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 though we also have some trips further afield.
Starting from July we are experimenting with having some branch meetings on Saturdays and some on the first Tuesday of the month. Branch meetings are for members only.
See our events page for more information on upcoming events.

Skipton Beer Festival 2024: Public Vote Results


Cask Beer of the Festival: Craven Brew Co VIP (Victorian Imperial Porter)
Cider of the Festival: Appletreewick Cider.
KeyKeg of the festival: Neon Raptor Vampyre Disco.

Community Pub of the Year: Goat‘s Head, Steeton
Community Pub of the Year

Our Keighley and Craven Community Pub of the Year 2024 is the Goat‘s Head, Steeton. Scott and Rebecca run a community focussed pub, and judging by the turnout for their presentation the community appreciates their effort, indeed the plaque is dedicated to Scott and Rebecca and staff and customers.

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

Our Keighley and Craven Pub of the Year 2024 is the Beer Engine in Skipton. This is the second year running that it has won the local award. Last year it went on to win CAMRA Yorkshire Region Pub of the Year, and even better made it into the final 4 of the country. Well done Adam, Steve, and staff.

Club of the Year: Applegarth Club, Riddlesden


Our Keighley and Craven Club of the Year 2024 is the Applegarth in Riddlesden. The club won two years running under the stewardship of the late Andy Yuill, with family members coming to collect this year‘s certificate in his honour. Non-members are welcome for a drink while reular visitors are expected to join the club. Club members get the use a a pool table, darts board, and two full size snooker tables.

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, Members!

Please record National Beer Scoring System Scores for Pubs in the branch area. Branch members can use our local system, 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).

Alesman

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.

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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