Welcome to the May edition of the Otley Pub Club newsletter. And a special welcome to our new subscribers.
Hopefully you’ve got your bunting up and egg sandwiches at the ready to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III – enjoy your weekend whatever you get up to! And why not support your local pubs and bars during the bonus Bank Holiday. Fingers crossed for fair weather.
Plenty of the town’s pubs are showing the event and hopefully making the most of it.
Bad news about the wonderful Masham-based Black Sheep Brewery which is calling in the administrators. It just goes to show how difficult times are for all businesses. What can we do to help? Buy more Black Sheep beer, I guess! Hopefully, a buyer will come forward. More news here:
Great to see 2 x Themed Music Quizzes recently at the Bay Horse and then The Junction in support of Rachel Michael from Odds and Ends who is running the Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon on 14th May to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK – well done all! Hopefully, lots of fun was had and a great deal of money was raised!!
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….
It’s FREE! Otley Pub Club – Gin’teresting Evening Friday 5th May
OPC in conjunction with Otley’s very own White House Distillery will be hosting a gin themed evening at the Rose & Crown on Bondgate. Expect a gin tutorial, tastings, raffles, great prizes, quizzes and other fun shenanigans! From 7pm to 9pm. Special offer for the evening – gin & tonic £5 at the bar.
It’s free to attend – just let us know you are coming by registering at:
This event forms part of the Rose & Crown’s weekend of Coronation Celebrations – see below for more details.
Otley Arcadia Steampunk Weekend
This weekend 5th to 7th May – sure to be a blast! The plan so far:-
Friday – 5.30 onwards – a meet and greet at The Rookery, Kirkgate, Otley.
Friday – 7.30 – Setting off from the Rookery – The Otley Ghost Walk, whether you’re a local or a visitor to the town, learn a bit of the alternative history and local folklore of Otley. £5 per person, payable to the walk guide.
Saturday – 10am-4pm – Outdoor market. At the west end of Kirkgate Arcade, a specially curated market featuring traders of all things Steampunk.
Saturday – 2.30 – 4pm – Java coffee shop, Kirkgate Arcade – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Come and have afternoon tea with Alice and her friends. Price and booking details to be confirmed.
Saturday – 6pm – Kirkgate Arcade, The Arcadian Fashion Show. An inclusive fashion show featuring scenes of street fashion, charity shop chic and, hopefully, Steampunk style. Come and show off your best frock/Sunday best suit. Ideally we would like at least 1 scene from each of the following groups:- ladies, gentlemen, trans/non binary and couples. If you’re local and would like to take part, please call in at the shop (Steam Heat, 7 Kirkgate Arcade) and let me know. If you’re coming to Otley especially for the Steampunk Weekend, that’s fine, again call into the shop on Friday the 5th/Saturday 6th to let me know, then we’ll be starting rehearsals at 4.30 on Saturday afternoon. Please join in, it can’t work without you!
Saturday – 8pm – The Rookery Movie night. Greg and his team will be showing a film with a definite Steampunk theme. £4 per person, payable on the door.
Sunday – 10 – 4 – Outdoor market.
Sunday – 12.30 onwards
As part of the Coronation Weekend, Sunday has been declared Big Lunch Day, to join in we’ll be having a picnic in the Arcade.
These are the plans and details we have so far. Watch out for more news as it develops.
Otley Pub Walkers
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:
- 10th May Singers Night
- 17th May LOCTUP TOGETHER
- 24th May Singers Night
- 31st May THE CHURCHFITTERS
- 7th June Singers Night
- 14th June tbc
- 21st June Singers Night
- 28th June PHIL LANGRAN – re-scheduled from 5th April
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:
https://otleyfolkclub.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/otleyfolkclub
Further off but worth noting in your diary (does anyone still have on of them?) – Ok, Smartphone calendar:
212th Otley Show
Saturday 20th May 2023 For further information please visit: www.otleyshow.org.uk
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!
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, Childrens 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
Otley’s latest Freehold pub is 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.
Horse & Farrier
Again, Leasehold up for sale.
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.
Bay Horse (Get well soon Jan!)
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
What do we think of the makeover? It seems the great Otley public are mostly in favour. Lovely to see the clean fresh lines and signage (anyone spot the error?) – it’s got to be a positive that the PubCo (Star Inns/Heineken) have invested the money here (and Whitakers too!)
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!
Get your glitter suits out – It’s The Eurovision Party Saturday May 13th live screening, free entry!
Freelance Wizard presents “Anyway you want it!” An anything goes open mic event from 3pm to 7pm on the first Sunday of every month. Entry fee £1 for performers, £2 for spectators. Our friend Kyle will be hosting on Sunday May 7th! Singers, Duos, Trios, Bands, Poets, Comedians, Magicians, Spoken Word, Astrological Readings, Puppeteers, Dancers, you name it we’ll take it! 2 songs per performer or 10 minutes to take the stage. Equipment is provided, and there’s even a free arts/crafts raffle at every event! For info, instrument and extended slot requests call 07360 719910.
Future events are on:
Sunday, May 14, 6pm-10pm ‘The Kids are Alright’ – singers, instrumentalists and bands of all ages with priority to youth talent.
Sunday, May 21, 2.30pm-5.30pm ‘Suffragette City’ – hosted by ‘The Lost Embers’ – an event focusing on female singers, duo’s, bands, instrumentalists and bands led by or featuring female artists.
Text Freelance Wizard on 07360 719910 for information or go to www.facebook.com/events/s/anyway-you-want-it-open-mic/746961693736306
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!”
Spoons has maintained it’s 5 out of 5 Food Hygiene Rating by Leeds City Council. Congratulations to Rebekah Black and all the team. You are a credit to the town!
- 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!
Holding a raffle this week for a fabulous hamper of sweets and drinks – and a Rob Burrow Marathon running top – provided by a regular whose son is running in the marathon, which comes through Otley on May 14th. The draw will be on Sunday the 15th and all proceeds will go to charity.
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
The H&F has recently received full marks for their cask ale from Cask Marque, so you can expect a quality pint.
The Horse And Farrier launched it’s first ever cocktail night on April 12th and we want you to be there when it happens again every Wednesday !!
Add some class to your Wednesday night with cocktails at £8 or 2 for £14!
Featuring a handful of the absolute classics and a couple of our own creations!
(All beer lines operating as usual)
26th May, see Tom Bliss and the Burning Bridges for a “pay as you feel” gig in aid of Multiple Sclerosis. More info here: https://www.visitotley.co.uk/event/folk-at-the-farrier-tom-bliss-and-the-burning-bridges/?instance_id=5338
And 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 7th running of their very own Paria Paperboy sportive (in which you can take part) will call in there on Saturday May 20th; 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.
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)
Telephone: 01943 466755 (bar) or 0758 4357229 (burgers)
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
As well as a fantastic gin and cocktail menu, Steve has extended his range of 0% and low-alcohol lagers and beers! Cheers mate!
Celebrate the Coronation weekend 5th to 7th May with Steve and Co at the R&C:
All weekend, choose any 4 of our 13 Gin’s accompanied with any tonic for £20.
Friday from 7pm until 9pm, hosted by Otley Pub Club we’ll have games, prizes, a raffle and also Gin Tasting with Nick from White House Gin.
Saturday we’ll be showing the Coronation celebrations live on both TV’s.
Sunday we’ll be serving the Great British Sunday roast from noon through until 6pm. Then at 8pm we’ll be having a Great British Quiz.
All taking place in one hugely action packed weekend of everything British
So, the bunting will go up and we’ll be celebrating a huge weekend with you in honour of the crowning of our NEW KING
Join us for this once in a lifetime celebration.
Also new: 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
And there’s even more! Saturday 27th May 9pm to 1am It’s the Ultimate 80s Party with I Love The 80s – Live DJ & Free Entry
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. Receive a FREE £5 off voucher 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
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/
Did you miss it? On Saturday 1st April 10am – 1pm. The Royalty Road Show were back with Coffee & Cars & A Full English! (Other breakfast options are available! And they are gorgeous btw!) – Check out their website for future dates
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!).
Lots happening in May!
- Men In Need Together [MINT] meetings from 7pm every Tuesday
- Sunday 7th board games from 6pm
- Sunday 14th Leeds marathon, profits to MND
- Saturday 20th 6 – 10pm live music
- Sunday 21st 7 – 10 pm live music
- Wednesday 31st women’s taproom talk 8 – 10pm
3 different Book Clubs now meet monthly at Shadow. Get in touch with Ian for dates and chat about which one suits you.
Other than the Tap Room Talks, regular hours are Fri & Sat 6-10pm
Check out Shadow’s Facebook site for dates and times of the mid-week Taproom Talks
In April Whits received a perfect Cask Marque score of 5 out of 5 on the beer and cellar audit. They also made it into the top 20 pubs and bars in Leeds according to Trip Advisor reviews. So you’re pretty much guaranteed a warm welcome and a great pint on Coronation weekend and beyond.
Loving the new signage by the way!
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.
This Saturday 6th May at 7pm the fantastic Lewis Robinson.
All the big screen sports are on!
Open daily Midday to 11pm
Join us and celebrate this weekend! We have a bouncy castle Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night we will be showing the Coronation Concert. Sunday afternoon is our gorgeous carvery, with a tombola and bake sale in aid of The Yorkshire Rescue. Sunday night is the right royal Bank Holiday quiz night!
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
LOCAL CHARITIES AND BUSINESSES…… At the Yew Tree, 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
We’ve been teasing our summer project in the last couple of newsletters, as we get ever closer to Yorkshire Day. So what do we know so far?
We’ll be opening an exhibition in Otley on Tuesday August 1st .
The theme of the exhibition will definitely be centred around the pubs of Otley.
We’ll be asking YOU – the great Otley public, to provide the exhibits.
The exhibits will show why you think Otley’s pubs play a special part in the life of the community.
There’ll be prizes for the 3 exhibits that a panel of judges decide best meet the criteria set for the exhibition. (And I’m afraid you’ll have to wait for the launch to discover those criteria!)
As we said last month, full details of the project, including how you can take part, will be launched in the media on Monday May 15th. But you’ve probably guessed by now that it will be a photographic exhibition, and that we’ll be asking you to send in the photographs that will be displayed in it. They can be photos you take over the next couple of months (closing date for entries will be Friday June 30th), or they can be special ones that you’ve taken in the past – even prints, which we can digitise for you – that you think will impress the judges. The photographs will be displayed free in a town centre location, with the exhibition opened on Yorkshire Day and running until the following weekend. After that, all entries will still be available to view online.
So, keep a look out for the launch in a week and a bit, and then over the next couple of months – ‘Keep supping, and keep snapping!’
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 1st June 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or why not come along to one of our monthly socials…
Cheers for now. See you all out and about in our #FamousPubTown
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