Brewer Dave Sanders proudly showing branch members the Copper Dragon Brewery, Keighley, 14th March 2019Next local branch event

Our next Branch event is an informal meeting to discuss issues affecting beer and brewing with Keighley and Ilkley MP John Grogan at Café Choux Choux, starting at 8pm. All welcome.

Skipton Beer Festival

Planning is well underway for this year‘s Skipton Beer Festival. The event will return to Ermysted‘s Grammar School on Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th April. See the Skipton Beer Festival website for more information.

Pub of the Year 2019 results are in, 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 surveying will be completed soon. We have holding branch events to celebrate these. 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 launched

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.

Richard Candeland presents Pub of the Season Summer 2018 award to Tony, Janette, Ethan and Harvey Clarke at the Talbot Arms, Settle, July 2018Summer 2018 Pub of the Season

Our Summer Pub of the Season goes to one of the oldest inns in the branch area. On Saturday 28th July, Janette and Tony Clarke at the Talbot Arms, Settle were presented with the award. The Talbot, a family run free house dating from 1642 offers a range of up to 6 well-kept local ales alongside good value food in a pleasant and bright environment. More information..... (Photo above shows branch member Richard Candeland presenting the award to the Clarke family - left to right, Harvey, Janette,Tony, Richard and Ethan.)

Wood you believe it?

Over the weekend of 6th and 7th of July, several members of Keighley and Craven branch visited a unique event, held in North Shields on Tyneside. Woodfest is organised by the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood (SPBW), an organisation with an even longer history than CAMRA. It is a beer festival at which every beer sold has been matured in and is served from wooden barrels. We had a great time and would recommend you look out for next year‘s event, if one takes place. We‘ll certainly be going again. Read Colleen‘s short report here.

Awards! Awards! Pub, Club and Community Pub of the Year

Community Pub of the Year 2018 presentationSpring is when Keighley and Craven CAMRA present our annual Pub and Club awards, of which there are three. The first was Club of the Year, presented to Oakworth Social Club, a thriving social club a couple of miles out of Keighley Town Centre. It went on to the regional Club of the Year competition. The award was presented to Louise Shimmin and Dale Walsh, who manage the club.

Branch Pub of the Year 2018 went to the Falcon Inn in, Arncliffe, in beautiful Littondale. The pub changed hands in early 2019.

Our Community Pub of the Year 2018 was presented to the Bay Horse, Oxenhope. This award commemorates the life of branch member Lynda Smith, who died in December 2015, and who was an ardent supporter of good community pubs and good cask beer. The Bay Horse, at the top end of Oxenhope village, is popular with both locals and visitors. With 3 changing cask beers alongside Taylors Landlord and/or Boltmaker, the Bay Horse hosts regular local events, and a weekly music session.

What‘s new

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

August 2018 - More LocAle Spotlights from Alesman: Autumn 2018

July 2018 - Seasonal award for one of the branch‘s oldest establishments - Pub of the Season Summer 2018

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

July 2018 - A unique experience - WoodFest 2018 Some of the beers available in North Shields at WoodFest 2018

June 2018 - LocAle Spotlights from Alesman for Summer 2018

June 2018 - Awards, Awards! Pub, Community Pub and Club of the Year 2018

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