What we're about

Otley Area Meetup provides local events for local people and attempts to fill a gap between the successful groups that surround us in Ilkley, Harrogate and Leeds. We are a new group and it will take some time to build momentum. Please support us by attending events!

We welcome suggestions and hosts for one-off or regular events. If you have a suggestion, please contact a member of the leadership team using Meetup messages, or start a discussion on the discussion board.

Membership Donations

This is a non-profit group, run by local volunteers for the benefit of local members. It is free to join, but we are charged a bi-annual fee by meetup.com. At most events you will be asked to make a small contribution toward these running costs.

Monies received will be documented and evidence of this will be available upon request. Excess funds will be donated to our chosen charity, which for 2018 is Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Some events may require a deposit payable to the event venue. This deposit does not go toward running this group and will usually be deducted from your bill at the venue itself, e.g. a restaurant. The event host will explain the reason for a deposit in the event description and provide payment instructions. Deposits are non-refundable, except by arrangement with the event venue and event host.

Membership Guidelines

1. When you sign up to attend a group event you do so on the understanding that you are meeting with a group of friends and that this group, it's organisers and event hosts have no legal duty of care to you as a member or to any guests. You accept that the group's organisers and event hosts accept no liability for any accident or loss occurring from, or for any injuries arising out of, participation in this group's activities. You remain responsible for your own property, personal safety and wellbeing at all times. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that events you attend are suitable for your own personal circumstances

2. If you are unable to attend an event, please update your RSVP as soon as possible. Some events will, by their nature, have a limit on the number of people that can attend. Updating your RSVP as soon as your plans change gives someone else the chance to come along. Please be considerate to other members and only book onto events that you have a reasonable expectation of attending. Repeated no-shows are unfair to event organisers and other members and will result in your removal from the group.

3. Please add a profile picture that allows you to be recognised by other members. This is particularly helpful when you or other members are trying to locate the group at the start of a meetup event.

4. We are committed to creating a friendly, inclusive and welcoming environment for all our members. If you experience any form of abuse, discrimination or harassment from another member at one of our events, or through the meetup.com website, please do not hesitate to contact an organiser.

5. Our policy is to maintain a membership roster that is current and active. From time to time we will review members' activity and may remove members who have not visited the group pages for three calendar months. You are free to rejoin at any time.

6. Organisers may post their mobile number on events for your convenience. Please only contact them about that event. If you want to contact an organiser about anything else, please use Meetup messages.

Upcoming events (5+)

Quiz Winnings @ Stew & Oyster

Stew and Oyster

Celebrate another quiz win at the Stew and Oyster with a chilled out Sunday evening drink. All members welcome.

Quiz @ Stew and Oyster

Stew and Oyster


Regular quiz night at the Stew and Oyster in Otley. Meet near the bar around 7.45 for a start time of 8pm. The quiz usually lasts about an hour and has a mixture of pictures, music, general knowledge questions and an anagram. Prize is a £40 bar tab, which can be spent on food, drinks from the bar and coffee/teas. There is also a Play-doh modelling round with the chance to win a bottle of Prosecco. If we get more than five people, we'll make multiple teams. The bar usually has a good selection of guest beers, unlimited refills on soft drinks and a squidgy brownie with tea/coffee. Food is also available. http://stewandoyster.com/locations/otley/ Parking is free in Otley after 6pm.

Martyn Joseph @ The Live Room/Caroline Social Club

Caroline Street Social Club

Would anyone like to join me at the Live Lounge in Saltaire for a gig. It's 17 a ticket and you must purchase this yourself. For more info, please visit the website. https://theliveroom.info/show/martyn-joseph/ Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. I will post on the night where I am. link to youtube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHsJvVfWGvdMneBpffMEfcg/featured

Shopping and coffee trip to Skipton


Would anyone like to join me for a mooch around the shops with regular coffee breaks. Stopping for either a cafe or pub lunch?

Past events (155)

The Sounds of Simon @ Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse

Photos (55)