Whether you're visiting or you're lucky enough to call The North home, here are our Top 10 picks for a spot of summer sipping of delicious Ilkley beer! We deliver across the North of England so wherever you find yourself when/if the sun comes out, there's a bench outside a pub and a pint with your name on it!
In no particular order....
Friends of Ham, Ilkley
"A friend of ham is a friend of ours" So says Col and his knowledgable team at this Ilkley hotspot. With outside seating at the front and a courtyard to the rear, wherever the yardarm falls they've got your needs met. Table service and an ever-changing selection of the finest beers around - you'll always find our Ilkley Pale on cask, and look out for specials too!
The Hawthorn, Haworth
Hop on the steam train from Keighley (complete with a real ale bar on-board!) and you'll soon find yourself in Haworth, home of the Yorkshire cobble! When you've walked up the iconic hill, you'll have earned a refreshing pint. Sit outside The Hawthorn and enjoy a pint of Mary Jane, Blonde or one of our specials on cask whilst you take in the view and congratulate yourself on finding this spot!
Talbot Arms, Settle
A proper pub in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Talbot Arms nestles in view of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, but whether you've earned your pint trekking the hills, or you're simply pausing whilst mooching round the market town, you'll have plenty of Ilkley beer to choose from.
Bar T'at, Ilkley
Don't forget you sun t'at (hat)! As popular with pedestrians as it is with cyclists, Adam and his team lay claim to the best-kept-pint of Mary Jane anywhere in these parts. Our gluten-free Alpha Beta is also an ever-present on keg... if you like good beer, then you have to go here if you're in town.
Minster Inn, York
A wall with a view! If you visit historic York you're never more than a few feet away from a pub! But you'll always find a friendly welcome and a pint of Ilkley Blonde at The Minster Inn, and a great spot by the old city walls for a spot of people-watching!
The Fleece, Addingham
Just up the Dalesway walk along the river from Ilkley, the quiet village of Addingham awaits. There are plenty of beery spots but you can't miss The Fleece as you come into the village, right on the High Street. Completely re-built after a devastating fire a few years back, this popular foody destination is now owned by The Seafood Pub Company, and they specialise in... well... And what better to accompany your Calamari than a pint of one of our two cask beers pouring here.
Beck & Call, Leeds
A proper suburban pub, in the leafy area of Chapel Allerton in Leeds, the Beck & Call is one of the city's best-kept secrets by the lucky locals, who hoard the sunshine and good vibes served up at this pub. But you'll soon be welcomed when you order a pint of Mary Jane and they realise you have such good taste!
Ticket Office, Ilkley
Post-train beers? Pre-train beers? Or just beers. Another particularly pleasing people-peeping spot in the centre of Ilkley right by the station. Now serving food through the day, and priding itself on top service, cocktails and of course beer. Why not try the Ticket Office Blonde, brewed by us of course!
Lord Nelson, Poppleton
Come one, come all. Literally, they can fit you ALL in their beer garden! One of our newest permanent customers, you can always get a pint of exquisitely kept Ilkley Pale, with all its dry-hopped goodness, to enjoy in the sunshine just outside York.
The George Hotel, Easingwold
A North Yorkshire gem, The George Inn is set to one side of the lovely Market Square in this small town between York and Thirsk. Pouring our Blonde on cask all year round, it's cosy in winter but a joy in summer.
Number 11 on our top 10 is of course ourselves! No permanent Taproom, but we do host regular events here in our brewery yard (and warehouse during the colder months). Keep an eye on our socials for upcoming socials and pop-ups, like the Quenched Ilkley beer festival run by Crafty Dogg Events and hosted at the brewery on Aug 18-19th.