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7th October 2022

Timothy Taylor’s Havercake Is Back in Cask for 2022

Timothy Taylor’s Havercake is back in cask for 2022, a robust Yorkshire Ale with a full taste of malt and oats.

Originally brewed to honour the soldiers of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, affectionately nicknamed ‘Havercake Lads’. The name is derived from the oatmeal bread cake that was the staple food of the Yorkshire Pennine towns and villages where most of the soldiers lived.

Havercake has been created using a mixture of amber malt and two types of oat malt. This delivers a full-bodied, moreish ale with a creamy head and slight sweetness. Fuggles and Goldings are in the hop mix, which adds to the overall taste.

Raising money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

With 10p from every pint of Havercake sold, Timothy Taylor’s are supporting ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – the Army’s national charity – who support soldiers, past and present, and their families for life.

Where can I find it?

Havercake will be making its debut at the Keighley & Worth Valley Beer & Music Festival, which runs from 13-16 October. You can find out more about the festival and buy tickets by visiting their website:

It will then be available at pubs throughout Timothy Taylor’s own estate and across the UK the week after – including the brewery’s Keighley-based tap house, Taylor’s on the Green, and the Woolly Sheep Inn in Skipton.

Scott Cameron, Senior Brand Manager at Timothy Taylor’s said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome back Havercake for 2022, a real crowd-pleaser and a beer we are sure will go down well again at the fantastic KWVR & Music Festival.

“Timothy Taylor’s have always had very close ties with our armed forces, and to be able to support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity this year through sales of Havercake, brings us a lot of pride.”

A list of pubs that have bought Havercake is included on Timothy Taylor’s website. This does not include pubs who have bought through a wholesaler, so if you’re unsure if your local sells it, it would be worth contacting them before you visit.

The list is updated weekly, so please check back for availability.


Notes to editors:

Timothy Taylor’s

Timothy Taylor’s is one of the UK’s oldest family-owned breweries with over 160 years’ heritage of brewing award-winning cask ales, with their Landlord winning more awards than any other beer, winning both CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Awards Gold Medal four times.

Established in 1858 when Timothy Taylor began brewing in Keighley, the company remains in the family and is the last independent brewery of its type left in West Yorkshire.


List of Havercake stockists available here:

Press release from Timothy Taylor’s

For further information, please contact Scott Cameron, Senior Brand Manager at Timothy Taylor’s on or 01535 683 707.