The start of a new decade
So 2019 is over, and we would like to thank all our customers, particularly our regulars, for supporting us throughout the year.
It was a great year, notably with James being a fantastic addition to The Little Ale House team.
We completed some big works to the pub, including our new front yard, new keg room and second vertical beer cellar. Next year watch out for a retractable roof over the back yard, new signage and traditional railings!
Over the Christmas period we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Other days as normal.
We look look forward to seeing you over the festive period.
In other news…
Good Beer Guide 2019
We’re in it again!
Good Beer Guide 2018
We’re in and we’re clearly chuffed to get in to this so soon into our venture together.
CAMRA Best Pub 2017
Harrogate & Ripon CAMRA’s Pub of the year award.
Anyone that’s sat in our little beer garden during the summer months will have noticed our canopy of hops, steadily growing over the yard. This hop plant, kindly donated by one of our regulars, has led to a community of hop growers (Ale House regulars), all growing clippings from the same UK Cascade hop.
This year, despite The Little Ale’s crop of hops being a little disappointing, The Harrogate Community Hop Growers have managed to produce an excellent harvest — enough to brew a beer with.
Harrogate Brew Co. very kindly put themselves forward to experiment with our Yorkshire hops, brewing a 4.2% golden bitter called ‘Crowd Sauce’ (which best suits English hops grown ‘up North!)
This beer won’t simply be drank however, as the hop growers have decided to henceforth dedicate the beer to a local charity. The Little Ale House had already been raising money for Frank’s Fund, and it has been decided that this excellent local charity will be the first beneficiary. The Little Ale House and Harrogate Brew Co. will both be donating part of the profits for every pint sold, and we should have 10 casks!
Frank’s Fund was an obvious choice to be the first charity we seek to raise money for, as Frank’s story has touched many of our regulars.
Frank’s Fund directly supports the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Ewing sarcoma most commonly affects children and young adults aged 10-25 years old and makes up about 1.5% of all childhood cancers. Primary bone cancer received just 0.04% of funding from the major UK cancer charities in 2017/18.
So keep an eye out in The Little Ale House for Crowd Sauce and make sure you buy a pint or two, as it will be helping a very good cause.
You can also donate directly to Frank’s Fund by visiting: www.bcrt.org.uk/get-involved/tribute-funds/franks-fund