Taylor’s on the Green Refurbishment – Keighley

Bowman Riley created an interior design for the refurbishment of the Lord Rodney pub in the West Yorkshire town of Keighley into Taylor’s on the Green, a new tap room and kitchen from Timothy Taylor’s brewery.

The world-famous brewery has been operating in Keighley since 1858 using the spring water that wells up from deep under the Pennines. Originally, called Ye Olde Red Lion, the pub was renamed the Lord Rodney in the late 1700s in honour of a leading 18th-century British Admiral. Its new name of Taylor’s on the Green will reflect the hostelry’s position on Church Green in the centre of the town.

Our brief was to enhance the appeal and increase the footfall of the pub creating a leisure destination connected to Timothy Taylor’s brewery tour to be enjoyed by the whole community. We designed a friendlier and more family-orientated feel incorporating a wide variety of seating styles.  The design encompasses elements of the brewery tour and process. The revamp included a new bar, toilets, branding and decoration. Externally, the pub was repainted, new signage installed and a heated seating area provided.

We presented designs that are in keeping with Timothy Taylor’s unique brewing process. Encapsulating the aesthetic features of the brewery tour, we selected materials such as reclaimed timber, industrial details, and corrugated steel. These are enhanced by subtle accents such as amber-toned glass in the light fittings. This represented the quality assurance process when checking the colour of the beer.

We incorporated Timothy Taylor’s branding into the design with a dedicated display case for merchandise made from reclaimed crates sourced from the brewery.

Following the concept design, we provided a technical package for costing and on-site construction by local Keighley-based contractor RN Wooler. This included the specification of all finishes, materials, styling items, graphical designs and furniture.

Paul Turner, Timothy Taylor’s Estate Operations Director

For more information on the Taylor’s on the Green refurbishment please see here.

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