Category Archives: Keighley


>Central Keighley must be one of the few places to escape the decimation of its pubs. In recent years the town has permanently lost the Eastwood Tavern, The Masons Arms and The Market Arms – and that’s about it, although … Continue reading

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>In The Club Style

>Now it can be told. I’m a member of a club where men go to meet other men, and women are not allowed. There used to be dozens of these social clubs throughout the North. They were set up during … Continue reading

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>You Probably Didn’t See It Here First.

>I’m not normally one who spends time reading the planning applications in provincial newspapers. But in this week’s Keighley News was a submission from the best brewery in the world (Timothy Taylor, obviously). It was informing the Environment Agency of … Continue reading

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>New Brew

>I think it was the Sunday Independent who once described Airedale as ‘the Loire Valley of beer brewing’. There certainly are some respectable er, chateaux in the area; There’s the mighty Taylor’s of course, as well as Goose Eye, Naylor’s … Continue reading

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>10.15 Saturday Night

>The people of Keighley are spoiled. They’ve the best brewery in the world, and some of the best pubs in which to drink it its beer. It’s like living in Stuttgart and getting a Porsche to drive around in. Or … Continue reading

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>40 Beers, Part 6

> I’ve expressed my love for Keighley’s Boltmakers Arms before. This tiny pub is the nearest thing Timothy Taylor’s has to a brewery tap, and serves the definitive pint of Landlord. It’s a pint of such unequivocal perfection that it’s … Continue reading

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>Super Pie Guy

>It started with one, and ended up with nine. And it’s getting quite expensive. I’m talking about the amount of meat-and-potato pies my colleagues insist on me bringing back from trips to Keighley. My parents’ local butcher, Herd’s, has been … Continue reading

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>The Keighley News

> Bad news for the drinkers of Keighley. The Albert, leased from Timothy Taylor by the Ossett Brewery for the last eight or so months, is back with the original owners. I say bad news, but it’s all relative – … Continue reading

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>Modern Times

>Home this weekend to Keighley, the town where I was born, bred and buttered. I lived there until I was 21, when I left to become a media ponce Down South. It’s a friendly place, where it is impossible to … Continue reading

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>Oh, Rosey

> We visited Harrogate over the Christmas holidays, a place I’ve always liked. It’s a town that’s rather pleased with itself, but it has every right to be, with its countless Georgian and high-Victorian buildings. There’s also the beautiful Stray … Continue reading

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