Harrogate pub news
10 Devonshire Place is expected to re-open late April under the management of the group that operate So!Bar, Tap on Tower Street, Groves Inn and Hart Bar. It is likely to have a new name, possibly Devonshire Ale Emporium. It will be the group's first free house so not tied to any pubco.
Disappearing Chin has opened in Harrogate on Beulah Street/Station Parade (opposite bus station) serving three real ales together with eight craft kegs. Note that this establishment does not accept cash, but cards only.
Stevie's Bar – formerly Veeno, an Italian wine cafe, below the Everyman cinema on Station Parade, is now an independently owned bar still specialising in wine but also has a bar with two keg fonts, however unfortunately no real ale currently.
Tap on Tower Street (which we voted Most Improved pub 2019) is to set up a microbrewery at the back of the pub. They also have a beer festival scheduled for mid to late June, expected to have 30 cask ales.
Three's A Crowd (formerly Muckles) on West Park, opened 10th April, now a food-led establishment serving two real ales, one a regular Theakston Best Bitter and one a changing Locale ale, e.g. Bad Co, Ilkley, Kirkstall.
Knaresborough pub news
The Board Inn is subject of a planning application to convert the existing pub, bed and breakfast and manager's flat to form a public house, three flats and four houses (19/01383/FUL).
The Mitre has a temporary manager for a few weeks following departure of the previous manager after four years; he has transferred to The Mews in Wetherby.
Ripon pub news
Storehouse Bar and Eatery (formerly Domus Vinum) has re-opened under new management and serves one cask ale, namely Theakston's Best Bitter.
The Water Rat re-opened 15th March following a major refurbishment. They are serving four real ales, namely Theakston Best Bitter, Rudgate Jorvik Blonde, Camerons Sanctuary and one changing beer. They are now open seven days a week (until winter when they close Mondays).
Other towns and villages pub news
A planning application (16/00621/FUL) to convert the Birch Tree Inn at Wilsill into three holiday cottages with a tiny café and bar and smaller toilets has been approved despite the pub previously having been registered as an Asset of Community Value. The pub closed again unexpectedly in February this year after having re-opened in early 2017 as The Glasshouse at the Birchtree with a reduced 'bar' under glass at the rear.
The Greyhounds at Killinghall has re-opened following a lengthy closure; a Sam Smith's house selling their single cask ale, Old Brewery Bitter.
At the former Harlow Carr Hotel (formerly Harrogate Arms) at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens which closed in 2016, RHS have now submitted an application for change of use from pub to cafe and activity centre (19/00595/FULMAJ).
The Inn (formerly Red Lion) at South Stainley (on 36 bus route between Harrogate and Ripon) is to hold a charity beer festival from 10th to 12th May serving 30 cask ales. Full details and to register for free tickets go to https://innatstainley.co.uk
The following clubs serving real ale have recently been surveyed and they all welcome Camra visitors on production of a valid Camra membership card:
Harlow Hill Club (Otley Road) – Tetley Bitter plus one changing beer
Harrogate Conservative Club – Tetley Bitter only
Harrogate Golf Club – Wainwright plus one changing beer
Harrogate Londesborough Club – two changing Greene King beers
Knaresborough WMC – Theakstons Best only (but fantastic views from beer balcony)
Oakdale Golf Club (Duchy) – Tetley Bitter plus one/two changing beers, excellent food
Oatlands Mount Club – Daleside Blonde and Tetley Bitter
Starbeck Conservative Unionist Working Mens Club – two changing beers
Venue1919 at Harrogate AFC have submitted a variation to their planning application (17/04738/FULMAJ) to demolish existing bar and build new clubhouse (19/01098/DVCMAJ). The works are expected to take place after the current season ends.
Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside, Harrogate Brewing Co and Roosters have collaborated to brew a beer for Henshaw's 21st birthday party beer festival in Knaresborough on Saturday11th May. Tickets for the beer festival are £12 each and include four halves and a souvenir glass – available at www.henshaws.org.uk/events/beer-festival. There will be a total of 21 beers from the four breweries served during two sessions, 12-5pm (family) and 6-11pm (adults only).
After a couple of months off, Harrogate Brewing have confirmed its next tap room opening as Saturday 4th May (12-8pm) and Sunday 5th May (12-4pm). This is a collaboration event with the Women on Tap festival (music, street food and beer) http://www.womenontap.co.uk/#festival-2019/2019-events.
Roosters new brewery tap in Hornbeam Park is now expected to open in May according to latest social media posts. See https://twitter.com/RoostersTaproom for latest info. Opening times are expected to be: Wednesday/Thursday 5-11pm, Friday 3-11pm, Saturday/Sunday 12-11pm. There will be eight handpumps and one keg line.
'The Disappearing Chin' bar opens on Beulah Street, Harrogate