June to-do List

Events leading up to the summer months

The warm weather feels like it is slowly approaching so we thought we would suggest a few summery things to keep you occupied in June, in both the city centre and at Leeds Brewery.

Join the triathletes

There’s a big event happening in Leeds this summer and we are proud to be the first UK city outside of London to host the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon. The event kicks off at Roundhay Park on Saturday 11th June which will play host to a day of triathlon for beginners including aquathlons and Go Tri! Events. Then the race itself will take place on Sunday 12th June with over 5,000 triathletes competing at all levels of ability. The race will start with a 1,500 metre swim in Roundhay Park’s Waterloo Lake, followed by a 41.5 kilometre bike ride out of the park heading towards the centre with the third and final stage being a testing run course that crosses the finish line in the city centre.

Whether you want to get involved in the race or be part of the crowd and support the athletes, there will be plenty to keep you entertained on the day and big screens dotted around showing the event live, so make sure you don’t miss the finish. It will be a jam-packed day with a great atmosphere and we are hoping for a glorious day so you can sit out and enjoy a Leeds Brewery pint at one of our pub’s beer gardens. All of our pubs are located in the centre so it’s a perfect pit stop in between all the action. For more information visit the website.

Enjoy a G&T...or two

If you enjoy a good gin and tonic out in the sunshine or after a long day at work, then we recommend getting yourselves to our gin club at The White Swan. They have a selection of gins available that can be enjoyed with a Fever Tree mixer and a bespoke garnish all for £4 each. Some of our tasty gins on offer include Bombay Sapphire, Portobello Road, Hendricks, Sipsmith, Ophir, and Sloe Gin. Gin Club runs Monday-Friday 5-7pm, the perfect timing for a post work drink. 

Grab a bargain

If you’re always on the lookout for a good deal and have an eye for the latest trends, head to the summer special of Leeds Affordable Vintage Fair located in the Corn Exchange on Saturday 4th June. The UK’s largest vintage fair will spread across both floors holding different stalls by vintage traders from all over the country, offering not just clothes, but accessories, furniture, homewares, collectable and more, all at affordable prices. It’s free entry so the only money you’ll spend is on your trendy new wardrobe and your stylish accessories.

Once you’ve bagged all your bargains, why not extend your day and grab a bite to eat at our nearby pubs; Crowd of Favours just off Kirkgate and the Lamb & Flag neighbour to Leeds Minster are both only a short walk from the Corn Exchange.

Treat yourself to a Leeds Brewery Lunch

If you’re on the hunt for a great weekday lunchtime deal, then look no further. Our recently launched summer menu has a great offer where you can get any sandwich or wrap and a pint of Leeds Brewery beer for £9. There are a number of different sandwiches and wraps available in the deal including the classic Leeds Best battered fish finger butty, our Midnight Bell glazed rump steak sandwich with caramelised onions and our selection of homemade wraps including pulled pork with Gathering Storm BBQ sauce or our Leodis brisket chilli. You can combine these with any of our staple Leeds Brewery beers from our most popular Leeds Pale ale to our premium Leodis lager.

Whether you’re doing a spot of shopping, exploring the city or just on your lunch break, our sandwich deal is available Monday-Thursday 12-3pm at a selection of our pubs. See our pub’s separate websites for details. And who knows — it might even be warm enough to sit and enjoy it outside in the beer garden.    

Get into the festival spirit

Leeds Waterfront Festival is celebrating its 9th year of music, performing arts, creativity and activities for all the family, right on the city’s waterways. There will be entertainment on the water itself, boats and on dryland, taking place along 4 miles of Leeds waterfront from Armley Industrial Museum to Leeds Dock and Royal Armouries to The Calls and Granary Wharf to the start of the Leeds Liverpool canal. There will be creative workshops, performances, photography and filmmaking opportunities, live street art, heritage trails, guided walks and more and it’s a great opportunity for local people to get involved in the festival creativity and get people to explore the Leeds waterfront.

The festival takes place on Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th of June take a look at their Facebook page or visit the website below. And as always if you’re out enjoying the day and looking for somewhere to have a hearty pub meal and a local pint then our Leeds Brewery pubs are never too far away. Why not try The Midnight Bell located in the Holbeck Urban Village with a spacious beer garden and friendly staff.

We hope you find something of interest from our recommended monthly to-do list and we hope to see you soon for a pint. LB