Skip to main content
27th March 2024

Whitelock’s Ale House win competition to brew exclusive beer with Timothy Taylor’s brewery

The “1715 Stout” pays tribute to the year the pub was built.

Whitelock’s Ale House and Keighley’s Timothy Taylor’s brewery have joined forces to launch a new Stout, named after the year the pub was founded: 1715.

Whitelock’s won the biannual Timothy Taylor’s Champion Club draw in June. This meant that the Whitelock’s team, led by General Manager Beth Templeton, had the chance to visit Timothy Taylor’s and work closely with Head Brewer, Andy Leman, to design a bespoke beer.

1715 Stout has been brewed using all British Fuggles and Whitbread Golding Variety hops, along with Golden Promise Pale Ale Malt, Roasted Barley, Chocolate and Crystal Rye Malts. The delicious combination will leave it dark with ruby hues, while the aroma will have roasted coffee, and a touch of sweetness and the taste will have both coffee and chocolate notes. The beer comes in at 5% ABV.

This limited-edition stout will be launched at Whitelock’s Ale House on Thursday 4th April, alongside a Timothy Taylor’s takeover of the taps, and will also be available at the Meanwood Tavern and in London exclusively with our friends at The Pembury Tavern.

Whitelock’s General Manager Beth Templeton commented: “We love Timothy Taylor’s and their commitment to quality beers – Landlord is one of the biggest sellers we serve at Whitelock’s. When the opportunity came along to brew a beer together, we jumped at the chance. We feel it’s a perfect marriage of two Yorkshire institutions!”.

Scott Cameron, Senior Brand Manager at Timothy Taylor’s: “Whitelock’s Ale House has always been a pub that we at Timothy Taylor’s hold in very high regard.

“Their place in our Champion Club, which is an honour we only bestow on the best-of-the-best, is testament to the team’s hard work and care of our cask ales, namely Landlord which sits permanently on their bar.

“To have them over to brew with us was fantastic, and 1715 Stout promises to be a delicious beer. We can’t wait to celebrate with them at the launch event on 4 April.”



Whitelock’s Ale House

Situated in the heart of Leeds City Centre, Whitelock’s Ale House is Leeds’ oldest pub having opened in 1715. Situated just off Briggate in Turks Head Yard, since coming under its current ownership in 2012 Whitelock’s has built a strong reputation for its food and drink offer, championing local ales and the best local food suppliers. Whitelock’s has become a popular destination for Leeds residents and tourists alike.

Timothy Taylors

Timothy Taylor’s is one of the UK’s oldest family-owned breweries with over 160 years’ heritage of brewing award-winning 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.


Whitelock’s Ale House: Adam Warner, Marketing & Community Manager, 07834 594520,

Timothy Taylors: Scott Cameron, Senior Brand Manager, 01535 683707,

Third-party news items that are posted on the Guild website’s news section come from press releases received by the Guild. These press releases are posted as they have been received and their publication on the Guild website is intended as an informational service provided to our members and website visitors. As such, the publication of a story from a third-party source is neither an endorsement of the content, nor its sender, by the Guild. For enquiries on any news item, please use the contact details that can be found at the bottom of each post.