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Leeds International Beer Festival


07 - 10 September 2023

Bookable time slots each day

Venue Kirkstall Abbey

Tags Adult, Event, Family, Young People,

The Leeds International Beer Festival will take place at Kirkstall Abbey from 7 – 10 September 2023.

Leeds International Beer Festival returns to Kirkstall Abbey and will take over the entire site including the incredible church,  cloister, and stunning chapter house.

Our event is inclusive so as well as beer from local legends and internationals we’ll have plenty of low and zero-alcohol drinks, cider, and wine/spirits on tap.

From quaffable session beers to experimental releases, and from summery saisons to dark and spicy numbers, our line-up of brewers will be on hand to guide you through their recommendations.

We’ll also have a delicious selection of street food stalls including veggie and vegan options, and live music.

Thursday – Saturday sessions are for over 18s only, but we have a chilled out Family Day session on Sunday for little ones. We’ll have lots to keep the kids entertained on our Family Day, so parents and carers can enjoy a beer and sample some of the great street food on offer.

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Access at the abbey

Please visit our access page for more information.

Important information about the abbey

Please note, the abbey is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, Grade I listed building. There are some conditions in place that we need you to follow:

– Strictly no climbing anywhere on the building

– The floor is uneven in places. Please take care and keep children under close supervision.

– Only assistance dogs are permitted during the festival

– Strictly no smoking on site

Inclusion & safety

We have a zero-tolerance policy toward any form of discrimination or harassment. Any complaints will be taken seriously and dealt with promptly. The festival has always been inclusive and accessible for all. Please treat everyone with respect.

Leading partners

Kirkstall Brewery logoFirst Bus logo


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