York Food Festival 2016

York Food Festival 2016

When? – 23rd Sept – 2nd October 2016

Highlights this year include Skosh at the guildhall, tons of cookery classes and demos including a curry demo from Rafi’s Spicebox and all your local York restaurants, restaurant offers, drinks tasting events, local music, markets and much more.

For a full outline of what’s on and to buy tickets visit the York Food Festival website or just head into town next weekend and see whats going on.

York’s Ale Trail will be back again as will the Taste Trail.

Ale Trail

The festival Ale Trail is a taste of York’s Real Ale pubs. The trail begins in the festival’s own Real Ale tent, hosted by Premier Event Bars, and takes you on a walking tour around a selection of York’s pubs. Have your Ale Trail booklet stamped at twelve of the participating venues when you buy a pint or half pint of Real Ale. Collect twelve stamps and return to the festival Real Ale tent to receive a commemorative t-shirt! (While stocks last.)

I have tried about 4 times and am yet to manage to get my hands on one of these t-shirts. From personal experience I think the trick to the ale trail is planning your route – don’t leave too much walking distance between stops at the end and make sure you visit the ‘posher’ places towards the start!

The 2016 September trail participants*
(*more may be added before printing)

1 Festival Bar (Premier Events)
Parliament Street
2 The Last Drop Inn
27 Colliergate, YO1 8BN
3 Eagle & Child
9 High Petergate, YO1 7EN
4 The Three Legged Mare
15 High Petergate, YO1 7EN
5 Yorkshire Terrier
10 Stonegate, YO1 8AS
6 The Judges Lodgings
9 Lendal, YO1 8AQ
7 The Maltings
Tanner’s Moat, YO1 6HU
8 The Whippet Inn
15 North Street, YO1 6JD
9 Brigantes
114 Micklegate, YO1 6JX
10 The Brewery Tap
12 Toft Green, YO1 6JT
11 The Winning Post
127 Bishopthorpe Road, YO23, 1NZ
12 The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road, YO10 4EX
13 The Rose and Crown
13 Lawrence Street, YO10 3WP
14 Rook and Gaskill
12 Lawrence Street, YO10 3WP
15 Walmgate Ale House
25 Walmgate, YO1 9TX
16 The Blue Bell
53 Fossgate, YO1 9TF

Taste Trail

A city wide trail, visiting many of York’s independent food retailers

  • Each retailer will offer a free mini taster, along with a discount for purchases made on the day.

  • The trail runs for all 10 days of the September Festival (some retailers may be closed on certain days).

  • Pre-book your Taste Trail online or buy on the day. (1 book for £5, 2 for £8)
    Booklets will not be sent out to you. They can be picked up from the Information Point on St Sampson’s Square, 9am to 5pm from the 1st day of the Festival.

Enjoy! 🙂