2016 Discount Cards and Limited Edition T-Shirts

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We’re pleased to announce that the Yorkshire Bears 2016 Discount Cards are now on sale from the online shop, with free postage, so if you’re planning on attending our Valentine’s Ball, or any of our other club nights this year, and you like a cheap pint or two, then click on the link and get yourself one of the cards.  …

2016 Calendar – Our Model Search Begins!

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Plans are now underway for the Yorkshire Bears 2016 Calendar, and we’re scouting for models. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a chiselled Bear God or if you have a face like a bucket of smashed arseholes, The Yorkshire Bears are going to make sure your inner beauty shines through.

Simply the Vest!

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As temperatures soar into sweltering double figures, the Yorkshire Bears are at hand with our new range of vests to keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long. We’ve got five smart colour combinations …

Yorkshire Bears Spring/Summer Collection

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Just how are you going to cope now you've stuffed all your finest Dolce & Gabbana into the nearest wheelie bin in protest at their anti-gay comments?  What on earth are you going to wear as you roll around the floor in the bear bars on holiday this year? You just didn't think this through properly, did you? Thank god ...

Yorkshire Bears End of Year Survey

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Well what a year that was, we had a fantastic 2014 with the group going from strength to strength, and that’s all thanks to you, the Yorkshire Bears members.  We’re currently in the process of planning events for the coming year, and we’d be grateful if you could spend five minutes filling in our online survey, to let us know …

Yorkshire Bears Discount Card

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Happy New Year! The last thing on your mind this morning as you roll around your bed moaning ‘never again’ is more beer.   But trust us, at some point in the next few days you’re probably going to fancy a pint, so if you’re based in or around Leeds or visit regularly then take a look at our new Yorkshire …

Calendar Sell Out!

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We’re delighted to announce that yesterday evening we sold the last of our online stock Yorkshire Bears 2015 calendars to a very lucky gentleman in London.  We launched the calendar on the 11 October, and so it took us only a month to sell them all the online allocation, and calendars were sent to Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia. ...

Summer Selfie Contest – The Results

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After numerous painstaking and time-consuming recounts (if we EVER see another hanging chad …) the Yorkshire Bears are pleased to finally announce the winners of their inaugural 2014 Summer Selfie Contest. The poll was tight with irregularities galore, but we filtered out the multi-voting stalkers as best we could to arrive at our top three. In third place, and winning ...

Hairy Halloween

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On Friday 31 December The Yorkshire Bears travelled Westwards to celebrate Halloween in style at Bradford’s newly refurbished Bar Uber, with the party moving eerily across the freshly-laid decking to Oscar's nightclub as the witching hour approached, to party on down to the fabulous tunes laid on by DJ Michael Desmond Brown, who somehow still managed to beatmix perfectly despite ...

The Yorkshire Bears Autumn/Winter Collection

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From the catwalks of Paris to the runways of Rome, fashionistas worldwide have been relentlessly pestering the Yorkshire Bears for news of our Autumn/Winter collection. But we’ve kept it all under wraps to announce it here first: three brand new colour combinations to pair with your favourite bobble hat and mittens. Whether you’re snowboarding in the French Alps in a pair Oakley shades, or trudging around Rotherham town centre knee-deep in brown slush, these t-shirts will keep you looking smart all winter long.

Summer Selfie Voting Begins!

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Yes, it’s time to vote in the Yorkshire Bears Summer Selfie Contest!

Our entire website crashed within five minutes of the polls opening last night, leading to fears that infamous hacker GeoHot had harnessed the 450,000 computer Srizbi Botnet to multivote for Disco Darren’s ‘Rave in the Caves’ summer selfie. After a detailed investigation, it turned out actually …

15 Minutes of Fame?

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The Yorkshire Bears have been approached by the BBC who are looking for contestants to take part in a new gameshow called ‘The Edge’, which is all about ‘skill, judgement, brains and balls’. We reckon all you bears have those attributes by the bucketload, so if you fancy applying then get in touch …

Flipboard Magazine Launched

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If you’re reading this on a tablet or smartphone, then why not subscribe to the recently-launched Yorkshire Bears magazine using the Flipboard app? Our magazine combines all the great content from the website and blog with the best of our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. To subscribe is simple: just follow this link on your phone or tablet and you …

Holiday Selfie Contest

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our Summer Selfie Contest! The rules are simple: all you have to do is slip on your Yorkshire Bears t-shirt and take a fantastic selfie.  It could be anywhere, at home or abroad, maybe surrounded by celebrities at the Oscars, or even somewhere completely inappropriate like Nelson Mandela’s funeral.  Actually, no, those two …

1000th Facebook Membear

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On Wednesday 9th of April 2014, at 9am sharp, The Yorkshire Bears reached a new milestone and welcomed our one thousandth Facebook group membear. Since the launch of the new website, membership has grown exponentially, and we are now without doubt the fastest growing bear social group in the UK.  Yorkshire Bears founder Geoff Widdop, 49, paused between mouthfuls of …

Yorkshire Bears – Reform

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On 14 March 2014, over thirty Yorkshire Bears members got to together in Reform Bar, Leeds for an evening of beer and free pizza. It was fantastic to see some familiar faces in attendence, and to welcome some brand new membears into the fold. Bears and food are never far apart and as you can imagine this event went down ...


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Hi, Geoff here… I’d like to personally thank you all for taking the time to visit our new website and hope you enjoy it. This post marks the start of our regularly updated blog which will focus on all sorts of subjects from food music, nights out, reviews, to just generally expanding ‘bear horizons’.  If you have any ideas, or ...