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Supplier Spotlight: Timothy Taylor’s

Today marks International Beer Day so we’re celebrating our local, independent beer supplier, Timothy Taylor’s, in our next instalment of our Supplier Spotlight blog.

The suppliers that we shout about in our Supplier Spotlight blogs are Yorkshire based businesses, local to the hotel and are independent or family run. Timothy Taylor, born in Bingley, established the brewery in Keighley in 1858 and the brewery remains in the Taylor family still to this day, having been brewing beer for over 160 years.

As the last independent brewer of its kind in West Yorkshire, Timothy Taylor’s are able to brew true cask ales in the same way that it was brewed when it was first established back in 1858.

The brewery is now based at the Knowle Spring Brewery in Keighley and is overseen by 5 highly skilled brewers who brew the beer by hand and taste test every batch at least three times. The beer is made using natural ingredients, including the specially grown Golden Promise barley from Scotland and the constant supply of pure spring water from the Pennine Hills which wells up at the Brewery.

Here at The Coniston Hotel, we have been serving Timothy Taylor’s to our guests for over 10 years. In both Huntsman’s Lodge and Macleod’s Bar we serve the award-winning Landlord, which is extremely popular with locals and guest alike, and then we rotate our second cask ale pump between Boltmaker, Golden Best and any seasonal ales.

We’ve been working with Timothy Taylor’s for over a decade due to their commitment to producing high quality, consistent cask ales, as well as supporting a fellow independent, family run business. We sell over 17,000 pints of Timothy Taylor’s ale a year, which very much speaks for itself when it comes to the popularity of the ale in the hotel!

If you would like to try a pint of Timothy Taylor’s here at The Coniston, why not join us in the Huntman’s Lodge for lunch or dinner? You can book a table online here: