The Old White Bear

We are a family run traditional village pub serving great locally sourced food which is cooked to order and excellent local ales from Naylors.

The Old White Bear is the oldest building in the village Cross Hills and was built in 1735. It has previously been a hotel, a brothel, a council meeting place and a dance hall. The council met frequently here to discuss the Leeds and Liverpool canal and decided where to cut through the land here! It has also been the site for White Bear and Naylors breweries. Naylors brewery is now situated less than half a mile away and is always on pump.

Some of the beams used to build the pub are believed to come from a naval ship which took part in the battles against The Spanish Armada called “The Old White Bear” hence the name! The building is full of character, most of which has been collected over the years by the locals. The building itself has walls 24inches thick which is possibly why it is still going strong!

There are two real fires which come to life in winter and a sun-trap beer garden for the summer. We also have a darts and doms team (who won the league in 2009) and we are one of only 3 pubs in Craven to have the traditional ‘Ring the Bull‘ game.

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Pickles pubs 10th anniversary

Pickles pubs 10th anniversary

Nov 26, 2:00pm

The Old White Bear
6 Keighley Road
Keighley,  BD20 7RN Map

This year is pickles pubs 10th anniversary

On the 26th November we are celebrating from 2pm till late at our first pub The Old White Bear

Everyone is welcome to join in

Anniversary cask ale £2 a pint

Gin & Tonic at £2

Live music from 4pm

Face painting , crafts and a bouncy castle2pm till 4pm

A delicious free hog roast 4pm till 6pm

Food being served through out the day

Look forward to seeing new and old faces
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