Pub chain ties up food deals with Yorkshire firms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Katie Matten of Shepherds Purse, Adrian Sykes of Timothy Taylor’s and Kate Foxon of Just Desserts, celebrate their new venture From left, Katie Matten of Shepherds Purse, Adrian Sykes of Timothy Taylor’s and Kate Foxon of Just Desserts, celebrate their new venture

Brewer Timothy Taylor, has joined forces with other Yorkshire family businesses to serve up a traditional dish in its top dining pubs.

The Keighley-based brewer has introduced fruit cake and cheese to its premium dining pub menus, using cake especially baked in Shipley and cheese from North Yorkshire.

The cake, made with Taylor’s award-winning Landlord bitter, is being produced by bakers and patissiers, Just Desserts and Artisan cheese maker Shepherds Purse, of Thirsk, will supply the cheese.

Timothy Taylor’s food development manager Adrian Sykes said: “It’s a long-established British tradition to serve fruit cake with cheese, so we wanted to find likeminded businesses to work with us to create a delicious cheeseboard and cake combination.”

Chefs from the pubs were inspired to introduce the cake dish after touring the Shepherds Purse dairy. The brewer approached its supplier Just Desserts to bake a bespoke fruit cake using its famous pale ale.

Mr Sykes said: “As one of only a few independently-run traditional Yorkshire brewers, it is great to be able to deal with two successful Yorkshire businesses producing traditional, high quality, handcrafted products.” Just Desserts sales manager, Kate Foxon said: “We tried a number of recipes before we were happy with the quality, texture and taste combination of mixed fruit and classic, strong pale ale, but we think we’re onto a winner with the Landlord.

“It will work perfectly with the premium cheeses from Shepherds Purse.”

Katie Matten, managing director, Shepherds Purse Cheeses, added: “The Timothy Taylor premium dining pubs attract a high quality customer looking for a top quality food offer and our cheeses will be perfect for their discerning tastes.”

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7:54pm Mon 13 Feb 12

Outraged Citizen says...

That does sound nice, but instead of including it on the menus why not provide it free on the bar?
That does sound nice, but instead of including it on the menus why not provide it free on the bar? Outraged Citizen
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11:21pm Mon 13 Feb 12

More-Ham-Head says...

Well done.
Well done. More-Ham-Head
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11:43am Tue 14 Feb 12

BD16 says...

I'm not sure which are Taylors fine dining pubs but I used to be a regular in the Brown Cow in Bingley. Not anymore, the last couple of visits were a dissapointment.
I'm not sure which are Taylors fine dining pubs but I used to be a regular in the Brown Cow in Bingley. Not anymore, the last couple of visits were a dissapointment. BD16
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12:50pm Tue 14 Feb 12

BigFigure says...

Outraged Citizen wrote:
That does sound nice, but instead of including it on the menus why not provide it free on the bar?
because they are not a charity?
[quote][p][bold]Outraged Citizen[/bold] wrote: That does sound nice, but instead of including it on the menus why not provide it free on the bar?[/p][/quote]because they are not a charity? BigFigure
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7:31pm Tue 14 Feb 12

piper56 says...

get your finger out taylors lower the price of your beer as fancy food wont fill your overpriced pubs
get your finger out taylors lower the price of your beer as fancy food wont fill your overpriced pubs piper56
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7:31pm Tue 14 Feb 12

piper56 says...

get your finger out taylors lower the price of your beer as fancy food wont fill your overpriced pubs
get your finger out taylors lower the price of your beer as fancy food wont fill your overpriced pubs piper56
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11:56pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Outraged Citizen says...

BigFigure wrote:
Outraged Citizen wrote:
That does sound nice, but instead of including it on the menus why not provide it free on the bar?
because they are not a charity?
Many pubs used to provide free bar snacks as an enticement to stay and buy drinks.
[quote][p][bold]BigFigure[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outraged Citizen[/bold] wrote: That does sound nice, but instead of including it on the menus why not provide it free on the bar?[/p][/quote]because they are not a charity?[/p][/quote]Many pubs used to provide free bar snacks as an enticement to stay and buy drinks. Outraged Citizen
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