Where we are
Otley, LS21 1HB
Tel: 01943 969931
Monday to Thursday: Closed
Friday: 4pm – 1am
Saturday: 2pm – 1am
Sunday: 4pm – 12.30am
What we offer
Yes. 6 Available.
Public car Park 30yds away and opposite.
Open mic night 8.30pm every Friday from 4th June.
Live bands every Saturday from 9pm
Sunday night Quiz returning soon
Regular entertainment and lots of traditional and contemporary music sessions.
The Manor House History
The Manor House is shown on an 1851 map of Otley. In 1857 it was occupied by John Clarke who was a confectioner. It was first licensed in 1860/70’s and the first Inn Keeper, who also owned the property, was Henry Pullan.
In 1911 the Pub was only at number 7 Cross Green but took over the adjoining property number 9 at a later date.
In March 1931, it was announced in the local press that Mr. Fred Paley, landlord of The Manor House Inn for over 20 years, had died. The inn was the last survivor of the days when public houses were owned by private individuals and was the only “free house” in the town. In 1941 it was taken over by The Tower Brewery which became Hammond’s United Brewery.
Later it was bought by Daniel Thwaites of Blackburn and added to their estate of tenanted pubs and for some years the Manor was the only Otley pub tied to a brewery (as opposed to many of the pubs being tied to the large standalone non-brewing pubcos). Thwaites ownership has continued until 2022 when Thwaites (now just a pub-owning company) decided to sell the Manor.
The Manor House is a Grade II listed building. Described as:
Late C18 or early Cl9. Two storeys in stone with stone slate roof with
stone stacks. Four windows, stone architraves, and two to No 9 with hung
sashes with glazing bass. Three windows on ground floor, one to No 9,
hung sashes with glazing bars. Door of four panels to No 9 in stone architrave
with rectangular fanlight. Similar doorway and door of six panels to
No 7. Kneeler to right
Full listing here: https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101200189-no-7-manor-house-public-house-and-no-9-otley