As well as submitting entries for CAMRA‘s Good Beer Guide each year, Keighley and Craven branch have produced a number of leaflets and a small guide over the years. We also publish a quarterly newsletter, Alesman, packed with local pub news, articles etc. In 2014, we jointly produced a selective guide to the pubs of Keighley and the Worth Valley with City of Bradford Metropolitan Council. Follow the quick links below for more information:
The CAMRA Good Beer Guide is published annually in September and contains details of over 4500 of the UK‘s best pubs alongside the only complete list of breweries in the country. An app for mobile phones based on the Good Beer Guide is available separately.
Entries in the Good Beer Guide are selected locally by CAMRA branches. The main criteria for a pub (or club) to be listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide is consistently well kept Real Ale. Keighley & Craven Branch members survey and nominate pubs in the Branch Area for the Good Beer Guide over the course of the preceding year and entries are finally chosen by democratic process each January/February.
If you visit a pub in our area regularly and feel that the real ale on sale is of consistently good quality please let us know via our website or if you are a CAMRA member please complete a National Beer Scoring System Card and submit it either via the Beer Scoring section of CAMRA‘s on-line pub guide, WhatPub or via the members' area of this web-site. (In both cases, you need to be logged in.)
You can oder your Good Beer Guide online and find out more about the Good Beer Guide app by clicking HERE.
Over the last few years, as a branch, we have published four local pub guides in leaflet form, showing all the relevant real ale outlets along with symbols for facilities and features, lists of regular beers and short descriptions. Two are town centre guides (for Keighley - September 2012 and Skipton - October 2017). The third is a guide to Settle and Giggleswick (March 2013) and the fourth is for the Worth Valley area, which includes the tourist area of Haworth and the Bronte country - September 2010.
You can download a web-format version (in .pdf format) of the town and Worth valley leaflets by clicking the links/ front cover images below. The Settle/Giggleswick leaflet is available by clicking here either with no background image (smaller download) OR with colour background image.
In addition we assisted City of Bradford Metropolitan Council in the production of their Keighley Ale Trail guide in early 2014. Published in advance of the Tour de France, this handy selective guide features pubs in the Keighley and Worth Valley area with photographs and descriptions. Click on the front cover (left) to download the guide as a .pdf file (size: 2 Mb).
If you are a CAMRA member from outside our area and use the leaflets, remember we are always pleased to hear what you thought of the beer quality - please complete a National Beer Scoring System Card and submit it via the Beer Scoring section of the national CAMRA on-line pub database WhatPub or get in touch via the contact page on this web-site.
Dales Ale, 3rd edition.
Newly published in Spring 2007, the 4th edition of our popular guide, was fully resurveyed during 2006/2007. (Originally named Real Ale in the Craven Dales, the guide was first published in summer 1997 and won a CAMRA award in 2000.)
The guide described real ale outlets in the North Yorkshire part of our Branch area including Skipton, Addingham and additionally covered the area west of Settle (Ingleton, Austwick, Clapham and Bentham). The guide is now out of print, but we may have a couple of spare copies left if you contact us.
“Dales Ale” not only listed the real ales available in every pub in the area, it also gave opening hours, details of whether and when food was available, a short description of each pub and other useful information. A useful addition to the second edition was a symbol to indicate which pubs welcome dogs. (Updated 6th September 2007)