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Mitre reopens

The Mitre in Knaresborough has reopened following refurbishment. The pub has been given a makeover with a new colour scheme, wooden flooring, furniture and prints. The side room now feels more like an extension of the bar, rather than a separate room. Regrettably one of the hand-pumps has been removed, leaving six. In common with other local MTT inns, there is a noticeable absence of dark beers.



Thurs 20th July - 7.30 pm

Little Ale House, Harrogate


Sat 12th August - 12.45 pm

Black Bull, Boroughbridge



Aire Valley Adventure

Sat 19th August

10.45 am bus from Leeds




Plan a local pub crawl...


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


More success for The Little Ale House and 10 Devonshire Place

Richard and Danni who own Harrogate's smallest independent bar The Little Ale House, have won 'Best newcomer of the year' at the Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism awards. This follows winning CAMRA's Pub of the year award. They recently hosted the hugely successful 'Women on Tap' festival, increased the number of beers, and confirmed that they'll have a Harrogate Brew Co. beer on permanently.


Over at 10 Devonshire Place, Natalie has won bar person of the year.


Other news...


Along the A61 at South Stainley, The Red Lion is still closed for its refurbishment by the Seafood Company. Back in Harrogate Roger has not yet left the Tap & Spile due to contractual issues with Enterprise or Ei as they prefer to be known these days, and not unusually for a PubCo pub The Bay Horse at Kirk Deighton is for sale (yet again).


The planning application for a pub and houses at Great Ouseburn has been permitted, while next door at Little Ouseburn an application has been made to convert the Green Tree into housing while retaining part of the pub as a micropub. Another application has been made about the Station Hotel in Ripon, this time to turn it into housing without demolition of the pub. And in Harrogate there is an application to change 49-51 Parliament St from retail use to a restaurant or a bar, this appears to be the unlet unit next to Nandos. Work has started at Minskip on altering the White Swan into a larger restaurant and pub.


Old Bell Tavern reopens

The Old Bell Tavern, part of the Market Town Tavern's group, on Royal Parade in Harrogate has reopened after a facelift. Major changes have been made to the upstairs room, with minor updates to the downstairs rooms and bar. 7 cask ale lines have been retained.


The Black Swan in Ripon is for sale/lease.


The platform doors at the Harrogate Tap are now permanently closed due to the installation of ticket barriers at the station. This has prompted many complaints from customers and the pub owners. The open access over the railway bridge that has existed for decades, is now blocked unless you have a valid train ticket, and if you need to catch a train after a beer in the pub, you now have a circular walk through the car park and back into the station, rather than directly onto the platform, as before. Apparently its all about 'improving the customer experience'!!


The Red Lion at South Stainley is now closed for its refurbishment into a fish bar / restaurant.


Roger has not yet left the Tap & Spile, Harrogate due to contractual issues with Enterprise Inns.


The Bay Horse at Kirk Deighton is for sale.





Daleside are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a commemorative beer "25th Anniversary Golden Ale". They also have re-brewed Triple B a 4.1% (Brewery) Best Bitter.



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.


Branch diary




Thursday 20th July

7.30 pm


Branch meeting

Little Ale House, Harrogate

Saturday 12th August

12.45 pm


Branch meeting

Black Bull, Boroughbridge

Saturday 2nd September

Time TBC


Regional meeting

Northallerton. Venue TBC.

Saturday 19th August

10.45 am
760 bus from Leeds bus station


Aire Valley Adventure

Bingley, Shipley, Thackley, Greengates etc.

Beer festivals

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