To help celebrate Huddersfield’s 12th annual Food & Drink Festival, a range of trails have been organised to take place about the town centre. Following the successes of last year’s Taste and Real Ale trails, a brand new Cocktail Trail has been added to make a delectable trio of events that seem good enough to eat – or drink, as the case may be.
Cocktail Trail – from Saturday the 21st July to Sunday 12th August
This year, for the very first time, the Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival is delighted to announce a brand new Cocktail Trail.
Much like the ever popular Real Ale Trail, Cocktail Trail visitors will need to try a cocktail in all six participating venues over the course of the three weeks. Cocktail lovers need to collect stamps at the participating establishments in order to get a free exclusive festival glass which they can claim at any time during the four days of the Festival. Taking part this year are Revolution, Zephyr, Vox, Voda, Herberts and The Little Buddha Bar.
Real Ale Trail – from Saturday the 21st July to Sunday 12th August
The Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival wouldn’t be complete without an exploration into the town’s famous heritage of producing fine ales. This year the much loved Real Ale Trail returns, offering visitors the chance to come and whet their whistles in the 10 participating ale houses. The event is being sponsored by The Star Inn and Mallinsons Brewing Company.
Enjoying a classic Yorkshire ale on a hot midsummer’s day would probably need no further incentive, but Huddersfield Food & Drink festival organisers have decided to add an extra dimension of fun to the event by offering all roving trail travellers a free and exclusive ‘Real Ale Trail’ glass to commemorate their trail through ale – just so long as they remember to collect their stamps from 8 of the pubs featured while they’re indulging in some of Britain’s finest bitter, that is.
Ready to help Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival’s Real Ale Trail celebrate the British summer in style, whatever the weather, will be last year’s popular pubs such as The Star Inn, The Sportsman and The Head of Steam. This year they will be joined by exciting newcomers Zephyr Bar on Lower King Street.
Taste Trail – Saturday 4th August, 2pm-5pm
The concept behind Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival’s ‘Taste Trail’ is simple, fun for all, and, most impressively, completely free.
Festival goers are encouraged to take a tour around participating restaurants and have a free ‘taste’ of some of the foods each restaurant has to offer. Upon their return from the trail, Huddersfield’s foodies will get the chance to become culinary critics, by judging which free sample was the trail’s best. Once the winning restaurant has been announced, a voter will be drawn at random to win a meal for two at the restaurant crowned as the Taste Trail’s favourite.
Following on from the success of last year, this year Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival will look forward to welcoming newcomers such as the Blue Rooms in Byram Arcade, Time Circa in Hammonds Yard down Lower King Street, Café Society on Byram Street and Chennai on Half Moon Street, along with the returning favourites like Argento’s and Med One.
Also making a return will be returning champions Balooshi, who will be hoping to retain their crown after being deemed the best restaurant by voters last year.
Look out for the Trail leaflets in the Information Centre in the Library, and in pubs and restaurants around town who will all be displaying banners showing that they are participating. The Cocktail and Real Ale Trail leaflets will also be available to download from www.foodanddrinkfestival.co.uk from the 8th July, and the Taste Trail leaflets from the 20th July.