Wakefield Festival of Food Drink & Rhubarb

Wakefield Festival of Food Drink & Rhubarb

Rightly proud of its fine local produce, the Yorkshire food & drink trail is a delectable journey, offering up some of Britain’s finest real ales, locally reared meat and numerous delicacies. Yorkshire is a celebrated farming region in the UK, positively brimming with award-winning farmers’ markets and farm shops across the Dales and Moors.

You’ll find most towns, cities and villages in Yorkshire have indoor or outdoor markets, many stretching back centuries and all packed with the finest locally grown, reared and home-cooked Yorkshire food. Look out for the ‘deliciouslyorkshire’ stamp of approval at markets, restaurants, cafes and inns – a sure sign that the food and drink you’re enjoying is ‘made in Yorkshire’!

Eating Out

You’re not short of places to eat and drink in Yorkshire! Whether you’re on the hunt for best fish & chips in Whitby and Bridlington or hearty home-cooked pub meals accompanied by fine Yorkshire real ales in Helmsley or Dent - find it here in Delicious Yorkshire! Treat yourself to a meal out at a Yorkshire Michelin Star restaurant or gastro inn. There are several in the region in hotspots including the Bolton Abbey Estate, Ilkley and around Harrogate.

An incredible variety of places to eat and drink in Yorkshire feature across rural National Parks, cities and along the coast. Relax in a cosy fisherman’s real ale inn serving hearty pub grub in Robin Hood’s Bay or Staithes. Be spoilt for choice in York, Leeds and Sheffield with their fantastic selections of world cuisine restaurants or head to ‘Curry Capital’ Bradford for one of the best curries you’re likely to taste in the UK!

Yorkshire's famous Forced Rhubarb grown around Wakefield

Yorkshire's famous Forced Rhubarb grown around Wakefield

Real Ales & Brewery Tours

Head to Yorkshire for CAMRA award-winning inns and one of the country’s best selections of independent breweries. From Timothy Taylors and Black Sheep Ales to Theakstons, Wensleydale and Dent ales – the Yorkshire Real Ale Trail is a beer connoisseur’s dream! Sample Yorkshire real ales on one of the region’s many brewery tours with on-site bars and restaurants, or in the fantastic choice of real ale pubs in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Food Festivals & County Shows

Yorkshire food & drink attracts thousands of visitors annually – don’t miss a visit to top food festivals and country shows in the region like the Dales Festival of Food and Drink in Leyburn, a choice of city food festivals or how about the ‘Boots & Beer’ festival in Yorkshire brewery centre Masham, annually in early September. Discover the taste of Yorkshire for yourself – book online with iknow.

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