They are hosting several Meet the Brewer nights, details on their Facebook page.

The open weekends at Harrogate Brewing Co were a big success, so regular dates are being planned for the rest of the year. The brewery is located in a unit off Hookstone Chase in Harrogate.


Roosters trial Tap Day at the end of February was also a huge success, so expect more dates to be added. Their main summer open day is on July 21st.


Branch diary




Wednesday 9th May 2018



Branch meeting

Six Poor Folk, Knaresborough

Monday 14th May 2018



Pub of the Year presentation

Starling Bar, Harrogate

July 2018




Saturday 26th May 2018


Glossop social

10:09 train from Leeds

(Manchester a11:05 d11:18)
arriving in Glossop at 11:47


June 2018





July 2018





Beer festivals

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