DOZENS of pubs across North Yorkshire have been added to the new edition of the beer bible.

New entries for the 2017 edition of The Good Beer Guide, issued by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) include the Duke of York in King’s Square, The Falcon Tap in Micklegate, 10 Devonshire Place in Harrogate, The Angel in Scarborough, Little 3 in Thirsk, the Guy Fawkes Arms in Scotton, and The Giant Bellflower in Selby.

The Falcon Tap was described as having an “enthusiastic landlord”, “comfy seating”, and “a wide range of styles and strengths of beers, mostly from local brewers”.

The guide also highlights Scarborough’s Hole In The Wall as “recently been purchased from Marston’s by a small family-run pub chain with the intention of resurrecting it to its former glory as a real ale mecca”.

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The Giant Bellflower in Gowthorpe in Selby, the town’s only entry in the guide, was praised for its “keenly priced beers, real ciders and LocAles”, and called “an important recent addition to the town’s pub scene”.

A CAMRA spokesman said customer service, décor and atmosphere were also factors in the decision.

He said: “It is our belief that if a licensee serves an excellent pint of real ale, then everything else in the pub, including customer service, quality of food and atmosphere, are likely to be of an equally high standard.”

Gemma Butler, manager at The Giant Bellflower, said: “I am delighted that The Giant Bellflower has been recognised for the quality of its real ales by CAMRA members.

“Staff at the pub work hard to ensure that the real ales on offer are kept in first-class condition at all times and the pub’s inclusion in the guide highlights this.”