Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb is a major event in the foodie calendar, celebrating the region's famous Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb and showcasing the finest regional produce with cookery displays and entertainment. If you thought that was unusual, how about visiting the Pontefract Liquorice Festival? Now in its 16th year, you can expect plenty of fun and sweet surprises!
Wakefield has a great selection of restaurants, delis and farm shops sprinkled throughout the city, as well as plenty of tea rooms, coffee shops, pubs and diners. Excellent culinary choices include fine dining at Iris in the attractive Bull Ring - complete with fountains.
Farmer Copley's award winning farm shop, just outside of Pontefract is a must visit for those who like to know just where their food is from! As well as a huge choice of local produce, you can also visit the Moo Café, which was the farms former dairy.
Blacker Hall Farm Shop is an impressive farm shop with a mix of local produce, breads, meats and much more including a stunning wine loft (champagne, port, chardonnay anyone?). New for this year is the barn restaurant and café.