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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Delicious pub grub at the cosy Pheasant Inn

Delicious pub grub at the cosy Pheasant Inn

Spend a leisurely afternoon tucked away in a peaceful corner of rural Cheshire. Enjoy a cosy meal in front of the fire and admire the stunning views.

Location: Tattenhall, Cheshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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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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Embrace the pop-up dining trend at Trinity Kitchen

Embrace the pop-up dining trend at Trinity Kitchen

Take your pick from a mix of vibrant restaurants and street food vans all under one roof.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Food markets
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Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Enjoy chic seaside life at ‘the Inn on the beach’ and a warm welcome at boutique hotel The Cary Arms in Babbacombe.

Location: Babbacombe, Devon

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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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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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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Taste Lincolnshire’s best export at the Sausage Festival

Taste Lincolnshire’s best export at the Sausage Festival

Eat your way around this flavoursome festival, celebrating one of the UK’s most distinctive foods.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Budget
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Enjoy a gourmet taste of Leicestershire

Enjoy a gourmet taste of Leicestershire

Literally meaning ‘beautiful view’, the Vale of Belvoir and Melton Mowbray offer the perfect romantic or countryside getaway for foodies.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Regional specialities
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Delve into the brewing process at Robinsons Brewery

Delve into the brewing process at Robinsons Brewery

At the Robinsons Brewery Visitor Centre, you can explore the beer-making journey; meeting Old Tom, Unicorn and a Dizzy Blonde along the way.

Location: Stockport, Cheshire

Breweries and distilleries
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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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Get your head in the clouds

Get your head in the clouds

Calling all cumulo-lovers: Lincolnshire is home to the world’s first ‘Official Cloudspotting Area’.

Location: Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire

Unique Experiences
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Enjoy a Sunday lunch on the Severn Valley Railway

Enjoy a Sunday lunch on the Severn Valley Railway

Setting off from Kidderminster, dine in style on a steam-hauled restaurant car train, along 16 miles of Shropshire’s beautiful Severn Valley.

Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Learn how to cook healthy, sustainable food at Birmingham’s newest food school.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Cookery courses
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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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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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Feel the thrill of the grill at Weber Grill Academy

Feel the thrill of the grill at Weber Grill Academy

Have you made Sunday roast or cooked the Christmas turkey outside on the BBQ? No? You've never lived, according to Oxfordshire's Weber Grill Academy.

Location: Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire

Food and Drink
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Discover the recipe for love at Tideswell School of Food

Discover the recipe for love at Tideswell School of Food

Stoke up the fires of love, and share your passion for food on a cookery course at Tideswell School of Food.

Location: Tideswell, Derbyshire

Cookery courses
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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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In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell

England's smallest pub comes with a few surprises.

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Food and Drink
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 Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

The first written record of a market in Norwich is in the 1086 Domesday Book - that’s quite a history of wheeling and dealing.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Historic sites and icons

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