It's not often Harrogate is at the cutting edge of the UK's food and drink scene - despite a healthty independent sector.
But one women-focused event born in Harrogate is truly leading the way.
Based in Harrogate, Women On Tap Festival, a UK celebration of women and beer, will take place for a third year at venues across Harrogate and beyond from May 145, 2019 thanks to financial backing from a number of sponsors including Manchester-based brewer.
Founded in Harrogate in 2017, Women On Tap presents unique events fusing beer, women & the arts in order to raise the profile of women in a traditionally male-dominated industry and to tackle some of the issues that brings.
An annual beer and arts festival plus a programme of year-round events all showcase the very best in hospitality across the region, alongside creative talent and inspirational women.
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Here in her own words, Women on Tap founder Rachel Auty picks her top five WOT events not to miss.
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Top 5 beer events in Harrogate/Knaresborough
Beer School, May 1-5
Five sessions at five different bars in Harrogate and Knaresborough over the festival each with a shifting focus on areas of traditional and modern-day beer and all designed to educate and develop the palate. You’ll never look at beer the same again! Do one session or more – whatever you fancy.
Maisie Adam at Corner Haus, May 1
Harrogate’s own Maisie Adam is a fast-rising star in the world of comedy.
She recently stole the show on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and is designed for great things! Grab this opportunity to see her in a local bar. T
ickets include a Belgian beer and nibbles.
Women In Music Showcase at Major Tom’s, May 3
A free Friday evening music set from a range of talented female musicians in one of Harrogate’s coolest bars. Grab a beer and a pizza and start your weekend in style!
Harrogate Brewing Co. Tap Room open afternoon, May 4
Anton and family throw open their doors for an afternoon of the freshest beer around, live music, a photography exhibition, and (weather permitting!) a street party vibe. An afternoon not to be missed.
Beer Yoga & Beer & Cake Brunch at North Bar, May 4
Firstly, a session on yoga followed by a beer flight and some mindful drinking moves into an hour of beer and cake pairing! What’s not to love. Can attend either session or both for a reduced price.
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An event which is is the first of its kind in the UK
Beer for All Conference 2019, May 3
Join Women On Tap and friends at the stunning grade II listed Harrogate Theatre at the heart of the 3rd annual Women On Tap festival for a day of fascinating research, open discussion and important debate.