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May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire 2021

May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire | Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May 2021

The May bank holiday weekend is not too far away thankfully and as ever there are loads of great things to do all over Yorkshire. We’ve rounded up all the best May bank holiday weekend events to make sure your plans go off with a bang.

Harvey Nichols Leeds botanist cocktails - May Bank Holiday Events

Harvey Nichols 4th Floor Terrace, Leeds

The 4th-floor terrace has been an instant hit since re-opening so book early to avoid disappointment. Their new terrace menu brings together the very best of the Fourth Floor with light snacks, mouth-watering mains and sweet desserts.  The Botanist Gin is also on hand with a specially curated menu of refreshing gin cocktails, showcasing the very best of their botanical heritage. If you’re looking for a May Bank Holiday event with some good food and glamour, this one’s for you.

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Peddler Sheffield Street Food Market - May Bank Holiday Events

Peddler, Sheffield | 30th – 2nd May 2021

Sheffield’s biggest and best street food soirée returns for three days of fun, food, music and booze. This May bank holiday weekend event line-up includes Flats Donuts, mouthwatering tacos from Smoqued Taqueria, Solita Fish Bar, Yoi Fried Chicken & more.

Grantley Hall Norton bar and terrace

Grantley Hall, Ripon

North Yorkshire’s luxurious country house hotel will be offering outdoor dining options. Each covered and heated, with different view of the hotel’s gorgeous grounds and formal gardens, set against the backdrop of the rolling countryside and Yorkshire Dales.

Beck & Call Leeds Beer Garden

Beck and Call Beer & Cider Festival, Leeds | 1st – 3rd May

Beck and Call’s May bank holiday weekend events are always something to look forward to. For their first three day event, expect a selection of guest ciders and ales from some of their favourite independent breweries from Yorkshire and further afield. Local Indie food popup Mor Mor is serving a feast of middle eastern treats to soak up the drinks too. Mezze and pints in the sun? Yes, please!

Solita Bottomless Brunch

Solita Bottomless Brunch, York

There’s no better way to get the bank holiday started than bottomless brunch. York foodies can enjoy one dish from Solita’s menu, together with 90 mins of bottomless drinks for only £20! Available 7 days a week.

Solita York Bottomless Brunch

The Devonshire Arms Champagne & Seafood Terrace mackerel

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Skipton

If you’re looking for a May bank holiday weekend event with a splash of fine dining, fizz and rolling hillsides, then The Devonshire Arms’ Seafood Terrace is one of the finest places to be. The pop-up marquee enjoys uninterrupted views over the magnificent Dales, feast ‘al fresco’ on freshly caught seafood, including shellfish from the East Yorkshire waters, in a beautiful and convivial setting.

Shibden Mill Inn Halifax Outdoor Dining

Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax

Halifax’s foodie favourite and one of the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs are serving up a selection of mouthwatering sourdough pizzas, shawarmas, nibbles and sides. All enjoyed in one of Yorkshire’s most picture-postcard beer gardens. View menuNo outdoor bookings, first come first served.

Westwood Restaurant Beverley

The Westwood, Beverley

Beverley’s Michelin recommended restaurant The Westwood are ready to welcome you on their terrace  with a stunning menu this bank holiday weekend. Highlights include Bridlington croquettes with wild garlic aioli, Puglia burrata and Isle of Wight tomatoes, Wagyu bavette steak + more. Early bookings are highly advisable.

Ales In The Dales - The Yorkshire Hotel Harrogate - May Bank Holiday Events

Ales in the Dales, Harrogate

The Yorkshire Hotel’s car park in the middle of town has been transformed into a fully landscaped Yorkshire Dales garden including a miniature steam train running amongst the ramblings of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy al-fresco drinks and dining in the heart of Harrogate town centre.

Solita Marina Hull Alfresco Dining

Solita Hull Marina

Head down to the Hull Marina this bank holiday weekend to catch the rays, watch the boats go by and indulge in some delicious wagyu burgers, sides, cocktails and more. Yorkshire Food Guide customers save 25% off food too!

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May Bank Holiday Events

Black Bull Inn, Sedbergh, Yorkshire Dales

The team at one of the UK’s Top 50 gastropubs, The Black Bull Inn, has created a festival style space in the historic pub’s beer garden. Enjoy homemade ice cream and sorbet, BBQ specials, sourdough pizza’s, craft beer and some perfect al fresco wines.

Woodman Inn Thunderbridge outdoor space

The Woodman Inn, Thunderbridge

The Woodman Inn located in the pretty village of Thunderbridge near Huddersfield has had quite the transformation. Now re-open with a complete refresh, refurbishment and stunning Garden Room. Head Chef, Andy Lynam has created a menu of his take on Yorkshire favourites to enjoy with a few drinks this bank holiday weekend.

Dakota Leeds Laurent Perrier Terrace

Dakota, Leeds

If you’re looking to head into Leeds city centre this bank holiday, then Dakota’s Salon Prive should be at the top of your list. The recently launched Laurent Perrier Rosé Lounge is an al-fresco luxurious escape tucked away on the Salon Privé terrace.

Diners can enjoy a host of dishes from the Terrace menu. Highlights include North Sea Trout, accompanied by grilled Hispi cabbage and mussel veloute; signature steaks from the chargrill, and a plethora of indulgent desserts to choose from, innovative cocktails to sample and fascinating wines to explore.

INC Sheffield rooftop bar things to do in Sheffield - May Bank Holiday Events

INC, Sheffield | 2nd May, 12 – 10 pm

Sheffield’s rooftop bar is back this weekend! Open from 12 – 10 pm on bank holiday Sunday, pre-booking is essential to guarantee your spot.

Chow Down Leeds drinks - May Bank Holiday Events

Chow Down, Leeds | 29th April – 3rd May 2021

Leeds foodies looking for May bank holiday events? Look no further. From Thursday – Monday, enjoy a huge line-up of street food (Little Bao Boy, Little Red Food Truck, The Sri Lankan Experience and Seitan’s kebabs) and DJ’s whilst soaking up the sun (and booze) at Chow Down at Temple Arches.


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Written by

Peter Henry


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