The Skipton micropub, The Beer Engine, opened just last year but has already made great impressions and has been awarded a ‘pub of the season’ award from the Campaign for Real Ale.

Sally Goodman, publicity officer for Keighley and Craven CAMRA, said: “The Beer Engine has grown in its first year to be a real hub for the community. It has five real ales, always interesting and always well-kept.

“It’s easy to choose your beer, as the pumps are always in the same format – from the left: a blonde ale, a pale hoppy ale, a traditional bitter style, an unusual or strong beer and, on the far right pump, a dark beer.

“So there really is always something for everyone. They also have a decent range of bottled foreign beers and a couple of real ciders and perries. The casks are on show in a chilled cabinet behind the bar.

“There is no music, no slot machines and no food – just a real pub, with real beer and real people.”

The Beer Engine is North Yorkshire’s first micropub and receives great praise from it’s visitors due to the simplicity of the pub and knowledge of the staff.

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