Regional specialities

From the rich, savoury Cornish pasties eaten by tin miners to the raisin-filled, sugar-speckled Eccles cake of Manchester banned by Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century for tasting so indecently good, traditional English food has a delicious history. Local producers take pride in their regional specialities, using recipes passed down through the years and only the very best ingredients. Get comfy in the inviting teashops of Derbyshire for a slice of jammy Bakewell tart, buy a Melton Mowbray pork pie for a picnic on a perfect Leicestershire day, or book a table at a city’s smart gastropub to enjoy an enormous Sunday roast lunch.

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Tuck into artisan baked goods at the Pump Street Bakery

Tuck into artisan baked goods at the Pump Street Bakery

Visit Orford’s award-winning bakery and indulge in homemade breads, perfect pastries and handmade chocolate.

Location: Orford, Suffolk

Regional specialities
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Have fun at Dorset's unusual Knobs, nettle and chilli events

Have fun at Dorset's unusual Knobs, nettle and chilli events

Dorset's entertaining food events celebrate some strange traditions! From Nettle Eating and Knob throwing to Dorset's own 'Chilli Fiesta'.

Location: Dorset

Coastal towns
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Sample locally grown food at Vallum

Sample locally grown food at Vallum

Enjoy a trip to Vallum - the artisan gateway to Hadrian's Wall with locally food grown by Northumbrian neighbours.

Location: Corbridge, Northumberland

Regional specialities
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Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries... time to get picking and fill those baskets at Parkside Farm.

Location: Enfield, London

Low cost
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Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Spend a weekend at The Hollies Farm Shop where you can shop, eat and sleep.

Location: Little Budworth, Cheshire

Regional specialities
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Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Climb aboard a family boat and learn how to catch, clean and cook mackerel on the beach with Real Staithes.

Location: Staithes, Yorkshire

National Parks
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Tour Brixham fish market

Tour Brixham fish market

An early morning visit to Brixham's fish market is the most authentic way to experience coastal life in the southwest.

Location: Brixham, Devon

Coastal towns
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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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Enjoy unique food experiences at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

Enjoy unique food experiences at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

A dining experience with a difference, 1884 takes diners on a journey.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Eating out
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Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

As well as a legendary pork pie, they also have sausages, chutney... the lot.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Regional specialities
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Sample a proper Cornish Pasty

Sample a proper Cornish Pasty

There may be a plethora of pasty shops in the country but there’s only one place in the world where you can get the authentic pasty experience and that’s Cornwall.

Location: Redruth, Cornwall

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Oysters in Whitstable

Oysters in Whitstable

The chic and compact town of Whitstable is one of England’s coolest seaside hangouts and its oysters are to die for.

Location: Whitstable, Kent

Coastal towns
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Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Discover the market town of Melton Mowbray, close to the Vale of Belvoir, which translated means ‘beautiful view’.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Food markets
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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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Fish N chips in Aldeburgh

Fish N chips in Aldeburgh

Crisp golden batter, flaky white fish and fresh chunky chips doused in salt and vinegar.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Low cost
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Slattery's Chocolate Courses

Slattery's Chocolate Courses

One of the most confusing things about Manchester for first-time visitors to the city is the huge number of satellite towns that help to give the wider city its unique flavour.

Location: Greater Manchester

Regional specialities
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Experience a celebration of Dorset seafood

Experience a celebration of Dorset seafood

Celebrate Dorset’s finest seafood, with cooking demonstrations and tasting opportunities. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Location: Weymouth & Portland, Dorset

Coast
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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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Taste Grasmere Gingerbread

Taste Grasmere Gingerbread

Stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

National Parks

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