Our Coffee and Real Ale Trail – Is this the foodie’s Fringe?

29th June 2018

The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s most prestigious arts festival, playing host to all manner of comedy shows and left-of-centre oddball acts.

And we’ve got a series of culinary sensations running throughout July that’ll make your taste buds tingle more than a thousand Fringe shows combined.

Well, maybe not quite…

But we do have two tasty events in the build-up to this year’s Food and Drink Festival that’ll put you in the mood for fine local eating.

Both events kick off on the 1st July and run through to the end of the Food and Drink Festival on the 5th August.

And both give you the chance to claim some EXCLUSIVE free gifts (available from 01/08).

Without further ado, let’s unveil the Ale and Coffee Trails.

Coffee Trail

If you know the difference between an Arabica and a Lapsang Souchong, then you’re probably more than aware of the fine selection of cafes and teahouses in town.

And if you didn’t – we’ll let that slide as long as you promise to experience them on the maiden voyage of the Huddersfield Live Coffee Trail.

Every venue on this list is well-known for a quality cuppa, so down your chai and get caffeinated!

huddersfield coffee trail 2018 stamp cardParticipating Coffee Trail Venues


8 Church Street, HD1 1DD


60 New Street, HD1 2BW

Northern Tea House

36 King Street, HD1 2QT


3-5 Hammonds Yard, HD1 2QY

Espresso Corner

11 Kirkgate, HD1 1QS

Cafe Society

15 Byram Street, HD1 1DR

Cafe Venecia

43 Market Street, HD1 2HL

Merrie England

10 -12 Kirkgate, HD1 1QH


Queen Street, HD1 2SP

Collect your cup!

Want to collect a reward for visiting every cafe on the trail? Then pick up a card, available from any participating shop, and collect a stamp when you order your drink.

Once you’ve visited all nine participants, head to event sponsors Bean Brothers who roast for Coffeevolution on Church Street with your completed card to claim your extra-special Food and Drink Festival cup.*

*Subject to availability

Real Ale Trail

Pull a pint and take a sip – it’s back by popular demand and it’s the Huddersfield Live Real Ale Trail!

As you’d expect for a real ale-related event, The Star Inn at Folly Hall are backing us with their sponsorship, as well as being one of nine participating venues where you can pop in for a fine measure of real ale and get your card stamped.

Once your card has all nine stamps, call at the Star Inn for your commemorative glass.*

*Subject to availability

ale trail huddersfield 2018 stamp cardParticipating Real Ale Trail Venues

The Grove

2 Spring Grove Street, HD1 4BP

The Sportsman

1 St John’s Road, HD1 5AY

The Star Inn

7 Albert Street, HD1 3PJ

King’s Head

St George’s Square, HD1 1JF

The Head of Steam

St George’s Square, HD1 1JB

Plumbers Arms

6 Macauley Street, HD1 2JY

The Cherry Tree

14-18 John William Street, HD1 1BA

Lord Wilson

Unit 27, Kingsgate, HD1 2PZ

The Corner

5 Market Walk, HD1 2QA

Collect Your Glass!

Want to collect a reward for visiting every pub on the trail? Then pick up a card, available from any participating bar, and collect a stamp when you order your drink.

Once you have all your stamps, collect your extra-special Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival glass from The Star Inn at Folly Hall.*

Both events kick off in two days so mark it in your calendar, invite a few mates and enjoy the beverage of a lifetime.

*Subject to availability

This isn’t the only fun coming from Huddersfield Live HQ – check out the rest of our event listings to see what we’ve got lined up.


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