Pubs links

Pubs home

Pub of the Year

Pub of the Season

Improved pub award

LocAle - Promoting locally brewed beers

Local pub guides

Clubs which sell real ale (July 2016)

Branch chair Colleen presents the Pub of the Season Winter 2018/9 plaque to the staff at the Wuthering Heights, Stanbury, February 2019

Branch chair Colleen presents the Pub of the Season Winter 2018/9 plaque to Nicci and Darren at the Wuthering Heights, Stanbury, February 2019

The New Inn, Appletreewick

The New Inn, Appletreewick was voted Pub of the Season for Spring 2001 at the Branch's February meeting. The New Inn, run by John and Sarah Pitchers, is a long-standing entry in the Good Beer Guide and is renowned as much for its wide range of foreign beers as for its well-kept cask ales. The cask beers are John Smiths Bitter, Theakstons Black Bull Bitter and one of the bitters produced by the Daleside brewery in Harrogate: Nightjar, Crackshot, Country Stile aka Old Legover or Greengrass. Three draught Belgian beers are normally available and the pub stocks a wide range of bottled beers from around the world. The pub is open lunchtimes and evenings (but not Monday lunch) and food is served from 12-2, all home-cooking and no chips! This is the pub's third Pub of the Season award and is a tribute to Sarah, who had to take charge a couple of years ago when John suffered a serious cycling accident. John is still a keen advocate of mountain-biking and can offer advice on routes on and off-road in the Dales. A 'bike livery' is available at the rear of the pub allowing customers to clean up themselves and their cycles after a good ride and to carry out running repairs. All are welcome and the pub has a good mix of hikers, bikers, car-bound visitors and locals. When I asked John to describe their pub on a recent visit, he used the phrase "a small family-run pub with a big heart", a description which seemed very apt.

Disclaimer and Privacy Policy | Contact Keighley and Craven CAMRA | Copyright © Keighley and Craven CAMRA 1998-2019