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I live in western Yorkshire and enjoy visiting good pubs in the Craven, Wharfedale, Airedale and Nidderdale areas

Username: Cravenite

Age: 55

Sex: male

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The Kings Arms, Sutton in Craven

An unspoilt and down-to-earth multi-roomed pub which has been altered little in the last 30-40 years and seems to be very much part of old Sutton-in-Craven. Friendly and longstanding landlord/lady. Only real ale though is Black Sheep and although it's well-kept it seems a bit odd in this part of Yorkshire that they don't have another more local real ale on. One notable thing about this pub is the large collection of clocks -some of which are quite entertaining on the hour ! Overall a nice pub though and one which I've now visited several times. 8/10

19 Feb 2013 20:28

The Bay Horse Inn, Cowling

I wasn’t expecting anything great from the Bay Horse at Cowling and I can’t say I was disappointed. Having gone past on many occasions though I thought it time I called in. The first problem is that there is no pub car park, which in itself is unusual for a village pub, so you have to park on the main road going through the village. This can’t do much to encourage trade.

Enter the pub…this was 1 o’clock on a Sunday lunchtime and remarkably we were the only people in there and seemingly the first customers of the day, as the landlord had to pull through the Thwaites ‘Wainwright’, which to be fair was served well and the landlord and his partner were friendly eniough – going by the banner on the outside of the pub they haven’t been there that long. The pub is plain, unpretentious, quite small and relatively modern inside, but I was surprised to see no local photos on the walls, just some anonymous prints.

This maybe well is a popular local pub at other times of the week but for a fairly large village on the main cross-border through route from Colne to Crosshills etc it’s surprisingly basic and I don’t know if they do food. I probably wouldn’t call-in again unless I had special reason to but hope they manage to keep it open anyway.

24 Jul 2012 10:29

The Golden Fleece, Oakworth

My first visit to this pub which was made on a Saturday early-lunchtime with the pub very quiet. The white-painted exterior is very similar to the many stone terraced houses in this area so it blends in well architecturally. The open interior is clean and comfortable but a little 'fussy' perhaps with an enormous amount of brassware especially. There is also a good pool table . The one 'real ale' was Taylor 'Golden Best' and it was well-served. The landlord was friendly enough. Tetley's ale was also on but I'm not sure if that's classed as real ale anymore by the afficionados and it seems to be boycotted by many people in Yorkshire owing to it now being brewed in the Midlands. An ok pub if nothing spectacular and I would certainly call in here again.

1 Jul 2012 11:17

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