Wapentake

Contact Details:

92 Kirkgate, Leeds

441132436248
info@wapentakeleeds.com

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  • Opening Hours

    Monday

    08:00 - 20:00

    Tuesday

    08:00 - 23:00

    Wednesday

    08:00 - 23:00

    Thursday

    08:00 - 23:00

    Friday

    08:00 - 00:00

    Saturday

    09:00 - 00:00

    Sunday

    09:00 - 20:00

Wapentake

Wap-en-take (n) “Besides being divided into three Ridings, East, North and West (a Riding being derived from the Norse word “thriding,” meaning a third part) Yorkshire was further sub-divided into administrative areas called Wapentakes – the Danelaw equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon Hundred in most other counties. The word derived from an assembly or meeting place, usually at a cross-roads or near a river, where literally one’s presence or a vote was taken by a show of weapons, where-in after a night of merriment would ensue.” We wanted to create ‘A Little Piece of Yorkshire’, by combining a Café, Bar and sweet treat Bakery to serve and support the local community. All our sweet treats are baked on site by our magical chefs, always providing Vegan Muffins and gluten-free Brownies, proudly displayed in our bar top fridge. You can also buy whole cakes with 48 hours notice. Our coffee is provided by Coffeecare, a family run company based in Skipton, alongside tea from Taylors of Harrogate (Yorkshire Gold is obviously the standard choice!) plus numerous Flavoured teas. All available to takeaway. Our menu is as local as possible, sourcing all ingredients daily from our neighbours in Kirkgate Market. All our meat comes from various butchers in the market with fruit & veg from Neil’s and S & M Dolan plus eggs from Whitakers farmhouse egga and cheese. We strive to offer a vegan and gluten free option to everything on the menu. We are all about Yorkshire, so you will find a large free standing fridge at the end of the bar, as well as, cask & keg lines devoted to local ale – more often than not showcasing the Brethren at Northern Monk, Kirkstall Brewery & Sunbeam three of our most local breweries. Plenty of offerings from around the world plus vegan, Gluten-Free and non-alcoholic options. At least four shelves on our back bar are dedicated to Yorkshire spirits, comprising Gin, Vodka, Rum & Whisky all from Gods own county, as well as the best of the rest from around the world.