Food and drink

A nation that invented afternoon tea to satisfy that long gap between lunch and dinner is clearly a nation obsessed with food. Fresh-from-the-sea fish ‘n’ chips and sizzling Baltis, vibrant street food and Michelin-starred establishments: you’ll find a treat to suit your tastes in England. Tuck into regional specialities, from pikelets to pork pies, stinky cheeses to sizzling sausages. Wash it all down with a carefully crafted real ale, cider, G&T or award-winning wine. England is also famed for its gastro pubs, buzzing food festivals and quirky celebrations of produce – asparagus festival or garlic fiesta, anyone? You’ll find the best food right across England.

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Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Stunning scenery, cosy accommodation, good food and real ale are all on offer with Jennings Adventure Ales trails in the Lake District.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Breweries and distilleries
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See what’s behind a pint at the National Brewery Centre

See what’s behind a pint at the National Brewery Centre

Once dominated by breweries, Burton is the natural place to visit and discover more about an Englishman’s much-loved tipple.

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Enjoy cuisine with a conscience at Fifteen Cornwall

Enjoy cuisine with a conscience at Fifteen Cornwall

Enjoy Italian cuisine with a Cornish twist at Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen Cornwall. Whatever’s the dish of the day, it’ll make your mouth water.

Location: Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Kick back at award-winning B&B, Alkham Court

Kick back at award-winning B&B, Alkham Court

To hot tub, or not to hot tub? That is the question, at Alkham Court B&B near Dover.

Location: South Alkham, Kent

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North, Holmfirth

Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North, Holmfirth

Cider anyone? Head to Deanhouse Farm, nestled in the Holme Valley and enjoy a sup or two of local, artisan cider producer, Rob North’s passion.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Get hands-on with an artisan food course in Nottinghamshire

Get hands-on with an artisan food course in Nottinghamshire

Learn pie making, baking, patisserie or butchery on a short course at the School of Artisan Food, on the beautiful Welbeck Estate.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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Picnic Boat on the River Dart

Picnic Boat on the River Dart

A glorious combination of two great loves of the English: boating and picnics.

Location: Dartmouth, Devon

Unique Experiences
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Sample Manchester’s afternoon teas and treats

Sample Manchester’s afternoon teas and treats

Award winning venues, finger sandwiches, sweet delights and lashings of tea are guaranteed to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Afternoon tea
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Spend the night in your very own railway carriage

Spend the night in your very own railway carriage

Why not make trainspotting your passion whilst staying in ‘Oscar’, a railway carriage permanently stationed at Cloughton railway station.

Location: Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Stop by the White Hart country pub for a spot of lunch

Stop by the White Hart country pub for a spot of lunch

Get a taste of good homemade food and immerse yourself in local life at the historic White Hart pub.

Location: Frome, Somerset

Food and Drink
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Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

The oldest working gin distillery in England.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Breweries and distilleries
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Great food and great music at The Big Feastival

Great food and great music at The Big Feastival

Whatever happens at this festival, you won't go home with an empty stomach.

Location: Kingham, Oxfordshire

Culture
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Try the first whisky to be produced in London for 100 years

Try the first whisky to be produced in London for 100 years

Take a bespoke tour around the London Distillery Company in London's Battersea, and learn how to make your own gin from scratch.

Location: London

Breweries and distilleries
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Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Drink freshly brewed beer at The Bridge Tavern

Do you love real ale? Then visit The Bridge Tavern, situated near the North East's most iconic landmark - The Tyne Bridge.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Breweries and distilleries
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Snack by the Sea on Southsea Common

Snack by the Sea on Southsea Common

Pack up a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy the sea air on Southsea Common, the perfect place to spend a sunny Portsmouth afternoon.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

City parks
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Picnic on Polzeath Rocks

Picnic on Polzeath Rocks

Picture perfect Cornish setting.

Location: Daymer Bay, Cornwall

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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A champagne tour of Bath Abbey

A champagne tour of Bath Abbey

Unforgettable. Soaking up the spectacular views of the city from the top of Bath's Abbey tower whilst sipping champagne.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Unique Experiences
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Indulge your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Festival

Indulge your sweet tooth at The Chocolate Festival

Celebrate the tasty world of chocolate at this multi-sensory event.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Lifestyle
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Alnwick Tree House

Alnwick Tree House

A restaurant with a difference and traditional Northumbrian tunes.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

Eating out
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Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Fine food, local brews and idyllic seaside make the perfect ingredients for a tasty weekend away.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Coastal towns

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