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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Sample Michelin star cuisine at Sat Bains Restaurant

Sample Michelin star cuisine at Sat Bains Restaurant

Wine and dine the night away in Nottinghamshire with Michelin star cuisine at Sat Bains Restaurant, for a dining experience to savour.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Eating out
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Taste Tudor fare at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Taste Tudor fare at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, home to over 50 historic building exhibits, demonstrates how barley and hops are transformed into ale and beer.

Location: Singleton, Nr Chichester, West Sussex

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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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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Take a trip to Ludlow Food Centre

Take a trip to Ludlow Food Centre

A farm shop like no other, Ludlow Food Centre is situated in Shropshire’s gastronomic capital of Ludlow.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

Regional specialities
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Have a taste of Colman’s Mustard Chocolate

Have a taste of Colman’s Mustard Chocolate

With its instantly recognisable canary yellow and fiery red branding Colman’s Mustard has graced many a dinner table around the world for over 180 years.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Shopping and fashion
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Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Explore the London borough of Richmond upon Thames and stay the night in a beautiful Georgian townhouse.

Location: London

Eating out
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Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

No experience required for this drinker's favourite: just an open mind and a willing palette.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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You don't have to like amazing English food, but it helps

You don't have to like amazing English food, but it helps

One woman's love affair with Cambridge cuisine has become one of the city's best attractions.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Activities
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A foodie break in the forest

A foodie break in the forest

Get a taste of the New Forest where locally produced and caught food takes pride of place on the menu.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Eating out
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Enjoy dinner and a show at Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

Enjoy dinner and a show at Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

Not many luxurious English hotels come complete with their own open-air theatre, but Kilworth House has always been a little bit special.

Location: Kilworth, Leicestershire

Performing arts
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Medieval Banquet in Nottingham

Medieval Banquet in Nottingham

The Villainous Sheriff presents...

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Dine at Birmingham’s Michelin-star restaurants

Dine at Birmingham’s Michelin-star restaurants

Birmingham’s food scene is quickly gaining international culinary recognition due to the city’s impressive collection of Michelin-star restaurants.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Eating out
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The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

Rather than sending a postcard, why not give your mates a true taste of what you did at the weekend, by posting them a pudding?

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

Budget
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Enjoy good food at Ludlow Food Festival

Enjoy good food at Ludlow Food Festival

Take one historic town, combine it with its food culture, mix in local chefs and producers and you get the Ludlow Food Festival.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

Food markets
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Share your lunch with ghosts at St Mary's Guildhall

Share your lunch with ghosts at St Mary's Guildhall

In Godiva's Café located in St Mary's Guildhall, you’ll be sharing your table with ghosts from several centuries of Coventry's history.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Enjoy the best of English luxury, amid the windswept coastline of bustling Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Wild garlic flowers are pretty little things to spot on a summer’s ramble in the Cotswolds, and make for a delicious addition to your salad bowl.

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Picturesque places
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Discover Yorkshire fayre and hospitality at the Shibden Mill Inn

Discover Yorkshire fayre and hospitality at the Shibden Mill Inn

Nestling in the fold of the picturesque Shibden Valley, near Halifax, discover fantastic food and sumptuous accommodation at this 17th century inn.

Location: Halifax, Yorkshire

Eating out
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Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

With its fine selection of food stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for foodies.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Festivals and carnivals

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