Two independent wine shops based underneath the arches on Viaduct Street in Huddersfield town centre are having a celebration – and everyone is invited.

Hosted by KWAS Wine Bar and Hoults, Arch Day 2022 is being held on Saturday July 9 and will include free wine tasting and live music.

On the day, guests can enjoy free Polish wine tasting with Central Wines, a Polish-inspired small plates food menu and live music from Huddersfield-based artist Penny, hosted in the arch space.

Come rain or shine, the community arch spirit will be overflowing as Viaduct Street becomes Vine-a-duct Street for the day!

The activity throughout the day includes: Free Polish Wine tasting with Central Wines from 12noon and live music from Penny at 5pm.

Huddersfield’s only town centre vegan sourdough bakery, Lone Loaf will also be offering free samples of Zapiekanki (Polish pizza) and a 100% vegan Polish-influenced small plates food menu will be available from 12noon-9pm.

Created by The Arch Company in collaboration with KWAS Wine Bar and Hoults, Arch Day 2022 is a celebration of local businesses who call the railway arches home.

Arch Day is a culmination of The Arch Company’s annual #loveyourlocalarches campaign, designed to raise awareness and the profile of their arch customers.

To help the businesses to mark the occasion, The Arch Company has provided match-funding, via community action charity Groundwork London, to ensure the day is as successful as it can be. 

Duncan Sime, co-owner of Kwas, said: “We are thrilled to be taking part in Arch Day and celebrating the independent businesses that can make use of the unique spaces available.

“We moved into the premises in December 2021, as we loved the off-the-beaten-track location and the great history of venues and businesses that have made Viaduct Street their home.

“We can’t wait to celebrate Arch Day, along with our people, our culture and our wines with the residents of Kirklees – showcasing what we do best and sing from the train tracks about how good Huddersfield is.”

 For more information about ARCH DAY 2022 please visit or follow @the_archcompany.