TIMOTHY Taylor has struck gold.

The Keighley brewery has received a Golden Award from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The accolade is in recognition of the company “going above and beyond in delivering excellence over the years”.

CAMRA is awarding honours to deserving individuals, groups and businesses to mark its 50th anniversary.

Taylor’s chief executive, Tim Dewey, said: “We congratulate CAMRA on reaching the significant milestone of 50 years and are honoured to be recipients of a Golden Award, particularly as the nomination was from the membership.

“As a brewery dedicated to cask ale, we share CAMRA’s vision to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.”

Gary Timmins, CAMRA’s awards director, pays tribute to all the winners.

“We want to take this opportunity to celebrate the successes and long history of British brewing and cider production – we wouldn’t have got far without their support, or their pints!" he said. "I hope the winning teams will take this award as appreciation for all the hard work involved in producing great drinks over the decades.”