< Keighley and Craven Campaign For Real Ale - Local pub guides


As well as submitting entries for CAMRA‘s Good Beer Guide each year, Keighley and Craven branch has 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. Follow the quick links below for more information:

Good Beer Guide 2023The Good Beer Guide

The CAMRA Good Beer Guide is published annually in September or October 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‘s 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.

Keighley Ale Trail coverLocal Leaflets and “the Keighley Ale Trail”

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).

Skipton leaflet front coverKeighley leaflet front coverWorth Valley leaflet front cover

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.

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Fred Baker presents the Pub of the Season Summer 2017 plaque to the staff at the Boat House, Skipton, July 2017

Fred Baker presents the Pub of the Season Summer 2017 plaque to the staff at the Boat House, Skipton, July 2017

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