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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Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Home to a number of award-winning breweries, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to discover what goes into the quintessentially English pint.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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Browse the stalls and shops at the vibrant Greenwich Market

Browse the stalls and shops at the vibrant Greenwich Market

Explore the delights of one of London’s favourite markets all under one roof.

Location: Greenwich, London

Shopping and fashion
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Spend the night in a coaching inn in the Durham Dales

Spend the night in a coaching inn in the Durham Dales

Enjoy a rural getaway in the Durham Dales and discover the unspoilt landscape of Teesdale, before staying the night in boutique inn, The Rose & Crown.

Location: Romaldkirk, Teesdale

Food and Drink
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Dinner at SIX, BALTIC’s rooftop restaurant

Dinner at SIX, BALTIC’s rooftop restaurant

Enjoy British modern cuisine alongside breathtaking panoramic views of NewcastleGateshead’s spectacular quayside.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Eating out
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Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Black Swan

Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Black Swan

Treat yourselves at the Black Swan at Oldstead, near York, the only Michelin Star and 3AA pub in the North of England.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Eating out
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Excite your taste buds and stay the night at Oddfellows

Excite your taste buds and stay the night at Oddfellows

After a stroll around the beautiful city of Chester, head to Oddfellows for a delicious meal before crashing out in one of the iconic boutique bedrooms.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Eating out
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Revel in a Georgian romance at Bristol’s oldest market

Revel in a Georgian romance at Bristol’s oldest market

Stroll hand in hand through Georgian squares to discover Bristol’s buzzing St Nicholas market, with its quirky stalls and diverse street food.

Location: Bristol

Food markets
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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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Enjoy really high tea at the Spinnaker Tower

Enjoy really high tea at the Spinnaker Tower

Visit the Café in the Clouds for a high tea with a difference.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Enjoy the Ancient Baths by torch light

Enjoy the Ancient Baths by torch light

Ever wondered what the Romans really got up to in the Baths? Ask your private guide to elaborate on the experience of the Great Bath Roman style…

Location: Bath, Somerset

Picturesque places
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Discover a glamping oasis in the heart of Suffolk

Discover a glamping oasis in the heart of Suffolk

If the thought of camping conjures up images of screaming kids and collapsing tents, then relax, have a cup of tea and check out Suffolk’s Alde Garden.

Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk

Food and Drink
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Take afternoon tea 20s style and enjoy timeless views

Take afternoon tea 20s style and enjoy timeless views

Sat high on a cliff overlooking the stunning North Devon coast, the art deco Saunton Sands Hotel is a wonderful spot to take afternoon tea.

Location: Saunton, Devon

Coastal towns
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Add sparkle to a romantic break in Brighton and Hove

Add sparkle to a romantic break in Brighton and Hove

Spoil your loved one with a glass of English sparkling wine and breath-taking sea views – whether over dinner or in your hotel room, it’s up to you!

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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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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Eat, drink, shop and play till late at Camp and Furness

Eat, drink, shop and play till late at Camp and Furness

Camp and Furness is all about fun: whether you want to play a game of Monopoly, go vintage shopping or sing-a-long with the music.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Activities
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Indulge in fresh food, straight from garden to plate

Indulge in fresh food, straight from garden to plate

After a long walk in the countryside, relax and enjoy dinner using the freshest local produce straight from The Pig’s kitchen garden.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Eating out
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Visit England’s only thatched brewery

Visit England’s only thatched brewery

Beer has been produced at Palmers Brewery for more than 200 years using ancient techniques.

Location: Bridport, Dorset

Breweries and distilleries
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Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

The award-winning Parkers Arms is an ideal place to pause for a pint of good local ale or sample some of the best food found in Lancashire’s countryside.

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Enjoy the best of the West Country's culinary fare

Enjoy the best of the West Country's culinary fare

As if the Cotswolds weren't enough of a treat, get a taste for the local and refined at this gourmand's delight.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Food and Drink
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Take in the spectacular view at the Ferry Boat pub

Take in the spectacular view at the Ferry Boat pub

This little pink pub on the River Dart is a friendly spot to sup on your pint and watch the world go by.

Location: Dittisham, Devon

Picturesque places

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