Free event


Now - Sun 27 Feb 2022


10:00 - 23:00


Wakefield City Centre

New for 2022, the Rhubarb Festival goes on tour, with its first-ever food and drink trail! Venues across the city centre will be putting on delicious rhubarb-themed items to delight your taste buds throughout the festival weekend… from pastries and cakes to smoothies and cocktails, it’s a chance to discover (or rediscover!) some of your favourite independent bars, restaurants and cafes. Plus, there’s a chance to win yourself a hamper worth £150! Scroll down to find out how.

Here’s a list of participating venues and some of the delectable rhubarb goodies on offer:

🧁 Boogie Woogie Bagel Bar: Cinnamon bagel with rhubarb jam and a drink

🧁 🍸 19 Brew Avenue: Rhubarb and rosehip victoria sponge, rhubarb and custard cocktail and gin with a rhubarb tonic.

🍔 🧁 Cathedral Kitchen: Pork sandwich with rhubarb sauce, rhubarb sausage rolls, rhubarb scones and rhubarb crumble.

🧁  Cut: Rhubarb cheesecake.

🧁 🍸 Dolce Vita: Rhubarb tiramisu, rhubarb sweet calzone and a rhubarb cocktail.

🧁 🍸 Esquires: Rhubarb cakes, flavoured drinks and treats.

🍸 Fino: Rhubarb & basil mojito – rum, homemade rhubarb syrup, fresh basil, sugar and soda.

🍸 Fresh Smoothie Bar: Large rhubarb smoothie.

🍸 Golden Pineapple: Rhubarb cocktails – Rhubramble, Rhubarb Candy Cosmo and a Wakey Bellini.

🧁 🍸 Grind (Upper, Middle and Lower Malls in the Ridings, and Bull Ring): Rhubarb cakes and bakes, rhubarb and custard milkshake.

🍸 ICO: Ruby Woo – tequila, vermouth, homemade rhubarb syrup, sugar, lime and soda.

🧁 Iris: Rhubarb tasting menu.

🍸 Jolly Tap Real Ale Café: Rhubarb Porter and Rhubarb Blonde beer.

🍸 Kraft: Rhubarb cocktail.

🧁 🍔 Leaf & Bean Delicatessen: Rhubarb afternoon tea, rhubarb scones, rhubarb tarts, homemade rhubarb chutney, rhubarb cheese salad.

🍸 Lobby 1867: Rhubarb cocktail.

🧁 Marmalade on the Square: Rhubarb tea, scones, cakes, cold drinks and sweets.

🧁 Mocca Moocho: Rhubarb crumble.

🧁 Muffin Break, Trinity Walk: Rhubarb muffin.

🍸 Now Serving: Rhubarb cocktails – Rhubramble, Rhubarb Candy Cosmo and a Wakey Bellini.

🍸 Qubana: Twisted Negroni – Campari, homemade rhubarb syrup, gin, orange and grapefruit juice.

🍸 RBT Video: Rhubarb cocktails – Rhubramble, Rhubarb Candy Cosmo and a Wakey Bellini.

🍸 Robatary: Rhubarb & custard crumble cocktail – rhubarb gin, homemade rhubarb syrup, lemon juice and rhubarb lemon foam.

🧁 🍔 Ruby Lou’s: Pork and rhubarb burgers, rhubarb and apple crumble.

🍸 Tet: Tet Royale cocktail: our signature hand crafted with rhubarb gin infused with elderflower cordial, hibiscus top with collection of sparkling wine. Rhubarb gin with raspberry and mint.

🧁 The Art House Coffee House: Breakfast sourdough with rhubarb and strawberry preserve, topped sourdough with cheese and rhubarb and date chutney, rhubarb cakes.

🍸 🧁 🍔 The Hepworth Café: Rhubarb and ginger soda, bread and butter pudding, poached rhubarb and muscovado ice cream, rhubarb polenta muffins, rhubarb tart with stem ginger ice cream, Wensleydale cheese, Hepworth rhubarb chutney and apple sandwich. Jars of rhubarb chutney will also be on sale!

🍸 Velvet: Rhubarb cocktails – Rhubramble, Rhubarb Candy Cosmo and a Wakey Bellini.

🍸 = drink | 🧁 = sweet treat | 🍔 = savoury

Enter our competition to win a food and drink hamper worth £150! To enter, simply visit one of the venues on the trail, ask for their rhubarb-themed special, take a selfie with your cake, drink or pastry and share it on Instagram or Facebook tagging @ExperienceWakefield, the venue and using hashtag #RhubarbFest. The winner will be selected at random on Sunday 27 February at 3pm.

Download your copy of the Rhubarb Food & Drink Trail map here or pick up a copy in the city centre during the festival weekend.

The Rhubarb Festival takes place in Wakefield City Centre from 25-27 Feb 2022 – find out more at