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I've never heard Otley compared to Royston Vasey!

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How many pubs does Otley have now? is it still 22 or has it reduced? (Barry m 22:26, 27 December 2005 (UTC))

Full list of the current (June 23/2017) 20 Otley Pubs is as reported on the Otley Pub Club website: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cadiva (talkcontribs) 12:13, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

The Bay Horse (temporarily closed) The Black Bull The Black Horse The Bowling Green (Wetherspoons) The Cross Pipes The Fleece The Horse & Farrier The Junction Inn The Manor House North Bar Social The Old Cock The Otley Tap House The Otley Tavern (formerly the Ring O'Bells) The Red Lion The Roebuck (also known as The Spite) The Rose & Crown The Royalty Inn The White Swan The Yew Tree Whitakers Arms — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cadiva (talkcontribs) 12:18, 23 June 2017 (UTC)


01/07/2009 There's not even as many as 20 any more: the Westbourne is now Westbourne spice per the below, the Black Horse is currently closed (though that may be temporary if someone comes in to run it again), the Woolpack is closed and for sale, the Fleece is closed and has a for sale sign up but has been that way for about six months, and the Summercross is either being turned into a residential home or standing empty depending on who you ask. The Bowling Green has been closed for a couple of years and had a big street auction of all the stuff in the bar. I don't count more than 17, 18 if you assume the Black Horse will reopen. And yet someone insists on keeping the number at 22 on the main page...

I've got 20:

  1. The White Swan
  2. Manor House Hotel
  3. Junction Inn
  4. Ring O Bells
  5. Bay Horse Inn
  6. The Black Bull
  7. Rose & Crown
  8. The Bowling Green (closed but opening June 2010 as Weatherspoons)
  9. Yew Tree Inn
  10. The Woolpack Hotel (now closed)
  11. The Red Lion Hotel
  12. Whitakers
  13. The Cross Pipes
  14. The Fleece
  15. The Spite Inn
  16. The Royalty
  17. The Westbourne - ? is this now Westbourne Spice ?
  18. The Chevin Inn
  19. The Yeoman (now closed)
  20. Three Horseshoes
  21. The Black Horse (added 19:13, 13 March 2006 (UTC))
  22. The Summercross? (now closed-the one as you head to Pool) (added 19:13, 13 March 2006 (UTC))

That's 1 per 705 head of population. I'm aiming to include only those in the Census LSOA Leeds 004A-E and 003A-D accounting for 14,100 of population. Are there any more?

Edit the list if you have any...

Obviously the population used to be lower, and then number of pubs higher. My wife says there used to be over 30.

Defunct pubs include:

  1. Royal Oak
  2. One opposite the Fleece, whose name I forget
    1. I think that was the Mason's Arms. The reason I think this is that's what it says on the house that's now there... MorkaisChosen 18:16, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
  • There must be others! 10:48, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Also add Tapped, previously the Mex Cantina, makes 23, or 1 per 617 heads. 22:01, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

we've lost the bowling green and the summercross of late. however, the calculations about number of pubs per head are creeping into original research; I had a similar section deleted 3 years back due to this.19:39, 12 January 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by S ellinson (talkcontribs)


What needs sources:

  • Source of stone for Parliament's foundations
  • History, Ancient
  • Church History
  • Charter of Market
  • Chippendale's birthplace is probably OK since it is in the Chippendale article.
  • Turner's associations need espansion and sources
  • Wesley's associations likewise
  • Wharfedale Printing Machine needs expansion and sources. Otley Museum should be a good source for that.

Transport: Bus routes may be unencyclopedic? Would we not be better served by a brief summary of road links, a statement that buses run to leeds, menston, bradford and Harrogate as well as surrounding towns, and a link to the transport compny websites? This would also take care of sourcing these statements. 21:59, 2 October 2007 (UTC)


why is the otley and yeadon labour party notable enough for a photograph in this article? the building is not historical or interesting, and the area including otley is held by the liberal democrats, and it is not mentioned anywhere else in the article. the only notable thing about it is that someone chose to photograph that instead of the actually interesting new library it is directly over the road from. (talk) 10:35, 18 February 2010 (UTC) (talk) 10:37, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Old Otliensians[edit]

Why no mention of Old Otliensians Rugby Union Football Club in the sports section?

Old Otliensians was formed by members of Prince Henry’s 1926 and a full fixture list was arranged for season. 1926-27 and by 1934 the ‘Ensians had two teams.

After the war Otliensians reformed in 1947, mainly through the efforts of Secretary Mr. Ron Mountain and in the season 1948-49 two teams were firmly established. In 1958-59, Otliensians won the Yorkshire Shield by defeating Castleford by 17-3 pts. In 1966 a lease on the present land was obtained and after hard work preparing the ground, the first changing rooms were erected and the Club moved from playing at PHGS. In 1968-69 the 3rd team was established and this was followed by a 4th team in 1972-73.

In 1971 the Clubhouse was extended and the following year, the grounds were purchased with the assistance of a loan from the RFU and grants from Otley U.D.C. and the DOE. After further improvements, the Clubhouse was opened in 1973 with a game against the Anti- Assassins. In 1980-81 Ensians lost in the Silver Trophy final 3-0 pts to Wheatley Hills and were winners of Yorkshire League Two in season 1990-91. (talk) 10:37, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

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Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Otley/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

  1. Requires addition of inline references using one of the {{Cite}} templates
  2. Requires more photographs to illustrate different aspects of the article
  3. Requires better structuring using WP:UKCITIES e.g. what has the scout groups to do with sport?
  4. Requires copy-edit for consistency using WP:MOS
Keith D 23:18, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 23:18, 22 September 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 02:01, 30 April 2016 (UTC)