Whitelocks Annual Beer Festival Is On Its Way

Turk’s Head Yard is home to the beer festival again this July, with some exclusive and interesting beers from the South West.  From 25 – 28 July, visitors can enjoy brews from Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Cornwall.

From 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 25th, you can call at the Yard’s Info Station and, in exchange for £5, pick up a programme, a Festival glass and a half pint of any beer, which should provide the starter for sampling from amongst the 50 diverse beers available.

At any one time throughout the Festival, 28 beers will be pouring, with 9 cask and 5 keg at Whitelocks and 11 keg and 2 cask at Turk’s Head.  Supplies are not bottomless, so when each one’s gone, it’s gone.

Yonder Brewing & Blending’s wild and foraged beers are just the companion for the summer – honey and meadow flowers, Somerset lavender, gorse….and the lager made from dandelions and nettles.

Deya Brewing’s difficult to come by Put The Kettle On! is only brewed once a year – and Wiper and True is putting their Milk Shake stout into cask just for the Festival.  There’ll also be fermented beers available in sharing bottles, from Mills Brewing.

What about food, you may ask.  There’ll be some Festival-themed specials and some pop-up as well.

Here are the opening hours:

Thursday 11am – 12am
Friday 11am – 1am
Saturday 11am – 1am
Sunday 11am – 11pm

Established in 1715, Whitelock’s Ale House, is the oldest public house in Leeds and one of the strongest purveyors of British cask ale in the UK.   They also serve a menu of fresh, home-cooked and locally sourced food available seven days a week.

In January 2016, Whitelock’s launched their sister bar, The Turk’s Head, just next door. The Turks Head offers 12 keg, two cask lines, over 40 bottles and cans and award-winning spirits, cocktails and wine.

All photographs by Lucy Forrester; provided by Chapter 81.

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