While in York: Places to Visit

The City of York has a dynamic range of independent local businesses offering unique places to eat, drink and shop within the ancient city walls. Pick up bespoke gifts and local produce and experience the vibrant café culture of York in-between screenings, events and masterclasses.

Aesthetica has teamed up with a range of exciting locations for the 2016 festival, including Barbakan, belle’s bouffe, Bistro Guy, Bluebird Bakery, Brew & Brownie, Brigantes, Coffee Culture, Duke of York, El Piano, Evil Eye, Harlequin / The Attic, La Cremaria, Love Cheese, No. 84, Nought e Food Company, Piccalilli’s, Plonker’s Wine and Beer Bar, Silvano’s, Stonegate Yard, The Black Swan, The Fossgate Social, The Gillygate Pub, The House of Trembling Madness, The Shambles Kitchen and more.

From real ales to gluten-free food, these historic and central venues provide unique dining and shopping experiences over the festival weekend. The list accommodates all dietary requirements and appetites, and showcases the best in Yorkshire produce. Look out for places displaying the Badge of ASFF in their windows.

As an independent film festival, we demonstrate our support for independent businesses local to the festival through the ASFF badge scheme: help us to support the charismatic brands that are developing around the city, injecting energy and enthusiasm into the historic centre.

BAFTA qualifying ASFF 2016 runs from 3 – 6 November. For the full list of venues visit: www.asff.co.uk/while-in-york

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