After concentrating on live entertainment venues recently, this is the first new pub venture since the short-lived association with Timothy Taylor's Albert Hotel in Keighley, and sees a deal with Everards that will make their top-selling Tiger Best Bitter (4.2%) permanently available.
The New Albion is at the beginning of Flanshaw Lane in Alverthorpe, which you can see from the traffic lights on Batley Road.(map)
The Broken Bridge, J.D. Wetherspoons' new palace in Pontefract is now open. (map)
The Annual Beer and Music Festival at Boons in Horbury is next weekend, Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th July - Friday from 15.00, Saturday from 11.00 & Sunday from 12.00. (map)
Coming soon, in conjunction with Netherton Gala (pronounced to rhyme with Mahler not sailor) is the beer festival at Netherton Sports & Social Club.
Beers on tap will be - Golcar Bitter (3.9%), Kelham Island Best Bitter (3.8%), York Brewery Constantine (3.9%), Idle Brewery Landlord (4.6%), Little Valley Withens IPA(3.9%), Old Bear Black Mar'ia (4.2%), Old Mill Bullion (4.7%), Leeds Pale (3.8%) and a specially brewed bitter from Clarks called Netherton Gala Bitter.
The festival will run from Friday 16th July (19.30 to 24.00), Saturday 17th July(11.00 to midnight) and Sunday18th July (12.00 to 23.30) - everybody welcome. On Saturday will be Netherton Gala with fun for all the family with the club and gala supplying food throughout the day. Also "Pocket Panto" in the club on Saturday afternoon for the children. (map)
Advance notice: the Harewood Arms on Kirkgate, Wakefield is having a beer festival Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd August. (map)