Timothy Taylors Championship Beers

Timothy Taylor established the Brewery in the centre of Keighley in 1858, moving to The Knowle Spring, their present site, in 1863. The principle of not accepting second best was laid down and remains with us to the present day. This means that the very finest ingredients are used to brew the best possible beers, with Landlord winning many awards. 

In 1858,Timothy Taylor starts brewing in partnership with James Shackleton and John Naylor. He buys his first pub, ‘The Volunteers Arms’ one year later. By 1863, Timothy Taylor started brewing and malting at the Knowle Spring Brewery, Keighley.Taylor buys out his previous partners and builds the new brewery and malting with financial assistance from his father-in-law, Robert Aked. In 1894, The deep well is sunk at the Knowle Spring Brewery. The water from the aquifer that is still used today.This starts an extensive brewery extension which includes a new brewhouse, cellars and finally in 1911 a new fermentation building to meet growth in sales.

The brewery remains in the Taylor family and is now the last independent brewer of its type left in West Yorkshire. This independence enables Taylor's to survive as one of the few brewers still brewing true cask ales in the same way it has always been done.