2019 – What’s New?
2018 was a great year for The Little Ale House. We had the privilege of having Freddie join the team, which enabled us to open 7 days a week and go on a holiday (!). As our regulars can attest, Freddie was a real star and we wish him all the luck in his new career as a fireman down in the big smoke. We know he’ll do a reet good job.
With Freddie leaving, we now welcome James Marriot to the team. James will already be familiar to many of our customers, doing the odd cameo shift (both sides of the bar). His family dog, Max, is also a regular many will know!
We will again be the host venue for the Women on Tap festival (May 2019); a real privilege, especially as the festival grows every year. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s basically a festival celebrating that women brew loads of great beer and that drinking beer is not only for people with Y chromosomes.
The start of 2019 marked the loss of our wonky front yard, as we have reinvested in a beautiful, traditional, Harrogate stone front court yard. This should make summer drinking out the front far more pleasurable.
Mo continues to be a fantastic pub dog, if still a little unsure of bags, butchers and hats. After rescuing him in 2017, we believe we have finally worked out what he is – a cross between a German Koolie and a Border Collie. He still loves cuddles, so that should continue into 2019!
We’re going to be closed in February for a few days as we continue to reinvest – this time with 2 new cold rooms.
Watch this space for wine, whisky, gin and beer tasting events, as we hope to tie up with some our fantastic local suppliers, including Whittakers Gin, Harrogate Gin, Les Harrow and Ake & Humphries.
Rich & Danni
In other news…
Good Beer Guide 2018
We’re in and we’re clearly chuffed to get in to this so soon into our venture together.
Harrogate’s Hospitality Awards 2017
We were voted Newcomer of the Year – Sponsored by Harrogate College. Presented by Gary Verity, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire and Debbie Forsyth Conroy Principal at Harrogate College.
CAMRA Best Pub 2017
Harrogate & Ripon CAMRA’s Pub of the year award.