• Latest Barnsley Pub News Saturday 2 February 2019

    The Tykes Bar on Sheffield Road has been renamed back to the Manx Arms.

    In Higham The Engineers re-opened with a new landlord for two days but is now closed.

    The micropub in Penistone is now likely to be located in a different building to the original proposal.

    In the town centre on Regent St South Café Ruelle is now called Bar Ruelle and has 3 hand pumps.

    At Darfield the Cricket Club have removed the handpumps and opted to replace them with Greene King APA. Also in Darfield the Conservative club and the Queen Vic have also stopped selling cask ale.

  • Presentation of a commitment to real ale award Saturday 2 February 2019


    Barnsley CAMRA recently presented James Taylor (2 Roses Brew Co, Arcade Alehouse) with a commitment to real ale award for his hardwork towards Real Ale in Barnsley. James is looking forward to enjoying a relaxing retirement.

  • Acorn Beer Club launched Wednesday 3 October 2018

    The new Acorn Beer Club sees the brewery opening its doors on the last Friday of each month (16.30 to 21.30) to ale lovers who sign up. Membership is free and allows you to buy a ticket for each event – the £5 cost includes a free pint. Members also receive a monthly newsletter and 10% off in the brewery shop. Info at

    Congratulations, also, to Acorn for picking up a Bronze award for Barnsley Bitter in this year’s Champion Beer of Britain contest – a terrific achievement.

  • Houghton Arms reopens this Friday Wednesday 3 October 2018

    This Friday (5th October) sees the reopening of the Houghton Arms after being closed for two weeks. The new landlady is Caroline Clarke who also runs the nearby Middlecliffe WMC. Caroline is local to area and is passionate about supporting the local community. Cask ale will again be on the bar.

  • Popular licencees announce retirement Wednesday 3 October 2018

    Phil and Vicky retired from the Milton Arms, Elsecar at the end of October, but not before receiving a Commitment to Real Ale Award from the Branch. The pub has been bought by True North Brewery who also own the excellent Crown & Anchor, Barugh Green.