OXENHOPE is at the far end of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, so just 25 minutes by steam or heritage diesel from Keighley mainline station.

Arriving at Oxenhope station, it is not immediately obvious that it has some lovely pubs!

The nearest pub, the Bay Horse, is actually only a five-minute walk from the station, situated in the Uppertown area of Oxenhope.

Managers Annie and Steve have successfully returned the pub to its role as the hub of the community. It is a pleasant single-bar set-up with a pool room at the rear and a separate dining area up a short flight of stairs.

The four changing guest beers feature many local breweries such as Goose Eye and Naylor's. Homemade food is available from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 1pm until 6pm.

The Lamb Inn is set in an impressive location on the edge of the village, and is popular with locals and non-locals alike.

As you enter the pub, the comfortable main bar area is on the left and there is a separate cosy seating area to the right.

The Lamb is one of the stopping-off points in the annual Oxenhope Straw race. The pub is well-known for its quality fresh home-cooked food.

Rural bus services 917 and 918 stop outside; bus service 500 terminates in Lowertown, 10 minutes’ walk down the hill. The house beer Lamb Inn Cask Bitter is brewed by Tetley.

The Dog and Gun is one of the highest 17th century coaching inns in West Yorkshire. This traditional stone building has been sympathetically extended over the years.

The emphasis is on food, but locals also support the pub for its real ales from Timothy Taylor’s, warming open fire and good service.

The view over Leeming with its reservoir to the Worth Valley and Pennines beyond is stunning.

The Waggon and Horses, in Hebden Bridge Road, is currently closed and for sale.

There is also a real ale bar on many of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, which serves beers from local breweries as well as from further afield.

Visit whatpub.com for more information on the pubs in the local area.

Visit keighleyandcraven.camra.org.uk to find out about activities of the Keighley and Craven branch of CAMRA.