March Newsletter

Hi members and publicans,
White Swan – refurbishment happening soon

The White Swan is going to have a 3 week refurbishment, so it will temporarily close for the work starting on Monday 23rd March (so do pop in for a drink before then, up to Sunday 22nd March!).  Jason and team hope to have the refurbished pub open around 14th April. Jason has involved Otley Pub Club and locals in the simple and tasteful refurbishment plans, which is appreciated (by Pub Club and locals alike!).  

Black Horse – SPBW Winter Pub of the Year 2020

The Black Horse was awarded their award for Winter Pub of the Year by our friends, the West Riding branch of the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood. So congratulations to Jen and team from us! We were delighted to join the presentation on Saturday!
The Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood, founded in 1963, is the oldest consumer-based group interested in stimulating the brewing of, increasing the awareness of, and encouraging the drinking of traditional cask ale. The Society also supports and encourages the use of wooden casks for beer dispense. See

Rose and Crown – closed again but opening soon again!

The previous temporary operator decided to move on, but EI Group (Enterprise Inns as was) tell us it will be open again soon. Let’s hope so. We appreciated EI contacting us to let us know as soon as it closed, they told us “Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstance the publican who was holding the site over has had to pull out with immediate effect. We also have some maintenance work that is needed so this is currently been taken care off and the site is looking to re-open next week at the latest Friday”. So hopefully it will be open again very soon.

Whitakers – closed again but opening soon again!

As you’ll have seen, Whits is temporarily closed again. The sign in the window from Andy and Monica (who we presume are the new tenants?) says it will open again soon with a new kitchen and menu. We’ll keep you posted.

Shoe Cake Comedy is Back in Otley

Great news for people who love pubs and comedy…in other words any proper people…Shoe Cake Comedy is back in Otley, with comedy nights starting again at the Horse and Farrier! First night is Saturday 14th March, see below!

Otley Business Awards

It’s the excellent Otley Business Awards on Friday 20th March, organised by Otley Chamber who do a great job with this (and for Otley business in general!). There’s a best bar and pub category, and the pubs and bars nominated are: 

  • GroovePad

  • North Bar Social

  • The Black Bull

  • The Fleece

  • The Old Cock

  • The Red Lion

  • The Rookery 

Good luck to all of them! 
See details of the awards here
Horse and Farrier

Saturday 14th March – as above, The Shoe Cake Comedy Club is back at the H & F, the first comedy night is featuring The Discount Comedy, tickets £8 or 3 for £18. See the Shoecake Comedy Facebook page

* Quiz night EVERY THURSDAY at 8pm at the Horse & Farrier Prizes to be won, £2 entry. 
* Live Music – Tony Myers is the regular solo artist playing on the last Saturday of every month
The Manor
* Live music every Saturday night
* Every 2nd Wednesday, full Irish session starting at 8:30
* Every Friday, the Manor House Open Mic night.
* Every first Sunday of the month Irish session at 2pm
* Sunday night the Manor quiz, with cash prize and play your cards right.  

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The Rookery
New series of gigs starting in a few weeks time, watch this space and look out for details on social media!
Groove Pad Beer & Vinyls

* Otley Pub Club ‘Premier’ Membership Benefits – Groove Pad Beer and Vinyl are happy to join the scheme offering 10% off clothing and vinyls (including OPC Merchandise) on production of a Premier card.  Groove Pad stock one of each of the OPC T-shirts and hoodies for customers to order with no additional mark up and stock Otley Pub Club ‘Premier’ membership cards. 

Bay Horse

You can enjoy food from the Otley Burger Company in The Bay Horse! You can order for delivery from them too, here’s the menu

The Black Horse
The bedrooms are currently being refurbished, we’ll let you know when we hear they are available to book once again. 
Otley Tavern
Happy Hours 4pm-7pm 50p OFF all pints, prices starting from £2.25.
The Yew Tree

The Yew Tree offer functions – whether it be a birthday party, a meeting, a funeral wake or even a club/activity we are here for you! There is no charge for the space, and we can offer a lovely hot and cold buffet from just £5.95 a head if required. Message or call us on 01943 461330 for more info.


A quick note to landlords and managers – we will happily inform people of your events, offers and offerings, but you need to tell us! So please email us by the end of each month, to tell us what you have going on the following month – and we’ll include it!


Our Premier Membership Cards are on sale at Groove Pad Beers & Vinyl, The Curious Hop and Browns Gallery. For an annual fee of just £10, you get a range of discounts from our local pubs and bars. 

The current offers are as follows (on production of your current/valid (white) Premier Card):

  • Yew Tree – 20% off food (Card holder + 1 and not in conjunction with the carvery or pensioners lunch)

  • Royalty – 10% off drinks at the bar (cardholder + 1).

  • Groove Pad & Vinyl – 10% off T-shirts & vinyls

  • Ottah’s Leah – 10% discount off food and drinks 

  • OUTSIDE OTLEY – all Stew and Oyster branches 10% discount  

As you can see, you £10 membership fee can be recovered in just a couple of trips out! 

The Otley Pub Club Committee


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