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Our upcoming branch events include an evening social at the Goose Eye Brewery Tap (Crossflatts) from 7.30pm on Friday 23rd August and a trip to pubs in Stanbury and to the Turkey at Goose Eye (the hamlet) on Sunday 8th September. See our events page for more information.

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Summer of Pub

You‘ve most likely heard of the “Summer of Love”? Hippies and flower power, make love not war, it was a truly unique time for fully enjoying life. (Before I was born - Ed.)

Well this summer CAMRA is promoting the Summer of Pub! It‘s a summer-long “feel-good” campaign created to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy all the great things that local pubs have to offer. Pub-goers are encouraged to take photos and videos of themselves and their friends at local pubs and post on social media with the hashtag #summerofpub.

There are so many pubs to choose from in the Keighley and Craven Area. Here are a few ideas:

These are our Current Award Winning Pubs

Gallagher‘s Ale House, Cross Hills - our pub of the season, summer 2019

Kings Arms
King‘s Arms, Silsden - one of two joint pubs of the year, a good choice for some cheer on an overcast day.

Talbot Arms, Settle - the other of our joint pubs of the year. If its a beautiful day then why not try the Talbot‘s beer garden

The Albion, Skipton - our community pub of the year is very much about the locals yet also very welcoming of visitors who want to step off the main drag of the high street.

In Skipton there are plenty more pubs to choose from, how about:

Castle Boat House Woolly Sheep

The Castle, Skipton - a spacious road-side drinking area watching the world go by
The Boat House, Skipton - canal-side bar with excellent views of canal happenings
The Woolly Sheep, Skipton - this town centre pub is air conditioned which is great if you need to cool off a bit

The Yorkshire Dales National Park contains a great many historic and picturesque pubs. The Keighley & Craven CAMRA branch area includes Upper Ribblesdale, Upper Airedale and Upper Wharfedale.
Here are some Wharfedale suggestions:

New Inn Craven Arms George Inn

The New Inn, Appletreewick - with a good walled drinking area across the road from pub and accomodation if you are looking for somewhere to stay.
Craven Arms, Appletreewick - complete with a cruck barn at the back and views across rural Wharfedale at the front.
George Inn, Hubberholme - with a definite Dales feel about it. It‘s a bit off the beaten track if you rely on buses but well worth the effort and you could always stay overnight.

There is also lots of choice at the southern end of the Keighley & Craven Branch Area:

Willow Tree Turkey Inn Worth Valley Buffet Car

Willow Tree, Riddledsen - our runner up pub of the season. Its at the top of Riddlesden on the Ilkley road and ideal if you are heading to or from Keighley Gate and Ilkley Moor.
The Turkey Inn, Goose Eye - yes you can make a summer visit to t‘Turkey without a passport and you can pay in pounds sterling!
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Buffet Car - the bar is on the train so you get 5 miles of changing views (of course you need to buy a ticket to travel as well as your beer).

The aim of Summer of Pub is simple - we want more people socialising at the pub this summer. Join us and help make this Summer of Pub a great success and to ensure we have our wonderful local pubs to enjoy well into the future.

The Summer of Pub campaign ends on 26 August - Celebrate with a great public bank holiday weekend in your very favourite local pubs and cross your fingers for an Indian Summer into September.

For more information on the Summer of Pub visit:

Mike Hensman Raising a glass at the Lord RodneyOn Sunday 9th June a group of members gathered for a legacy social in memory of Mike Hensman. Mike was born in Keighley. Although he went to live in Sheffield where he was active in CAMRA, he retained family links to Keighey and was a regular at Keighley Beer Festival. He had a soft-spot for Timothy Taylor beers and left a legacy for our branch members to hold a do in Taylor’s pubs in Keighley. The event started at the Boltmakers then moved on to the Lord Rodney where a buffet was served.

Pub of the Year 2019 presentations have been made, with the Talbot Arms in Settle and the Kings Arms in Silsden being joint winners. Club of the Year 2019 results are also in, with the Parkside Social Club, Haworth being declared our winner. Community Pub of the Year 2019 goes to the Albion, Skipton. You can read more about our pubs and clubs campaigning here ...

Winter 2018/9 Pub of the Season

Branch chair Colleen presents the Pub of the Season plaque for Winter 2018/9  to Nicci and Darren at the Wuthering Heights, Stanbury, 9th February 2019Our Winter Pub of the Season went to one of the highest pubs in the branch area. On Saturday 9th February, members of the branch presented the award to Nicci and Darren at the Wuthering Heights Inn in Stanbury. The Wuthering Heights sells 4 cask beers in great form and boasts one of the best views in South Pennines from its beer garden. The photo above shows branch chair Colleen presenting the Pub of the Season plaque to Nicci and Darren. Read more.....

The CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2019 front coverAttention, Branch Members!

Record National Beer Scoring System Scores for Pubs in the branch area and potentially win prizes. For more information, click here.. If you know what you‘re doing, go straight to enter cards. A “Top of the Pops” list of high-scoring pubs can be viewed in the Members‘ area NBSS section.

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2019

The CAMRA Good Beer Guide is the premier guide to pubs selling real ale in the UK. Listing 4500 pubs, both urban and rural the Good Beer Guide is revised and updated each year by CAMRA volunteers up and down the country. The Guide also has a comprehensive list of UK breweries. Local CAMRA members help select the 22 pubs which feature in the Keighley and Craven area. Click the image to buy...

Other CAMRA books worth checking out are CAMRA‘s Wild Pub Walks (published May 2017), which features a walk in our area, and CAMRA‘s Yorkshire Pub Walks (published March 2016), which includes several walks in the Bradford/Keighley/Yorkshire Dales area.

What‘s new

August 2019 - More LocAle Spotlights from Alesman: Autumn 2019

February 2019 - More LocAle Spotlights from Alesman: Spring 2019

February 2019 - Pub of the Season award for one of the branch‘s highest establishments

February 2019 - Alesman advertising rates from Spring 2019

December 2018 - More LocAle Spotlights from Alesman: Winter 2018

September 2018 - CAMRA‘s Good Beer Guide 2019 launched

July 2018 - Settle down for a drink - a quick tour of Settle‘s pubs (based on article from Skipton Beer Festival programme)

National Beer Scoring Bonus Pubs for the current month

To view the pubs that have been selected for bonus points for this and next month, click here

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