Something Different this Spring Bank Holiday in Yorkshire

Something Different this Spring Bank Holiday in Yorkshire

Fancy doing something a bit different this bank holiday weekend? Well Yorkshire is host to some great events this weekend, especially music and food related!


  • Leeds Feast – 28 and 29 May – Belgrave Music Hall: serving a range of the best street food in Leeds, including Honest Crust Pizza, The Cheese Truck, Caribbean Café and more
  • Great British Food Festival – 28-30 May – Harewood House, Leeds: showcasing the best food in the country, there will be something for everyone at this event, set within the beautiful Harewood House and gardens
  • Malton Food Lovers Festival – 28 and 29 May – Malton: the town’s biggest event of the year, where you’ll find the best local produce, and can enjoy music and drinks as well
  • Sheffield Food Festival – 28-30 May – Sheffield city centre: with all these food festivals you’re spoilt for choice, but if you live in South Yorkshire this one is a must visit


  • Slam Dunk Festival – 28 May – Millennium Square, Leeds: a day of amazing music with 40 bands across 7 stages, with special headliners Panic! At The Disco
  • York Fake Festival – 28 May – The Knavesmire: Great tribute acts of all your favourite bands and artists including Queen, Kasabian and Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Grand Northern Ukulele Festival – 27-29 May – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield: A very different music festival, celebrating the best Ukulele players from all over the world
  • Karma Fest – 29 May – Eiger Studios, Leeds: Another unique music festival, brought to you by the psychedelia-loving music promoters who have brought loads of bands to the city


  • Festival on the Moor – 27-30 May – Danby: A weekend celebrating all things folk, with music, dances, workshops and loads more fun activities
  • Environment Photography Exhibit –  all weekend 11-7pm – Roots & Fruits café, Leeds: A unique exhibition from Scarlett Carson showing different aspects of the environment, and enjoy the delicious food and Roots & Fruits while you’re there
  • Bradford Literature Festival – ends 29 May – Bradford: The festival ends this weekend with some great events focusing on Peter Rabbit, the Bronte’s, Jane Eyre, Harry Potter and many more interesting topics and writers
  • 12 Hour Open Mic Night – 30 May – Hyde Park Book Club: A unique open mic night lasting for 12 hours to raise money for Stand up to Cancer, with musical performances as well as poetry and comedians

Yorkshire Pub Walks!

Yorkshire Pub Walks!

The fact that May is National Walking Month, and this beautiful weather we’ve been having, is the perfect reason to get out walking and discover the beauty of Yorkshire. And these routes all include great pub stop offs, even more reason to dust off your walking boots!

The Buck Inn (Malham) – This walk is quite strenuous, 4.5 miles/3 hours, with 400 steps up to Malham Cove to start you off. Treat yourself by taking a 15 minute detour to see the stunning Gordale Scar waterfalls, then through Janet’s Foss, a heavily wooded area. The Buck Inn is a former coach house and one of he most popular pubs in the area, famed for real ale and its bangers & mash.

Malham Buck Inn


Black Swan (Ripon) – This walk is much shorter at just 90 minutes, starting and ending at the pub, which serves homemade meals and views over Burn Valley stretching 40 miles. There is also a longer alternative route- 8.5 miles through Fearby and Masham countryside, passing the infamous Druid’s Temple (pictured).

Druids temple


Royal Oak Hotel (Settle) – A relaxed walked along the  River Ribble, ending with a train journey on the historic Settle-Carlisle Railway, part of the Pennine Way. The Royal Oak is the first of a number of pubs along this work to stop at,  serving Black Sheep ale and great pub grub.

Settle Carlisle Railway


Charles Bathurst Inn (Richmond) – Showing you the beautiful scenery of Arkengarthdale (not a place from Lord of the Rings), this 4.5 miles walk also goes through Longthwaite, and brings you to this lovely pub which cooks with local ingredients to create delicious seasonal menus.

Richmond Bathurst Inn


Henry Jenkins (Nidderdale) – An easy walk through Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and its not hard to see why! The route also takes your through Azeney and Kirkby, with children and dogs both welcome, a great family day out with a stop off at the Henry Jenkins pub for some well deserved food.



Stone House Inn (Harrogate) – Take a tour of the panoramic views of the Thruscross Reservoir, then a short detour to this cosy pub, with log fires, real ales, pub food and afternoon tea, all enjoyed with great views of the Washburn Valley.

Washburn Valley



Fox House Inn (Sheffield) – Enjoy the incredible sights of the Peak District with this 3 miles walk near Longshaw Estate, taking you through the well known Hathersage Moors and then to the traditional Fox House Inn for hearty food and a well-earned pint!

Sheffield Hathersage