THIS MONTH I’ve taken a jaunt up the other side of the Worth Valley to investigate some more outside drinking spaces.

Take the bus to West Lane, Haworth, where you will find the Old Sun Hotel, which welcomes “walkers, muddy boots and soggy dogs”.

The beer range is usually from the Cross Bay brewery in Morecambe.  There are bench tables at the front of the pub adjoining a grassy area.

Turn down Heathcliffe, and left on the footpath takes you past the Bronte Parsonage Museum onto Church Street, where you will find a courtyard garden at the Kings Arms.  Run by Bridgehouse, the pub has six house beers named after Bronte family members. On Monday the cask ale is discounted. 

Exiting the Kings, halfway down Main Street we find the Fleece, a Timothy Taylor’s pub, also with six cask ales, which boasts a hidden garden… three storeys up on the roof!  Enjoy a bird’s eye view over the valley then descend the cobbled hill to Haworth Old Hall.

This large rambling building retains stone floors and wood panelling and serves a range of beers from Jennings and Marstons. Outside there is a patio to the rear and a large lawned area to the front which is always popular in summer.

Walk through Central Park to Butt Lane and over the bridge past the Keighley and Worth Valley railway station.

We arrive at Mill Hey Brew House, a recent pub conversion boasting an industrial-style interior, two Mill Hey house beers (brewed by Tetley’s), rotating guest beers and a raised standing patio area.

The walk now takes us up the hill towards Cross Roads and the Bronte Hotel, serving Tetley’s Gold and Goose Eye Bitter, where outside there is a raised, grassed area to the side with picnic benches.

Our penultimate pub, the Crossroads, is half a mile uphill and has a grassed area with tables at the back of the pub and a range of rotating guest ales.

Take Bingley Road at the roundabout and walk a final half-mile, again uphill,  arriving at the Three Acres.   

Goose Eye Bitter and a guest ale are on offer and this family and food-oriented pub has a spacious outside courtyard at the front, and a large garden and children’s pay area to the rear with stunning views over Worth Valley and from which you can see your starting point at the top of Haworth Main Street.