Simon Jenkins began writing the regular pub column Taverner in the Yorkshire Evening Post, shortly after joining the newspaper’s sub-editing team in 1991. More than 25 years on, the column remains a regular weekly feature of the newspaper.
Simon has written about beer and pubs for numerous other publications and has won a number of awards from the British Guild of Beer Writers, including its highest accolade – Beer Writer of the Year – in 2010.
He has also written three books. His first, the Great Leeds Pub Crawl, is a guide to all the best pubs of his home city, and was published in 2011 with a second updated edition published in 2016. His most recent book is the Yorkshire Beer Bible, which is a guide to more than 170 breweries across Britain’s largest county.