Pub Case Studies

Here at Timothy Taylor’s we have always held a firm belief that pubs are the backbone of the national UK community. Here is a selection of case studies from some amazing pubs who have stocked our beers for many years. Each and every one is well worth a visit!

Heaton Hops

Heaton Chapel, SK4 5DE

Which of our beers do you stock?

Damien (Manager): "We currently stock Landlord, but we have also had Knowle Spring, Boltmaker, Landlord Dark and Hopical Storm in either cask or bottles. We sell more Taylor's beer than any other cask product on offer."

Why do you serve our beer?

"The first beer I ever tasted was Golden Best after I had finished a game of cricket. As time went on, I learnt that Timothy Taylor's beer is consistent in flavour if looked after properly. I feel that cask beer is undervalued, considering the time and dedication that is put into brewing it and conditioning it."

What is the price of a pint of our beer vs. other beers you stock?

"People are willing to pay whatever it takes to buy a decent pint of beer. We charge £3.80 for a pint of Landlord, which is as much as we would charge for a 5-6% IPA."

How does our beer sell vs. other beers you stock?

"We have been stocking Timothy Taylor's products for over five years, and seeing as we only ever have two cask beers on at the same time, we can easily sell one barrel of Landlord in two hours! Taylor's has always been a staple product on our bar."

What do our beers add to your business?

"I am honoured to stock Timothy Taylor's. I speak to lots of breweries every day and the one thing that made Taylor's stand our from the rest is that before they agreed for me to be stockist, they checked my cellar to make sure it was at the standard they need it to be. 

"They are the only brewery that have done that. This made a massive difference to me when it came to deciding which products to have on the bar, as it showed that Taylor's only sell the beer to people who understand what it takes to achieve that Taylor’s Taste. 

"I love looking after Taylor's beer! You don’t rush good things! If it needs another two days in my cellar to condition, I am happy to do that. It’s a partnership, we’re both trying to do the best we can.”

Tickled Trout

Barlow, S18 7SL

Which of our beers do you stock?

Chris (Owner): "We have near enough tried the full range of Timothy Taylor's beers and we are currently rotating between Landlord and Boltmaker on a permanent Taylor's line. It used to just be Landlord, but since Boltmaker won the Champion Beer of Britain award in 2014, the demand for it has been higher, which is why we decided to stock it. When we had Le Champion for the second time, it was the fastest selling beer we’ve ever had on the bar!"

Why do you serve our beer?

"When I was 17/18, I used to go to pub with my dad and drink Timothy Taylor's, and 30 years later, it’s still the beer I love! When I bought the Tickled Trout, one of the first things I did was open an account up with Taylor's."

What is the price of a pint of our beer vs. other beers you stock?

"Timothy Taylor's is more premium than any other cask ale, therefore we charge an extra 20p for it compared to others, £4 per pint. Customers don’t care, they pay for the quality."

How does our beer sell vs. other beers you stock?

"It's the number one seller! Local beers are quite popular but Taylor's still comes out on top! In busy times we can sell one barrel every two days!"

What do our beers add to your business?

"Quite simple – for me, they add prestige because we only want to sell quality products in our pub and they also give us great batters for fish and chips as well! In all seriousness, Timothy Taylor's beer matches our environment and vice versa. We are very compatible in terms of quality and attention to detail”

Holly Bush Inn

Makeney, DE56 0RX

Which of our beers do you stock?

Chris (Manager): "Landlord is on a permanent line and we have also tried Landlord Dark, Knowle Spring and some of Taylor's seasonal beers on our guest lines. Landlord has been on their bar for the last 15 years."

Why do you serve our beer?

"Landlord is a "friendly face on the bar" - it’s not a cheap product to stock and not an easy product to keep in the cellar, but customers know your place is a “decent boozer” when they see Landlord on the bar."

What is the price of a pint of our beer vs. other beers you stock?

"Landlord is served at £3.60, which falls in line with stronger guest beers (over 5% ABV)."

How does our beer sell vs. other beers you stock?

"Landlord is the top seller in the permanent range. On average, we do around three 18s (kilderkins) a week."

What do our beers add to your business?

"Timothy Taylor's beers add quality to the bar. If you know your beer, you know what you’re getting when you choose to drink a pint of Taylor's.”

West Riding Refreshment Rooms

Dewsbury Railway Station, WF13 1HF

Which of our beers do you stock?

Barry (Sales, Operations & Brand Development): "We serve cask ale in five of our six pubs and Landlord is a permanent in three, with Boltmaker in two of the pubs. We are also a proud member of the Timothy Taylor's Champion Club!"

Why do you serve our beer?

"West Riding have had a relationship with Timothy Taylor's for over 20 years. We started stocking Landlord in 1996 and it has been a permanent ever since. Due to the popularity of Taylor's beers and the quality of service received from the Taylor's team, every cask selling pub added to the group has always had a dedicated Timothy Taylor's line."

What is the price of a pint of our beer vs. other beers you stock?

"On average, Landlord is sold at around 20p more than the other beers stocked with the same ABV. No customers complain about having to pay that little bit more for a quality beer."

How does our beer sell vs. other beers you stock?

"Seeing as all our cask products are on a rotational basis apart from Timothy Taylor's, it’s hard to say as it is inevitably our best selling beer across the group."

What do our beers add to your business?

"A consistency like no other – the service we receive from the sales/office team shows that Timothy Taylor's understand their beers and our pubs."