Roads have been closed around  St George’s Square to let organisers prepare for this week’s Huddersfield Food & Drink Festival.

And that means bus operators have had to bring in diversions for several services which would normally use the Square.

The Festival opens on Thursday and runs until Sunday and is expected to attract up to 150,000 visitors.


The link road in front of the Head of Steam Pub in St George’s Square was closed from 6am on Sunday and will remain closed until 6am on Tuesday, August 12.

Other roads closed from today including the junction of Westgate and Railway Street, St Peter’s Street and Station Road, and St George Street where it meets Westgate.

Metro, which is responsible for bus services in and out of the town, have had to divert many of their buses which would normally run through St George’s Square.

The services affected are:202, 203, 220, 229, 327, 328, 360, 363, 384, 385, 547, 549, FTB, X6 and X63.

They will run along the ring road and John William Street after leaving the Huddersfield Bus Station or Market Street.

Dozens of companies are lining up to take part in the Festival and will be offering a hose of food and drink from around the region and around the world.

There is also a programme for entertainment each day. Click here to find out when the festival will take place, and check out the events planned in the run up to this year's event.

Whet your appetite with our guides to the food , drink and desserts on offer this year.

Budding chefs will be able to brush up their cooking skills with a schedule of exciting live cookery demos - and if you're bringing the little ones, there's plenty of entertainment on offer in the Kids Zone .

Kick back, relax and enjoy some live music courtesy of the Festival at Dusk performers.

And for a taste of what's in store, we've looked back to last year's Food and Drink Festival.