Leeds Indie Food ’16

Where do we begin? We’re absolutely over the moon to be part of Leeds Indie Food festival again, across more than just one site too. This year a tremendous amount of work has been put into making this the best ever #LIF to date. We have no doubt that this (just under a) months long event is going to be amazing! How ever will we fit in everything we want to do/drink/eat? If you haven’t got your LIF passport yet, we suggest you get on with that so you can plan where to be in May. The passports also entitle you to a whole load of special offers and discounts for you to take advantage of – and that includes 10% off at all of our sites including the Tap Room at North Brewing Co (see full passport benefits at the bottom of the page)

So, here’s a run down of everything we’re involved with this year… It’s just under 2 weeks away!



We’ll be opening the doors to The Cross Keys & welcoming Ilkley Brewery in to help host the Beer Match Experience. There will be six dishes and six beers paired to perfection. We’ll not just have Ilkey & NBc beers to choose from though, there will be a couple of added extras as well, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement!

We’ll have Josie Ludford – Ilkley Brewery’s certified beer sommelier with us to talk you through the reasoning behind pairing specific beers with specific food dishes. She’ll be giving tutorials on how to spot certain flavour profiles – what will match and what won’t.

6 dishes / 6 beers which will give you a completely different dining experience to what you’re used to. Tickets can be found right…. here



We will be teaming up with six special London brewers to bring you the best beer Leeds has to offer. Breweries include the following

  • Brew By Numbers
  • Pressure Drop
  • Crate Brewery
  • The Kernel Brewery
  • Partizan Brewing

Passport holders will be able to receive 10% off everything they buy in North Bar. Awesome!

North Tour Night


The Magical Mystery Tour bus is back baby! We’re so excited to be back behind the wheel transporting you from North Bar to North Bar. We’ve got some surprise treats for you on the tour as well as keeping you entertained & hydrated with beer & good fun.

This will be an evening event which will start at 5pm and will be kicking things off down at The Cross Keys.

Be quick – limited seats available! Pick up your tickets for the night tour here.

Facebook event page


27TH, 28TH, 29TH MAY

Our Further North site in Chapel Allerton is teaming up with Coffee experts at House of Koko to bring you a take-over like no other.

This awesome (& FREE) experiment sees the invention of House of North and Further Koko to give the folk of Chapel Allerton a culinary drinking experience like no other. There’ll be a fusion food and drink menu available in both venues, with the best of both worlds on the plate and in the glass.

Coffee & Beer… what’s not to love!

 Leeds Feast 2


LEEDS FEAST! Is turning things up a notch with this special weekend event across THREE sites. As well as regular hosts Belgrave Music Hall, Headrow house and North Brewing Co are thrown into the mix too, to make sure your bank holiday is filled with loads of great food & beer.

This is sort of a wrap up party for the whole of Leeds Indie Food and we’re mega excited to be one of three hosts. We suppose you wanna know which food trucks we’ll be hosting right? Cool, here’s the rundown!

  • Tikk’s Thai
  • Meltworks
  • Poffertjesking
  • Mei Mei’ Street Cart
  • Bangers and Bacon
  • Tandoori naan truck
  • Madeline Express
  • Maude Coffee

If you want to know more, check out the Leeds Feast Facebook event here – which will give you the low-down of all the vendors and where to find them!

As always North Brewing Co will be offering beer tastings throughout the day & we’ll have music on til late.

Dogs & kids welcome.

Keg Poster Square


Our friends over at Sheaf Street Cafeteria will be hosting a brand new mini-festival for #LIF16. Keg Vs Cork is a celebration of booze featuring Leeds’ best craft beer bars facing off against the city’s premier wine purveyors. Grab your free glass, your pencil and your score sheet and dive in…

North Bar will be doing an “all time classics” for this special event, showcasing beers from the past two decades doing what we do. Ourselves, and friends over at Northern Monk, Bundobust & Tall Boys Beer Market will be going head to head with Lattitude Wine Merchants & The Reliance. Think you know your stuff about Beer & Wine? This one’s for you! If your worried about missing out on other events, not to worry because Sheaf St. will be holding different sessions across the weekend so you can schedule accordingly!

There will also be an Aperol / Campari Pop-Up & music from High and Lonesome Festival all weekend. Both evenings will also be screening movies for you to drink-along to! Saturday – Sideways / Sunday – Dazed & Confused.

Keg V Cork Sessions: 6pm (Friday), 12pm (Saturday) 6pm (Saturday)

Tickets below.

Keg V Cork tickets

Below is a list of ALL discounts & exclusives that your LIF Passport entitles you to! You’re welcome, pick one up at leedsindiefood.co.uk/passports

Passport Benefits 1 Passport Benefits 2


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