Great Beer & Travel Writer
Born in the UK, Tim has been travelling the world since 1980, spending more than five years on the road and visiting over 80 countries across six continents.
He grew up in Brighton, England, and has been based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands since 1989.
TEN FACTS ABOUT TIM
- He knows nothing about motorbikes*
- He does not run the reptile house at Bristol Zoo*
- He did not write about Lutyens and the Great War*
- He is not responsible for Snorri Goes to York and Other Stories*
- He visits more breweries and pubs than most people – it’s research, honest!
- After many years living in the Netherlands he is now Dutch
- He is proud of his adopted home city Eindhoven
- But he has supported Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club for more than 50 years
- He does not sell printer products
- His ambition is to visit 100+ countries – only 15 to go!
Fully revised Beer in the Netherlands 2nd edition (2020). The complete guide to Dutch beer, featuring 700 brewing companies, thousands of beers and 550+ cafés.
Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers 2nd edition (2015). A tour of the Dutch capital’s best bars with a different recommended beer for each one.
Now in its 4th edition. The only comprehensive and opinionated English-language guide to focus exclusively on this gem of a destination.
Beer in the Netherlands 1st edition (2014) with 2016 supplement.
One for the collectors – the original 1st edition of Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers (2010).
One for the collectors – the 1st edition of Around Amsterdam in 80 Beers, reprinted with updates (2012).
Editor of Write-up! – a teachers’ guide to creative writing for young children, good for home-schooling parents too
What People Say…about Tim's books
"Have you ever wondered how I became such a fan of Dutch craft beer and the Netherlands? Well, one reason has been the books written by Tim Skelton and the friendship that we have made”
“Tim Skelton’s beer guide to Dutch breweries and bars is all you need to find your way in the Dutch beer landscape. [...] I cannot think of a better or more credible source for anything and everything you ever wanted to know about Beer in The Netherlands”
“Seriously, Tim Skelton has outdone himself with this guide, almost 100 pages longer than the first edition and positively packed with info. If you plan on being in the Netherlands in 2020 or even 2021, you need this book”
"Compliment voor het werk van Tim en Amanda. Met deze Engelstalige en uitgebreide wegwijzer in de hand zullen niet alleen veel buitenlandse bierliefhebbers, maar ook Nederlandse liefhebbers het bierlandschap ontdekken, waarderen en zich laten inspireren”
“Tim Skelton packs the book with fascinating tit-bits. [...] The guide is a delight, brilliantly researched and written with wit and wisdom”
"Beer In The Netherlands 2 is een rijke informatiebron voor iedereen die wil weten waar er in Nederland iets te beleven valt op biergebied. Niet alleen voor de (bier)toerist, maar ook voor de locals: de aanschaf is voor iedere bierliefhebber zonder meer de moeite waard. Want hoeveel je ook denkt te weten van dat Hollandse biergebied, je gaat geheid nieuwe plekken ontdekken met behulp van dit boek.”
“The secret of a good travel story is that it makes you want to book your ticket right now. That was my response after reading Tim Skelton’s Complete Guide to Luxembourg”
“It was very helpful when I visited Amsterdam recently”
“Excellent travel guide to getting the most out of cafe life in Amsterdam”