Five of the district’s pubs have made it into the Good Beer Guide for the first time.
The 2013 Guide, which published its 40th edition today, features the best 4,500 real ale pubs across the UK.
The 143,000 members of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) update and revise the guide every year.
New entries in the district are The Sparrow Bier Cafe in North Parade, Bradford; The Ginger Goose in Market Street, Bradford; The Friendly at Stanbury , near
Haworth , The George Hotel at Cullingworth , and the Ring O’ Bells in Shipley
Mick and Linda Capper have been at The Ring O’Bells since 2001 and have both been licensees since 1979. It is believed to be the oldest pub in Shipley. Mr Capper said: “I’m over the moon. It’s
taken a lot of hard work. It’s always good to be in a publication like that.
“The market trend is for traditional beers and that’s what we’ve got and all of ours are all fairly local.”
Two Otley pubs, The Bowling Green in Bondgate and The Fleece in Westgate, have also made it into the guide for the first time.
Mick Moss, CAMRA’s Yorkshire regional director, said: “The Good Beer Guide has always been about celebrating the best community pubs serving a high standard of real ale.
“To this day, the guide remains completely independent and driven by the hard work of CAMRA members surveying their local pubs to ensure readers enjoy the perfect pint of real ale.”