Otley Pub Updates

July 2014

June July Notes
Otley Pubs Open: 14 14 or 15  Tap House?
Otley Pubs Temporarily Closed: 2 0  Black Horse should now be open
Otley Pubs Permanently Closed: 3 4 Woolpack, Yeoman, Summercross, Bridge
June July Notes
Outskirts Pubs Open: 1 2  The Roebuck (Spite) Open & popular. The Royalty – go try it!
Outskirts Pubs Temporarily Closed: 1 0
Outskirts Pubs Permanently Closed: 0 0  The Summercross, The Yeoman
June July Notes
Town Bars Open: 4 4 or 5  North Bar now open and popular! (Or should this be under ‘Pubs’?). Outside tables for the TdF Is the Otley Tap House a pub or a bar?
Town Bars Temporarily Closed: 0 0
Town Bars Permanently Closed: 0 0

Otley Pubs

Pub Last ReportedStatus Latest News1/7/14
The Bay Horse Open & Trading 3 Yorkshire Guest Beers always available. Now varied food. £2.70/pint offers! Free veg curry with drink.
The Black Bull Open & Trading Still a lunchtime favourite. Newly repainted – looks grand.
The Black Horse Closed Should be open any time now.
The Bowling Green Open & Trading Current beer festival. (Might as well just leave that there all the time).
The Cross Pipes Open & Trading Music themed nights started. Loads of other stuff.
The Fleece Open & Trading Good range of real ales. New Chefs appointed. Reports of very good food.
The Horse & Farrier Open & Trading New menu. New manager. Minor refurbishment. Brewer and food events lined up.
The Junction Open & Trading Live music Tuesdays, Quiz Wednesdays. Outside smoking area at back.
The Manor House Open & Trading Open and seems to be doing ok.
The Old Cock Open & Trading Constantly changing range of micro real ales. Leeds Camra pub of the year again.
The Red Lion Open & Trading Phew! Taken over and re-opened by two previous and well-liked chaps. The pairing is saved!
The Ring o’Bells (The Otley Tavern) Open & Trading The Otley Tavern. Now operated by our (former) Chair & Membership Sec.! 4 Real ales @ £2.50/pint. Superb quality Wharfebank. What an improvement!
The Rose & Crown Open & Trading Local guest beer added. Events planned.
The Summercross Closed. Demolition of toilet block complete. Closure now irreversible? OPC has contacted the ‘Developers’ and pleaded with them to either do the decent thing and sell it on so it can be re-opened as a pub, or get on with the development since it looks so awful. Cynically, they say they will start ‘within the next 18 months’.
Whitakers Arms Open & Trading Major refurbishment completed – and a grand job too. Live bands and music nights. Look at the wallpaper maps!
The White Swan Open & Trading  Major re-fit has done amazing tings to this place. Smart, tasteful and now seems twice as big. Got to be seen! A good range of local real ales too. Quiz on Tuesdays, Cask Ale night Wednesdays.
The Woolpack Closed and no longer a Pub (Enterprise) Now a studio business. (anyone been in?)
The Yeoman Closed – now owned by Tate Fuel Oils Tate’s confirm will not re-open as a pub.
The Yew Tree Open & Trading Refurbishment completed and mighty fine it is too. Also still with what must be the most genuine tap ‘oil in Otley. More reports of crackin’ grub.

Outskirts of Otley

Pub Last ReportedStatus Latest News 1/7/14
The Spite (re-named Roebuck) Open! Nice pub area at the front. Good range of local micro brews.
The Royalty Open  – go and try eh? We must try for ourselves. Has massive potential when the walking season returns. Good review in the Evening Post.

Bars – Otley Town

Pub/Bars Last ReportedStatus Latest News27/5/14
Korks Open & Trading Cask ales sold
North Bar Open & Trading Some unusual beers . Don’t forget there is an upstairs too. Go in and see if you think it’s a pub or a bar. Outside tables soon eh?
Rocca’s Open & Trading Limited selection of real ales. Lots of music acts on. Good range of craft beers.
Otley Tap House (bar or pub?) Next to The Swan a new place. Whether it’s a pub or bar doesn’t matter. 4 handpumps and Otley now has two pairings (Whitakers-Lion and Swan-Tap).


While all information here is presented in good faith and is accurate to the best of our knowledge, no responsibility can be taken for incorrect or outdated reports.

We will welcome any corrections or constructive additions to this Monthly Update.

Compiled by Phil Greaves with grateful help.

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