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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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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Calling all food lovers to Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival

Calling all food lovers to Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival

Holmfirth’s Food and Drink Festival in September is a jam-packed weekend with cookery demonstrations, food markets, live music and entertainment.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

September events
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Go to the oldest brewery in Shropshire

Go to the oldest brewery in Shropshire

Bishop’s Castle is home to the Three Tuns Brewery, the oldest brewery still in operation in the country.

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Baking courses down on the farm at Manor Farm Tea Shoppe

Baking courses down on the farm at Manor Farm Tea Shoppe

In the picturesque village of Bleasby in Nottinghamshire is Manor Farm, where you can enjoy a tranquil break whilst perfecting your baking skills.

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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Learn how to rustle up a Michelin Star meal

Learn how to rustle up a Michelin Star meal

Perfect your cookery skills with the recently opened Lucknam Park Cookery School

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

Cookery courses
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The Feathered Nest Country Inn

The Feathered Nest Country Inn

The Feathered Nest Country Inn is a 3 AA Rosette modern British country pub, restaurant and inn set in the picturesque village of Nether Westcote.

Location: Nether Westcote, Oxfordshire

Eating out
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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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Forage tasty mushrooms for your dinner at Fungi Foray

Forage tasty mushrooms for your dinner at Fungi Foray

Get an insight into the wonderful world of mushrooms, and find out what you can pick, and what you should avoid.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Forests and woodlands
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Make a date at the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Make a date at the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Come along to one of the biggest free food and drink events in Yorkshire. It’s a must-visit event for foodies.

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Learn cooking from an expert at Clockhouse Cafe and Tearoom

Learn cooking from an expert at Clockhouse Cafe and Tearoom

Whether you are a beginner or already an accomplished cook, there is no better place to hone your skills than the Clockhouse Cafe and Tearoom.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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Picnic at Lanhydrock

Picnic at Lanhydrock

Head to finest house in Cornwall for a relaxing picnic with magnificent panoramic views and 900 acres of parkland and woodland.

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall

Castles and Historic Properties
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Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Savour the delights of ice cream straight from the farm, in the pretty rural Nottinghamshire countryside.

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Regional specialities
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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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Fill up on pie, mash and music at Pie & Vinyl

Fill up on pie, mash and music at Pie & Vinyl

Pie and Vinyl combines the UK's favourite comfort food, ‘Pie & Mash’ with everyone's favourite food for the soul, music.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Eating out
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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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Dine at the Chef's table at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Dine at the Chef's table at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Experience an ultimate dining experience at the ‘Chef’s Table’. Create a menu and watch chefs at work through your own window.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Eating out
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Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park

This Tudor-style house was built in 1928 for shipping magnate Charles McIlwraith.

Location: Chagford, Devon

Picturesque places
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Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Calling all chocoholics: the UK’s only chocolate-themed hotel has 15 rooms, dedicated to all that is tasty and tantalising.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Unique Experiences
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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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Learn culinary skills at Vaughan's Kitchen Cookery School

Learn culinary skills at Vaughan's Kitchen Cookery School

From basic bread making through to patisserie master classes; practice your cookery skills with one of these workshops.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Cookery courses

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