Where we are
20 Market Place,
Otley, LS21 3AQ,
Tel: 01943 461122
Facebook – The Bay Horse
Mon to Weds: 5pm to 11pm
Thurs: Midday to 11pm
Fri & Sat: Midday to “Late”
Sun: Midday to 11pm
Sandwiches available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Yes. In Bay Horse Court at rear.
4 always available – regularly changing guest ales.
The Bay Horse Loyalty Card. Load with a minimum of £50 and w will add 10%. Also, your card will earn Loyalty Points for additional benefits to be announced soon!
Yes – Until 7pm only.
Public car parking nearby. Space in Bay Horse Court of cycle parking.
“Bay Horse Jam” acoustic session on the 1st Sunday of every month 3pm to 6pm
The Bay Horse History
According to the late Frank Morrell, a local historian, this Inn was built around the mid 1700’s and sandwiched between two properties. It was one of the 20 Inns in Otley during 1822.
In 1876, John Brown, who previously held the Summercross, became Licensee, and around 1922, the former licensee of the Fountain took over.
The stables and the place where the ale was brewed were at the rear. At one time there was a doorway leading to the passage, and in the days when Otley Rugby Club played on the Wharfeside ground, they dressed at their Headquarters, the Queens Head in Kirkgate, and had to walk to the field in their football kit. Several of the players were known to slip in the front door of the pub, have a ‘quick one’ and out by the passage.
The Bay Horse is a Grade II listed building. Described as:
Early C19 front elevation, earlier rear wing. Three storeys in stone
with Welsh slate roof. Gable coping with one brick and one stone chimney.
Paired corbels support gutter. Two windows, divided by plain mullions,
plain cills and jambs, some glazing bars. Doorway has stone architrave.
Full listing here: https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101200419-bay-horse-public-house-otley