Eyesore derelict pub Braithwaite Tavern could be revived

First published in News

A Keighley councillor has been reassured efforts are being made to sell a derelict pub in his ward.

Keith Dredge has spoken with the company that owns the former Timothy Taylor pub in Braithwaite Avenue.

He was told the company is keen to see the building – last open as the Braithwaite Tavern – brought back into use.

Coun Dredge, who represents Keighley West ward on Bradford Council, has campaigned for several months for action at the site. He said the rundown building is an eyesore in an area surrounded by well-kept pensioners’ gardens and modern primary schools.

Coun Dredge told the Keighley News there were “a dozen different options” for how to re-use the site.

He said: “The owners of the pub have had it on the market. They’re trying to do something with it – free their assets so someone can do something useful.

“It’s just a question of who buys it. We don’t want someone buying it and keeping it as it is. We’re interested in what’s best for the area.”

Coun Dredge said a large piece of land behind the pub could also be ripe for development.

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11:04am Wed 19 Jun 13

audal says...

Why are Taylors selling off all their pubs ? a once respected company who got rich and indeed famous thanks to the people of Keighley/area now shun them and thanks to the selling policies are pricing their products out of range of the men who made the brewery loved, soon Taylors will not have any pubs left and the outlets the same prices as London.
Why are Taylors selling off all their pubs ? a once respected company who got rich and indeed famous thanks to the people of Keighley/area now shun them and thanks to the selling policies are pricing their products out of range of the men who made the brewery loved, soon Taylors will not have any pubs left and the outlets the same prices as London. audal
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8:21pm Wed 19 Jun 13

piper56 says...

i used to drink nothing else but taylors but im affraid its undrinkable anywhere in the town profit over quality leads to a substandard product
i used to drink nothing else but taylors but im affraid its undrinkable anywhere in the town profit over quality leads to a substandard product piper56
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