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19th May 2022

Lord Rodney pub to receive significant investment and name change in time for Keighley’s Yorkshire Day festivities

Timothy Taylor’s will be closing the Lord Rodney from Monday 6th of June to redevelop it ahead of its reopening in late July, in time for Yorkshire Day on 1st August 2022.  On reopening, the outlet will be called “Taylor’s on the Green” to reflect its position in the town and its close relationship to the Keighley-based brewery and its 164-year history in Keighley (it was founded on Cook Lane Keighley in 1858 before moving to its current Knowle Spring site in 1863).

Given the impracticalities of having a tap room at the brewery to host guests and customers, Taylor’s feel it is vital to have one of its pubs in Keighley even more closely aligned with the brewery.  This alignment will enable visitors to Taylor’s on the Green to not only sample a wide range of Taylor’s beers but to also learn about Taylor’s history and heritage.  All of this alongside an all-day food offer.  Taylor’s anticipate this being a welcome addition to the town’s leisure offer and as popular with the local population as it is with visitors.  The outlet will be managed directly by Timothy Taylor’s.

The £300,000 investment will see new signage alongside a repainting of the outside of the pub with a total refresh inside, including a new bar, toilets, branding, and decoration, with a revamped heated outside seating area.  Bowman Riley in Skipton are providing interior design and RN Wooler builders in Keighley are working with Taylor’s to deliver the project.

Given the exacting requirements Taylor’s have for the revamped pub, in terms of branding, offer and service, they will be managing the outlet directly and have already begun the recruitment process for a manager ahead of other team members.

Paul Turner, Estate Operations Director for the brewery commented: “We are really excited to be investing in this prominent outlet in the town centre and look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to the revamped ‘Taylor’s on the Green.’ We believe it will be a significant contribution to the already improving leisure offer in the town. The good train links and presence of Keighley & Worth Valley Railway will make it easy for Timothy Taylor’s fans to visit.”


Notes to editors:

Yorkshire Day is to be held in Keighley this year.

The Lord Rodney is on the site of Keighley’s oldest pub – The Olde Red Lion. It was re-named The Lord Rodney following his famous victory over the Spanish Fleet in 1780.

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Press release from Timothy Taylor’s

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