OTLEY Pub Club has welcomed a new inn to its Historic Trail guide.

The Stew and Oyster is the latest hostelry to be added to the leaflet, which includes details about the town's 21 existing pubs plus those from years gone by.

The Historic Otley Ale Trail Guide is produced by the pub club and is now on its third edition, which was sponsored by the Stew and Oyster.

Club Chair Matt Hardin and Secretary Bob Brook presented a framed version of the guide to the bar's Assistant Manager, Sami Baldwin.

She said: "It’s great that we are now featured in the Historic Otley Ale Trail Guide.

"For us this sponsorship is part of being good neighbours.

"We want to be at the heart of the communities we serve and regarded by our guests as a fundamental part of the places where they work and live."

Mr Hardin thanked the Stew and Oyster for its support and referred to the rich history of its Listed building, the Old Grammar School.

He said: "It is believed that Thomas Chippendale, the 300th anniversary of whose birth will be widely celebrated in 2018, used to be a student here."

The Stew and Oyster, meanwhile, will feature in the town's Chippendale 300 celebrations as part of the 2018 Otley Walking Festival.

Mr Brook will lead a special Chippendale Trail, visiting sites associated with the birth and childhood of the renowned furniture designer and maker, which will end at the inn on June 26.

More details about the Historic Otley Ale Trail Guide can be found at www.otleypubclub.co.uk .