Otley Pub Updates

December 2014

November December Notes
Otley Pubs Open: 19   20  By now The Manor will have re-opened. As we’re counting the Tap House and North Bar as mini-pubs,  that’s 20! Grand eh?
Otley Pubs Temporarily Closed: 1 0  The Manor open Dec. 1st
November December Notes
Outskirts Pubs Open: 2 2  The Roebuck (Spite) Open & popular. The Royalty – well worth the walk
Outskirts Pubs Temporarily Closed: 1 0
Novemner December Notes
Town Bars Open: 4 2 I’m sorry old boy but since we now class North Bar Social and the Otley Tap House as pubs it looks like we’ve lost 2 bars.
Town Bars Temporarily Closed: 0 0
Town Bars Permanently Closed: 0 0

Otley Pubs

Pub Last Reported Status Latest News 28/11/14
The Bay Horse Open & Trading 3 Yorkshire Guest Beers always available. Now varied food. £2.70/pint  – or less – offers! Guest beer £2.00 a pint.
The Black Bull Open & Trading Still a lunchtime favourite. Newly repainted – looks grand.
The Black Horse Open & Trading Newly refitted including the letting rooms. Back to the quality place it should be.
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 December 1st Enthusiastic new tenants will to bring it back to the great pub it used to be. We’ll help them! A good beer and music place.
The North Bar Social Open & Trading Don’t forget there is an upstairs too. Go in and see if you think it’s a pub or a bar. Outside tables now fitted.
The Old Cock Open & Trading Constantly changing range of micro real ales. Leeds Camra pub of the year again.
Otley Tap House (bar or pub?) Next to The Swan a new place. Whether it’s a pub or bar doesn’t matter. 6 handpumps and Otley now has two pairings (Whitakers-Lion and Swan-Tap).
The Red Lion Open & Trading New tenants in and looks very promising.
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.
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 things 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 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. Now new tenants so go say hello eh?

Outskirts of Otley

Pub Last Reported Status Latest News 28/11/14
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? A good cosy tap room. New tenants. Good for a winter warm-up.

Bars – Otley Town

Pub/Bars Last Reported Status Latest News 28/11/14
Korks Open & Trading Cask ales sold
Rocca’s Open & Trading Limited selection of real ales. Lots of music acts on. Good range of craft beers.


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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