I just love The Junction. So many real ales pulled to perfection, big open fire.what better way to spend a winters evening!!
Fantastic hand pulled beers, including Timothy Taylor and Theakston Bitter. There is no where better than to enjoy a few beers.
When the Otley folk festival is on, The Junction is used a one of the venues.
Really good atmosphere and a great jukebox, always a pleasure to go for a few beers here.
On this brief trip to Otley, the chap and I nipped in here for a pint or two. I quickly became enamoured by the rustic pub décor, selection or real ales, and friendly locals. It's one of those spots where an out-of-towner doesn't feel all eyes on them as they enter, but that business continues as usual, and that business is relaxing after a long day with a few good pints. The service, rumoured to be brusque, was friendly and not overly so. I can't recall what I was drinking, but I know I liked it enough to have a couple of them - the ale is well kept and goes down even better.
Most of the visit included an epicly long game of darts - the darts are just behind the bar, and there's no deposit. I can't claim to be any good, and fared better at 301 than I did around the clock, but a fabulous few hours were spent in the friendly folds of this country pub, with ale, conversation, and the attempts at a triple 20. It looks to be a small place, but I didn't go beyond the darts area, so it might actually be a little roomier around the other side. In any case, should we go Otley ways again, I'll be back here in a flash.
The Junction is always one of the busiest pubs in Otley because it is the sort of pub that defines the historic market town it lies within.
It's the epitome of an "old-man's pub" - but in this instance, that's quite a positive thing. With it's huge roaring fire, country atmosphere and massive array of real ales (which it is rather famous for), it is a firm favourite in a place like Otley.
For tourists in the town (and there's always a few), the Junction is probably the best representation of Otley, and the regulars are mostly friendly in here. Definitely worth going in, if only to have a "proper" pint.
Pure drinkers pub, several real ales on all the time. No alcopops served. Great atmosphere and always plenty of people in to keep things lively. Great open fire in winter. Best pub in Otley!
The Junction is famous for its good beer and is a very popular destination for beer-lovers from far and wide. It gets very busy in the evenings and at weekends.
There is a regular music session on Tuesday evenings.
The junction is a busy pub in Otley. It always seems to be busy and has tables outside.
Great pub with well kept beers and open fire. Good place for a quiet pint and a look at the paper.
great old fashioned boozer, lovely in side with old fashioned panelling, grear service abd at cold times a lovely open fire,
Just.... simply good!!!
11 Real Ales,1 Real Cider,60 malt whiskiesa selection of gins ,cognacs and rums.
We have an open fire as well as pub games ie darts and dominoes a chess club meets alternate Thursdays.
Monday all draught beers ciders lagers and stouts have 50 pence off.
Tuesdays is live music night quality bands free admission.
Wednesday night is quiz night starts 9:30 pm at least 5 prizes every week including 2 cash prizes free supper £1:00 per team.
Live Music every other Saturday 9;30 and once a month on Sunday.
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