Next local branch events:

Our social events are normally open to guests, these events include a mix of midweek and weekends, daytimes and evenings. Most events are in our branch area but see also 28 December day trip to Lancaster and weekend trip to Whittlesea in Cambridgeshire 12th to 14th January.
Our branch meetings (usually the first Tuesday of the month) are for members only.
See our events page for more information on upcoming events.

Pub of the Year: Beer Engine, Skipton
Beer Engine Pub of the YearYorkshire Pub of the Year Banner

Our Keighley and Craven Pub of the Year 2023 is the Beer Engine in Skipton. What‘s more it has gone on to win CAMRA Yorkshire Region Pub of the Year, and even better it has won the super-region heat putting into the final 4 of the country. Well done Adam, Steve, and staff. There was a presentation event marking the final four on 9th December.

Alesman 142 Winter 2023/24

The Winter 2023/24 edition of Alesman is available to download here. (2.7MB, it may be hard to read on a mobile phone screen. If you are in the area why not pop into your local pub and read the paper version over a beer?).

The CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024 buy now

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024

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.

This year‘s guide is fronted by the legendary rock star Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, whose own personal journey through the world of beer has also highlighted the importance of pubs, both in providing an early platform for success and as a welcome respite from the huge amount of work and energy that goes into being one of the most successful bands to come out of the UK.

Local CAMRA members select the 21 pubs and 1 club that feature in the Keighley and Craven area, with help from visiting members who submit scores in the CAMRA National Beer Scoring System.

Attention, Branch Members!

Please record National Beer Scoring System Scores for Pubs in the branch area. 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.

Pubs and clubs in Keighley and Craven

Keighley and Craven Branch area map

CLICK HERE for a list of pubs in the Keighley & Craven CAMRA area, with links to CAMRA National on-line database, WhatPub.

And what about the local breweries?CaskIsBack

There are a number of breweries in the Keighley and Craven branch area
See our Breweries page to find links and / or contact details for most of these.

Alesman 138 Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 edition of Alesman is available to download here. (10.8MB, may be hard to read on a mobile phone screen).


Due to continued disruption caused by Covid-19 we were unable to distribute a printed Alesman in Spring 2021. In the mean time we compiled another virtual edition. It includes an obituary of long-time volunteer Ken Armitage who sadly died in February 2021 age 73.
Download here. (small file, should be legible on most smart phones).

Inn Brief

Due to continued disruption caused by Covid-19 there was no Autumn Alesman in 2020. We did, however, put together a two-page ‘Inn Brief’ which is available to download here. (small file, should be legible on most smart phones), and you can still download the crossword as a large screen / printer friendly page.

Cross Hills areaAle Trail of Cross Hills area

There‘s lots of variety in Keighley and Craven. How about an ale trail in the Cross Hills area? Its about 3 miles and 7 pubs if you do it all in one go. Click here to download a pdf for more information.

Grassington HouseAle Trail of Grassington

CAMRA social events were suspended for over year to comply with social distancing guidelines, in order to keep everyone safe. One event planned for a Saturday in the autumn 2020 was to visit pubs in Grassington using service buses. As the trip is based on service buses you may wish to support these pubs by organising your own trip. Click here for more information.

Alesman Summer 2020

Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19 there was no printed edition of the Summer 2020 Alesman. Instead we made a virtual mini-edition available to download here. (small file, should be legible on most smart phones), and you can download the crossword as a separate large screen / printer friendly page.

Alesman 136 Spring 2020

The national closure of pubs has paused the distribution of our Alesman magazine in its tracks. We therefore made the Spring 2020 edition available to download here. (8.1MB, and best seen on a PC because the layout does not fit a mobile phone screen). Obviously many event dates mentioned are up in the air at the moment. Crossword entries can be e-mailed to the address shown next to the crossword.

With thanks to our advertisers: Bingley Brewery (Wilsden), Boltmakers Arms (Keighley), Brown Cow (Keighley), RLBS (Keighley), Flappit (A629 near Cullingworth), Goose Eye Brewery (Crossflatts), Timothy Taylor Brewery (Keighley), Wuthering Heights (Stanbury), Bar 13 (Settle), Fleece Inn (Haworth), Talbot Arms (Settle), Boars Head (Long Preston), Counting House (Silsden), Fox & Goose (Hebden Bridge), Helwith Bridge Inn (Ribblesdale).

What‘s new

January 2022 - Alesman advertising rates from Spring 2022

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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