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…

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2019

Good Beer Guide 2019

We’re in it again!

photo of us holding the Good Beer Guide 2018

Good Beer Guide 2018

We’re in and we’re clearly chuffed to get in to this so soon into our venture together.

CAMRA's Pub of the year award 2017

CAMRA Best Pub 2017

Harrogate & Ripon CAMRA’s Pub of the year award.

Autumn 2019

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

Ales & Ciders

Ales & Ciders

Rich and Dan believe that the best beers are produced by small batch breweries who are passionate about their brews. As a result, the bar has an ever evolving selection of ales brewed by independent micro-breweries – change is the spice of life! There will always be a mix of strengths and styles – including stouts/porters.

At any one time there will be up to 5 cask beers and 5 keg beers. Big supporters of ‘fresh is best’, Rich and Danni endeavour to have the right ratio of beers to customers, so you know that the beer is in top nick.

Please note – There is no draught lager and shandys requests are not met!

Wines & Spirits

Wines & Spirits

A small, but well formed, selection of wines and spirits are also available at The Little Ale House.

Local, handmade, gins are championed, and you will be able to find the Whittakers and Harrogate gin range on our little gin shelf.

Rich and Danni also enjoy their single malt whiskys, and there is an ever changing selection of interesting Scotch.

On the wine side of things, we’ve tried to source some lovely drops from Argentina, Spain, France, Australia and even Albania!

About us

About the Little Ale House

The Little Ale House was created by husband and wife team, Rich and Danni, in an effort to recreate a rustic country pub atmosphere in Harrogate town centre.

Passionate believers in the dying art of the ‘proper’ country style pub, the duo champion conversation, micro breweries, and a warm rustic atmosphere; they completely shun TVs, background music and pub ‘gastroficiation’!

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