The Historic Otley Ale Trail guide,published by Otley Pub Club, lists 20 pubs as against 18 three years ago. In addition, at least six pubs have undergone major refurbishment in that time. The publication is free and distributed through all the town’s pubs and tourist information centres across the region.
The official launch of the new version , download here, was held on Thursday October 14 at the Black Horse Hotel and attended by the Mayor of Otley, Councillor Ian Jackson, civic and business leaders, sponsors and members of Otley Pub Club.
Commenting at the launch, Otley Pub Club chairman, Andy FitzGerald said, “It is great news that we have been able to launch a new Ale Trail guide which includes more pubs than three years ago. On behalf of the Club and all the town’s pubs I wish to thank our Otley Town Council, today’s hosts First Bus and all our sponsors whose support has enabled us to publish the updated guide. We believe it is a valuable addition to the town’s marketing efforts.”
Greg Mulholland, the local MP and president of Otley Pub Club added: “I am delighted that Otley Pub Club has now published a second version of the Historic Otley Ale Trail, which remains unique in the UK as the only local pub guide that shows all the ‘lost’ pubs as well as the twenty pubs that happily still serve the town. It is fantastic that not only has Otley hung onto to its many historic pubs but it has two new ones and has seen significant investment in several pubs which is great for the local economy.