This year the York Food & Drink Festival, taking place from 22nd September to 1st October, is celebrating its 21st anniversary! Our boutique hotel in York has put together a brief guide to help you make the most of this fabulous festival.


Shop ‘til you drop near our hotel in York

Market stalls will be scattered across the city and not far from our hotel in York, selling everything you can imagine from chocolate to cheese, wine to bread, even Yorkshire wine! There will be plenty of samples on offer to tempt you! Pick up a unique present for a friend or just a treat for yourself!

Food and Drink Festival in York


Learn a new skill

Many demos and masterclasses will take place throughout the festival, giving you the chance to get stuck in and learn something new. For those with a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss the York Chocolate Story demonstration, just a short distance from our hotel in York. If you’re a beer fan, make sure to catch The Botanist’s ale demonstration and tasting! There’s also a Young Chef’s Competition where you can watch talented youths battle to be crowned Young Chef of the Year 2017!

Food and Drink Festival in York


Follow the Taste Trail

Discover and experience a proper taste of York with the Taste Trail, a city centre trail visiting York's independent establishments. Indulge yourself with a sample of their produce and walk on to discover more delights. The staff at our York hotel are a big fan of this one!  Each retailer will offer a free mini taster, along with a discount for purchases made on the day. Purchase your trail booklet online here.

Food and Drink Festival in York


Let York entertain you

Situated in the heart of the festival and not far from our boutique hotel in York, on Parliament Street, the Bar Area has a Real Ale Bar, Wine bar and Cider Bar with various food stands too. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and enjoy the sounds of live music from an array of talented artists.

Food and Drink Festival in York

Hotel Indigo York is a 101-room luxury, boutique hotel in York, conveniently located near to many of York’s top attractions. For more information call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email info@inyoryk.co.uk

Food & Drink in York

Sip on local gin, craft ales, familiar favourites, and creative cocktails at No.88 Walmgate. Pair with one of our delicious Rustic Pizzas.

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We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

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York Hotel's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of chocolate, how to make it and how to taste it like an expert at the York’s Chocolate Story.

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