Welcome to the very sunny June edition of the Otley Pub Club newsletter. And a special welcome to our new subscribers.
Last month we held our G’interesting Evening at the Rose & Crown. And what a great night it was. Many thanks to our very own Mr Chairman for organising. Massive thanks to Steve for hosting us at his wonderful pub, and also thanks to the guys from White House Gin Distillery for a very informative and tasty (!) evening. A great crowd had much fun with Mr Chairman’s quizzes and a raffle with outstanding prizes! Watch out for more events from us around town as we continue our mission to promote Otley, it’s local businesses, and of course it’s outstanding bars and pubs.
With that in mind, hopefully you’ll have seen the news release about our Yorkshire Day Event for 2023. You haven’t? Well find out more below. In summary, it’s a competition to find a photo which reflects Otley’s pubs and why you love them. It’s definitely NOT about the quality of the pic. More about the theme. A pub picture that means something to you. Entries can be on-line, by email or post. Get your smartphone, Sony Sureshot or Box Brownie (younger readers will need to Google!) out and send us that pic. Enter here:
More details plus T&Cs below and on our website at:
Last month’s news about Masham-based Black Sheep Brewery calling in the administrators seems to have had a happy ending. It has now been acquired by London-based investment firm Breal Capital and will continue to trade under the same name. Hopefully this gem of a brewery will go from strength to strength. More news here:
As above, we all know that the economic situation is affecting businesses of all sorts, as well as domestic users. With this in mind, it’s understandable that some of our bars and pubs are adjusting their opening hours accordingly. More details as we get them of course. We will try to keep our website up to date, but it’s a very fluid situation so please bear with us and our hard-pressed publicans. Perhaps, check out with the venue to confirm opening times?
And of course, a call out to all publicans, if you do change hours/days of opening, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll endeavour to get the word out there.
We’ve got the usual categories this month of Otley Events, Pub News, Pub Events and our “And Finally” has more news on OPC’s Yorkshire Day Event!
Here we go….
Otley Carnival 2023
It’s on Saturday 17th June and always one of the best days of the year – weather permitting! Congratulations to the Carnival Committee on getting this sorted. Last year was their first year as a Committee and they made a great job of things. This year promises to be bigger and better. Remember all monies raised go to local organisations. Please get out and support the participants!
More info here on times, routes, stalls etc: www.otleycarnival.co.uk
Otley Pub Walkers
A team from OPW took part in the recent Sue Ryder Wharfedale Pub Walk 2023 – and what a fantastic day it was. 10.5 miles around Wharfedale taking in Threshfield, Linton, Burnsall, Hebden, Grassington and back to Threshfield! A pub approx. every 2 miles and the sun shone continuously. Perfect! Looking forward already to next year’s event!
Watch out for more regular meets and walks around the area. There’s a WhatsApp group that is the prime vehicle for news and often posts impromptu walks – e.g. Anyone free tomorrow for a walk to …..
Why not get involved? Check out their Facebook page and send a message to join the WhatsApp group. All capabilities and pets welcome! https://www.facebook.com/OtleyPubWalkers
Otley Folk Club
The Otley Folk Club meet every Weds evening upstairs in the Black Horse. Singers’ nights run on alternate weeks. All welcome!
Programme – all tbc:
21 Singers Night
28 PHIL LANGRAN – re-scheduled from 5th April
5 Singers Night
12 ROGER SUTCLIFFE
19 Singers Night
Turn up to play, join in or just listen!
Check out their website for contact details and events or give them a follow on Facebook:
Further off but worth noting in your diary (does anyone still have on of them?) – Ok, Smartphone calendar.
Otley Walking Festival
The programme is out there for Saturday 24th June to Sunday 2nd July 2023 with the pub walks taking place on the 1st and last weekend of the Festival. Always popular. Often overbooked. So, get ready for the actual dates and booking processes nearer the time by liking/following them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OtleyWalkingFestival/
Programme of walks around many outlets in town plus on-line at https://otleywalkingfestival.co.uk/festival-programme/
Remember to get booking as the most popular walks regularly get snapped up early!
WALKING FESTIVAL BOOKINGS OPEN NOW!
The 2023 LOGCO Otley Cycle Races
Always a great night around the town – Weds 28th June. More details here:
Otley Music Festival 2023
This wonderful town-wide event is taking place 23rd June to 2nd July. Sure to be a fantastic few days again. 10 days of musical celebrations. Check out the Festival website for acts, times, programmes etc. https://otley-music-festival.co.uk/
Otley Live 2023
The third Otley Live Music and Arts Festival begins on June 30th and runs to July 9th – meaning that along with Otley Music Festival there’ll be 17 consecutive days of amazing events around town this summer! Incredible! Their details are at: https://otleylivefestival.com/
Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza
Knotford Nook, Pool Road, Otley, LS21 1EA on Sunday 10th September 2023 – 10:00 am – 4:00pm
Vehicle Entry Forms NOW AVAILABLE from their website: https://www.ovte.co.uk/
Attractions Include: Fairground Organs, Classic & Veteran Cars, Motorcycles, Military Vehicles, Heavy & Light Commercials, Tractors, Steam Engines, Trade Stands, Car Boot Sale, Displays, Brass Bands, Children’s Amusements, Punch & Judy Show, City of Leeds Pipe Band, Terrier Racing AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
Admission: Adult: £5.00, Concession (over 60s): £4.00
Children under 14 FREE if accompanied by an adult over 18
FREE Car Parking
Currently closed. We don’t have any more news as yet. You’ll get it as soon as we do.
IMPORTANT! All very quiet from sellers Thwaites as to the state of play. We understand that their selling price is deterring potential buyers (of which there were a few) due to the cost of repairs needed.
After the recent meeting of the Community Bid group, the Bid is back under way as they waited for potential buyers who have since gone. Expect more news soon with setting up of the Community Bid website and the start of a fundraising programme.
As we said, the Community Bid Team is still in place and the project has 2 key objectives:
- To save The Manor House as a truly historic pub
- To create a unique Community Pub in our famous pub town
The group’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/809850323595408
Or, you can follow the Community Pub Group on Twitter: @otleycommpub
More public meetings are planned as the fund raising gets underway. Keep an eye on the Community Pub social media sites and if you want news, get in touch or provide support, all are welcome. Contacts above.
It appears that the last planning application has been withdrawn. We are not at all surprised by this. The poor quality application was full of holes and discrepancies. Watch this space for more news!
You may have noticed that a sign has gone up at the Tav. Either Freehold or Leasehold is on offer – free of any brewery tie. Still open and trading.
Horse & Farrier
Again, Freehold or Leasehold up for sale. But again, still open and trading with some fantastic live music events.
Freehold, Leasehold, Free of Tie – what does it all mean?
We’ve covered these items before but in summary:
Freehold = you buy the building. Like when you buy your house
Leasehold = the building owner rents you the building for an annual fee. The details of the lease can vary tremendously
Free-of-Tie = You are not bound to take stock from a particular supplier, brewery, pubco etc.
Monthly music “The Bay Horse Jam” – going down a storm and very popular – first Sunday of every month 3pm to 6pm. A message from Jan & Dean:
“Come and join us on Sunday afternoon for an informal music session where you can sing, play, join in with other or just listen. Fresh sandwiches available for purchase. Everyone is welcome!”
Dominoes night every Wednesday from 7.30pm. Includes a free supper. Watch out for the announcement of a Poker night Mondays – dates and times tbc.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday & Wednesday: 5pm – 10.30pm
- Thurs: Noon – 10.30pm
- Friday & Saturday: Noon – 11pm
- Sunday: Noon – 10.30pm
Disco Night Saturday 8pm til midnight with DJ Fozzie.
Drinks offers ongoing:
– House Doubles £3.50 with a “dash”, £4.50 with Premium Mixer
– Double up on Premium Spirits for just £1.50 extra
– Mon-Fri Happy Hour 3pm to 5pm 50p off selected drinks
Sun – Thurs = 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sat = 11am – Midnight
Lovely home-cooked food with lots of fantastic reviews. Kitchen opening hours:
Mon – Fri = Midday – 2.45pm
Sat & Sun = Midday – 3.45pm
Black Horse Hotel
Happy Hour 5pm to 6pm Monday to Friday all beers £3 – Fantastic!
Live – Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip – always a blast and usually a sell-out! Saturday 17th June from 7.30pm. More details and tickets here:
Tuesday = Pie Day! Pie and a Pint (Kirkstall Core Cask range) £9 Served 12-9pm
Wednesdays = BOGOF Burgers – Buy One Get One Free!
Great food menu available here https://blackhorseotley.co.uk/food-and-drink/
And don’t forget the lovely, refurbished rooms
Bar Opening Times:
- Sun to Weds: Midday – 10pm
- Thurs: Midday – 11pm
- Fri & Sat: Midday – Midnight
- 12 – 8pm (close 7pm Sundays)
Also, at the BH:
“Fancy trying a new hobby? Intrigued to try Life Drawing? Then come along to the weekly #drinkanddraw at the Black Horse. Every Thursday 7-9pm Entry from 6.30pm. £7 a session. Bring your own materials. All abilities welcome!”
Belated welcome (very belated – sorry!) for the new manager at BG, Laura Dietman. There’s a great article in the Telegraph & Argus which introduces Laura and highlights the history of the pub. A very interesting read:
In fact, Wetherspoons own site has a very interesting history of Otley and the pub:
- Mon to Thur: 8am to Midnight
- Fri & Sat: 8am to 1am
- Sun: 8am to 11pm
Tel: 01943 858980
Tuesday Quiz night from 8pm. Bingo, trivia and potential cash prizes.
Cross Pipes (Otley’s newest Freehouse!)
Closed currently – more news as we get it.
The Curious Hop Bière Café
Remember it’s in Orchard Gate – the old Groove Pad place.
‘The Beer and Book Club’ second Wednesday of every month to chat about whichever book they’ve been reading. If you want to go along on Wednesday the 10th of May, not only can you get the book at a discount in the Bookshop on the Square, (unless you have it already, of course) but you’ll also get a discount on your drinks on the night. If you like books, and you like beer, why not give it a try?
They have teamed up with the lovely @acasadialessia across the way. Why not bring your pizza in and enjoy with a huge range of quality drinks? Cheers!
Expect 3 hand-pulled ales, a selection of speciality and foreign kegs, ciders and spirits. They’re dog friendly.
- Closed on Mondays
- Tuesday to Thursday 3pm-11pm
- Friday & Saturday 12noon-11pm
- Sunday 12noon-10:30pm.
Upstairs room bookable (free!) for about 20 people. For any more details email email@example.com
Finally, for anyone worried, the @curioushop bottle shop is still open and trading around the corner on Newmarket.
Pop in and have a drink next time you’re passing. Marcus and the team are sure to give you the warmest of welcomes!
The outside bar is now in full swing!
Why not join us for our Early Bird menu. Tuesday-Friday 5-6.30pm – also now doing Snacks in The Snug!
Early Bird Menu 5 – 6.30pm:
2 courses – £17
3 courses – £21
Just want a beer? No problem – all welcome!
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday to Thursday: Midday to 10.30pm
- Friday & Saturday: Midday to 11pm
- Sunday: Midday to 9pm
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday to Thursday: Midday to 8pm
- Friday & Saturday: Midday to 8.30pm
- Sunday: Midday to 5pm (Always very popular – best to book your table)
New menus available on their Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/TheFleeceOtley
Tel. 01943 968220
Horse and Farrier
Live music at the Farrier – 11th June it’s Greg Hancock and Alex Seel. More info and tickets here: https://www.visitotley.co.uk/event/greg-hancock-and-alex-seel/?instance_id=5340
10% off all cask ales for CAMRA members on production of your card!
Regular weekend live acts – check out their Facebook page below for details. Some fantastic artists appearing.
Open Mic night every Thursday at 8pm led by local musician, gig organiser and brewer Paul Briscoe. Everyone is welcome, either to perform or just to sit, drink and listen.
After the huge success of the Thursday Open Mic nights (not been yet? Please do, it’s great!), the 2nd Sunday of each month sees another Open Mic event from 6pm. In good weather this may be outside. There’s a house guitar, piano and full PA available. All welcome!
Don’t forget the 4 fantastic rooms for B&B!
- Mon to Weds: Midday – 10pm
- Thurs to Sat: Midday – 11pm
- Sunday: Midday – 10:30pm
- No food at the moment
Live music every Tuesday and Saturday.
Keep your eyes on their social media as there may be last minute alterations to the booked acts: https://www.facebook.com/thejunctioninnotley
Open from midday to 11pm every day
North Bar Social
Join them for a continuation of their ‘Summer of Cycling’. The Otley town centre races finishing straight is right outside on Wednesday June 28th; and they’re showing the Tour de France on TV from Saturday July 1st Open from midday every day and closes at 11pm, except for Friday and Saturday (midnight) and Sunday (10pm)
You may have noticed the covers are off the outside seating area! Hopefully the good weather will follow!
Always a great drinks selection – and remember it’s not all about alcohol. Plenty of low and 0% options plus gorgeous Dark Woods Coffee https://www.facebook.com/darkwoodscoffee.
Watch out for music events at the Woolpack next door plus Street Food vendors regularly setting up.
Fantastic! They’ve been voted Leeds CAMRA Pub of the Year! All are invited to celebrate with the team there when the award is presented on Sunday 25th June at 3pm. Congratulations to all!!
Usually post daily on Facebook and Twitter with changing beer options. Give them a follow:
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm
Otley Tap House
Kids still eat for £1! 7 days a week until 7pm. With every adult burger and fries purchased, 2 children can eat for £1 each from the kids menu. T&Cs see their Facebook site – NOW extended until 30th September 2023 – Fan-burger-tastic!
The Happiest Happy Hour Ever! The offer now includes all Cask Ales, Coors or Aspall!! From opening to 6pm Mon to Friday. All pints are £3.00
Watch out for live acoustic music sessions Sunday evenings
Monday is Burger offer day (midday to 9.30pm) – burger, fries and a drink for £9.45
Quiz Night every Tues at 8.15pm (followed by Play Your Cards Right):
1st Place – £50 Food and Drink Voucher
2nd Place – O’Deli Group Voucher
All shots £2.50!!!
New cask ales regularly – check out https://www.facebook.com/theotleytaphouse for what’s on today
- Monday to Thursday: 3pm to Midnight (Burgers: 4pm – 9.30pm)
- Friday & Saturday: Midday to Midnight (Burgers: Midday – 10.30pm)
- Sunday: Midday – 10.30pm (Burgers: Midday to 9.30pm)
Or, order via the Otley Taps App in house or for home delivery
Despite the For Sale sign – still open and trading.
The pool table has returned! And it’s free pool every Wednesday!
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday to Thursday: 2pm to 10.30pm
- Friday: 2pm to 11.30pm
- Saturday: 12pm to 11.30pm
- Sunday: 12pm to 10.30pm
All day Saturday – 4 x Corona & 4 x shots of Tequila – £10
Fridays – 12 til 6pm – all pints £2.80
Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/theotleytav
Loyalty Card in operation. 6 stamps on your card = 1 free pint Monday & Tuesday only
Big screen sports entertainment. DJs Friday and Saturday nights
10.30am to 11pm daily, (except close midnight Friday)
Red Lion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OtleyPub
Menus on their Facebook page and website: https://www.roebuckpub.co.uk/our-food/
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
- Sunday: 11:30am – 8:00pm
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday to Friday inclusive 12.00 – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 8.30pm
- Saturday 12 noon – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 8.30pm
- Sunday 12:00 – 6.00pm
Rookery Bar & Venue
The new menu has landed and is now available. Some old, some new, call in and see what made the cut. #241cocktails runs from 5pm till 10pm every open day.
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday – 4 till midnight
- Wednesday – Closed
- Thursday to Saturday – 4 till midnight
- Sunday – 4 till 10.30
The fantastically hilarious Shoe Cake Comedy return for a season of Rookery Comedy Nights
3 comedy night dates for your diary this year, all held upstairs at The Rookery Bar & Venue :
- Friday July 7th – Edinburgh Fringe Special! Two 60 minute fringe previews from TV comedian Jonny Pelham & multi award winning comedian Jack Gleadow!https://skiddle.com/e/36277663
- Friday Sept 22nd – New Act/New Material night with headliners The Halls of Ridiculous https://skiddle.com/e/36277776
- Friday Nov 10th – New Act/New Material night with headliners The Halls of Ridiculous https://skiddle.com/e/36277807
Please share and invite your friends
Another date for your diary is Saturday 8th July when the fabulous Mark Morriss of The Bluetones brings his acoustic solo set to The Rookery. Check out the gig and tickets from Rookery’s Facebook site – link below.
Upstairs at the Rookery – Film Club now have their own Facebook site. Check it out for listings and updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1149769698934843/
Tickets are, as always, £3 per person, per film.!
There are only 30 seats available for each film so get in early to be guaranteed a place for all the magic.
Rookery’s Facebook page for more details/prices/times:
Rose & Crown
There was a great turnout for Steve’s “It’s the Ultimate 80s Party with I Love The 80s” – Live DJ & Free Entry in May. Watch out for more themed nights throughout the summer. Next up Saturday 1st July 9pm to 1am it’s an 80’s vs 90’s Party – Live DJ and Free Entry again – sure to be another cracking night!
All You Can Eat Chicken Wings! Every Tuesday from 5pm. We’ll cook as many as you can eat for just £15 and we’ll even give you a beer / wine or soft drink to wash them down! Choose your sauce from Franks’s Hot, BBQ or sweet chilli. When you’ve cleared your plate, just ask us for more!
And there’s more! Bottomless Brunch! Every Saturday from Midday to 5pm (pre-booking required) For 90 minutes choose any 3 of our Tapas dishes and enjoy unlimited Prosecco, cocktails or selected soft drinks
Here’s your week planned out at the R&C:
- Wednesday = Quiz night from 8.30pm
- Thursday = Steve’s (mad) cash prize Bingo – some great, (and some awful) prizes – kicking off at 8pm where there’s money and loads of other really random (and we mean RANDOM) prizes to be won! £10 to play which gives you 6 games – all entrance money then gets split up on each game. If you fancy coming for your tea beforehand, we’ll give all bingo players 10% off your bill.
- First Sunday of every month Live Music Open Mic night from 7.30pm hosted by the fantastic Marshalls & Friends – 7th May
- Keep an eye on R&Cs social media for more live acoustic sessions
Food wise – there’s Tuesdays to Thursdays “Plenty 4 Twenty” From a set menu, choose 2 courses for 2 people for £20 and also, Tuesdays to Fridays – Lunch and a drink for just £8.99
Bar Opening Times:
Every day Midday to 11pm, except closed Monday and close at 10.30pm Sunday
Kitchen Hours are:
Tuesday to Saturday: Midday to 4pm and then again 5pm to 9pm
Sunday Midday til 6pm (Very popular Sunday roasts & veg options available)
Please note, the evening meals are proving to be very popular and a great addition to food options generally in Otley.
Current menu (and also where you can reserve a table) on the new website: https://www.roseandcrownotley.com/
Telephone: 01943 850180
Launch of a new email club. Exclusive news, offers & upcoming events every month.
THIS MONTH’S OFFER – Mon to Thurs after 6pm – receive 20% off your food bill on your next visit by signing up at https://theroyalty.eo.page/xtvmn
Cask Club all day Monday. Enjoy a pint or two of cask ale for only £3.25 – The Wharfedale Blond at 3.9% is gorgeous! As are the other options!
Great offer from up t’hill:
2 Meals & A Bottle of Wine – £34.95 All Day, Monday to Friday. Enjoy 2 new choices from our new menu and any bottle of wine.
Also, 2 Meals from the Offer Menu for £19.95 Monday to Wednesday 5-8pm
Four refreshing spritz for those warm summer nights. Choose from Aperol, Limoncello, Bellini or Passionfruit Spritz. All at £6.95
New Opening Times:
- Monday to Thursday: 11am – 8pm (kitchen til 7pm)
- Friday & Saturday: 10am – 8pm (kitchen til 7pm)
- Sunday: 12pm – 7pm (kitchen til 6pm)
Brunch and Light Bites (sandwiches/Jackets etc.) Mon – Sat: opening til 2.30pm
Book your table now https://togo.uk.com/makeBookingv2?venueid=890&nv=true
Brunch & Restaurant Menus (incl. Gluten Free & Kids) on Website: https://the-royalty.co.uk/
The Royalty Road Show are back on Weds 28th June. Classic cars on show usually from 6pm with the new BBQ menu in full swing.
Check out their FB site for future dates and times. Why not give them a follow?
https://www.facebook.com/TheRoyaltyRoadShow Come and view all the amazing cars (and bikes!).
Events in June:
Sun 11th – boardgames from 6pm onwards
Tues 13th – MINT (Men In Need Together) 7pm Onwards Check out:
Sun 18th – Live Acoustic Music
Tues 20th – MINT
Weds 21st – Women’s Taproom Talks 8pm to 10pm
Tues 27th – MINT
Other than the above events, regular hours are Fri & Sat 6-10pm
3 different Book Clubs now meet monthly at Shadow. Get in touch with Ian for dates and chat about which one suits you.
Check out Shadow’s Facebook site for dates and times of the mid-week Taproom Talks
Bar Opening Times:
- Monday & Tuesday: 11.30am to 6pm
- Wednesday: CLOSED
- Thursday: 11.30am to 6pm
- Friday: Midday to 10pm
- Saturday: Midday to 11pm
- Sunday: Midday to 6pm
- Everyday Midday to 3pm (except closed Weds)
Booking recommended for Sunday Dinners – message on Fbook or call 01943 968020
Happy hour(s) – Mon to Fri 4pm to 6pm 50p off selected pints and £1 off bottles of wine – Great stuff!
Facebook (for menus, events etc.): https://www.facebook.com/whitakersotley
Watch Social Media for regular live acoustic sessions.
All the big screen sports are on!
Open daily Midday to 11pm
Your friendly community local north of the river.
- Senior Lunch every Thursday 12pm until 2pm. Any main course and a soft drink or hot drink for just £4.95. Add a dessert for just a pound!
- Fun quiz nights every Sunday, including the popular eliminator quiz. Great prizes to be won including beer vouchers, Supercar driving experiences, computer tablets and more!!!
- Free pool every Wednesday from opening time at 4pm until closing!
- We have a pool team that play every Tuesday, contact us if you’re interested in joining!
- We welcome motorhome and campervan stopovers at The Yew Tree. No need to book, just turn up! We have an outside tap at the rear of the pub and toilet facilities until we close.
- We are able to hire our lounge free of charge for funerals, parties, meetings, and more. We have 3 levels of buffet available including teas and coffees. Call 01943 461330 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For parties we have a resident DJ available if required.
- And don’t forget the doggy carvery! Your best friend is welcome to eat with you for just an extra £1:50! (All doggie proceeds donated to Moorview Rescue).
Have you tried one of our Sunday carveries yet?
Just £9.95 with beef, ham, turkey and pork, roast potatoes, mash, honey glazed parsnips, carrots, broccoli, green beans, sprouts, cabbage, peas, stuffing, cauli cheese, proper gravy and Yorkshire puds! All home made!
Just see our reviews! Call 01943 461330 to book now! Doggy carvery just £1.50
- Monday to Wednesday: 4pm – 11.30pm
- Thursday: 12pm – 11.30pm
- Friday & Saturday: 2pm – 11.30pm
- Sunday: 12pm – 11.30pm
- Thursday: 12pm – 2pm
- Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 8pm
- Sunday Carvery: 12pm – 4.30pm
LOCAL CHARITIES AND BUSINESSES…… We are hiring out the use of our Lounge room FREE OF CHARGE for you to host your own party nights or charity events!
Just send us a message if you’d like to book an evening in! (We are able to provide microphone if needed!).
But here’s a recurring plea to all the landlords in town – please drop us a line to email@example.com if there’s something you want us to put in the newsletter! Although we try to share all your social media posts, we don’t sit reading Facebook and Twitter all day every day and scanning them all every month when we’re producing the news for our 700 readers takes hours. Worse than that, some of the media – even on websites – might be out of date, but we have no real way of knowing, so we might be giving out completely wrong information!
Also please note that the offers and prices are correct to the best of our knowledge. Please check with the venue whilst ordering. OPC cannot be responsible for any discrepancies.
AND FINALLY….Otley Pub Club Yorkshire Day Event
Pub Photo Competition for an Exhibition in Otley on Yorkshire Day!
Everyone who loves Otley’s famous pubs is being invited to enter a special Yorkshire Day pub photo contest – with the chance of winning a great prize!
It could be your favourite photo of your favourite pub. It could be a photo from a really special event in or at an Otley pub. It could be an Otley scene from a special day that has a pub or pub in it. It could be a photo that shows our pub culture. As long as the photo has a pub or pubs in it (inside or outside!). Anything that captures why Otley’s pubs are special!
You can take a photo now or submit one you already have. It can be taken on a camera, a phone or whatever. This is not about the best photographic image, the winning photos will be judged on what the photo captures about Otley’s famous pubs and why they’re special.
Each person can send in one photo only. It either needs to be a photo you’ve taken yourself or a photo you have already and own the rights to (for example, a photo taken by relative or friend). You can send us the photo by email, on-line entry or regular mail (see below for details) If you decide you want to change the photo before the deadline, let us know and we’ll change your entry.
All photos will be displayed in the Stables of the Black Horse Hotel in Otley, with the exhibition being opened on Yorkshire Day and running for 6 days. The gold, silver and bronze award winning photos will be framed, and the winners will be invited to receive a prize on Yorkshire Day itself. We will also be offering all publicans the chance to have a framed copy of their favourite photo from the exhibition to hang in their pub.
Your photo needs to be with us by 5pm on Friday 30th June 2023 at the latest, so get snapping – and good luck!
HOW TO ENTER
- Submit your photo and complete the form at: https://form.jotform.com/230960749559369
- Send us the photo by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send existing prints by regular mail to OPC Photos, c/o Burras Lynd, Burras Lane, Otley. LS21 3ET
If your entry is submitted by email or regular mail, you will need to provide the following information:
- Where and when was the photo taken?
- Who took this photo? (If not you)
- Why is the photo special to you?
By entering, it is understood by all that you have read and understood the Terms & Conditions of the competition, which can be found here:
We are very thankful for the support given to this project by the team at Otley Camera Club.
A massive THANK YOU!!! Otley Pub Club’s JustGiving campaign was launched in July and we are delighted by the donations we’ve received so far – from far and wide!! Remember, our only source of income previously has been our Premier Membership card, which offered discounts at local pubs and bars. We decided post-Covid that this was not in the best interest of our hard-working publicans to beg them for money off when finances were tight. Even more so now in the economic crisis we all face. So we have temporarily suspended the Card scheme.
All of the contributions have provided valuable funds (primarily to pay off long standing debt) for us as we continue our aim of promoting and protecting Otley’s great pubs and bringing in much needed revenue to all businesses in the town generally. BUT, we haven’t closed the appeal. More funds would allow us to do more promotions.
We understand times are hard, but just the price of small round of drinks would help us tremendously. Every little helps. Thank you in advance.
Otley Pub Club meet up in a different pub in Otley on the first Thursday of every month to discuss anything and everything happening in Otley and in its pubs, and everybody is welcome to join us. We start at about 7pm to discuss any semi-formal stuff, then finish with that at 8pm and spend the rest of the evening chatting about whatever comes up. We’ll usually visit 3 pubs during the evening.
So, if you fancy perhaps seeing the inside of a pub that you’ve never been in; or you’ve got a burning issue about Otley’s pubs that you’ve been dying to share; or maybe if you just fancy a drink and a chat and all your mates are doing something else; check out the times on our Facebook event page for our next meeting and you can join us at any time in any of the pubs along the way.
We’ll be in these pubs and at least one of us will be wearing something black with an obvious Otley Pub Club logo on it so we’re recognisable!
Next Pub Club Social: Thursday 6th July 2023. Venues and times will be posted on our Social Media nearer the time. Watch out for the Facebook event.
Well folks, that’s it for this month. Please remember, if you want to get in touch email to email@example.com, or why not come along to one of our monthly socials…
Cheers for now. See you all out and about in our #FamousPubTown
The OPC Committee
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