Keighley Beer Festival is held in Central Hall, Keighley (Click link for Google map), which is in Alice Street, adjacent to Shann‘s supermarket. It is behind the former Keighley College building, round the corner from the Keighley Picture House.
Keighley can be reached by train with regular direct services from Leeds and Bradford, less frequent services from Lancaster and Carlisle and a single direct train per day from London Kings Cross. Keighley railway station is at most ten minutes walk from Central Hall. The quickest route from the railway station is via Back Cavendish Street past Sainsburys and Cavendish Court, straight across Lawkholme Lane, along Drill Street then turn right along North Queen Street. This brings you out opposite Shann‘s. The last trains are as follows:
- to Leeds - 22.30
- to Bradford - 22.07
- to Skipton - 23.44
- to Settle and Ribblehead - 19.42
- to Carlisle - Thursday and Friday: 18.29; Saturday: 18.14
- to Lancaster - 17.10
These times Please confirm these times before travelling.
Keighley is also the terminus of the famous Keighley and Worth Valley steam railway.
Keighley can be reached by bus from Bradford, Shipley and Bingley, Ilkley, Addingham and Silsden, Skipton and Crosshills, Burnley and Colne and Hebden Bridge and Haworth. All these services are operated by Transdev, from whom timetables can be obtained.. Keighley bus station is less than five minutes walk from Central Hall. The quickest route from the bus station is leave via the exit at the bottom of the concourse, continue left along the side of the bus station, cross Cavendish Street using the pelican crossing by the Cavendish pub, continue on along Lawkholme Lane, turn left into Drill Street and turn right along North Queen Street. This brings you out opposite Shann‘s.
Keighley has ample pay-and-display parking available, the nearest two car parks being in the Airedale Shopping Centre (access from Hanover Street) and in Scott Street, behind the Livery Rooms (Wetherspoons). If you are coming by car, please either bring a driver who will not drink, or much better idea, make a weekend of it and stay over in Keighley or Haworth.
Keighley is about one and a half miles from the Leeds-Liverpool canal, so bring your boat! Moor in Riddlesden and come into town by bus.
Why not stay over in Keighley?
The area around Keighley has plenty to offer besides the Beer Festival, including Haworth and the Brontë Country, the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, the Leeds-Liverpool canal, East Riddlesden Hall, Cliffe Castle museum and Rombalds Moor. Make a weekend of your visit to Keighley Beer Festival. Some of the real ale pubs in the area offer accommodation (list below) and there are a few Bed and Breakfast establishments in Keighley and more in Haworth and the Worth Valley. There is also a Travelodge less than a mile from the venue. For more information on attractions and accommodation in the Keighley and Haworth area, contact Haworth Tourist Information Office on 01535 642329 or check out:
Accommodation is available in the following pubs, which also sell real ale:
- Steeton Hall, Steeton
- The Fleece, Haworth (Pub of the Season Winter 2010/2011)
- The Old White Lion, Haworth
- The Black Bull, Haworth
- Haworth Old Hall, Haworth
- The Brontë Hotel, Haworth
- The Old Sun, Haworth
- The White Lion, Kildwick (LocAle Spotlight Winter 2011)
- The Old Silent, Stanbury (Pub of the Season Autumn 2011)
- The Waggon and Horses, Oxenhope