Food and drink

Food and drink in England

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 and drink in England.

Food and drink in England

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 and drink in England.

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Try 'Wolf Pie' on a tasty food trail in the Durham Dales

Try 'Wolf Pie' on a tasty food trail in the Durham Dales

Make The Moody Baker in Barnard Castle your first pit stop as you set off on a food trail through the breathtaking countryside of the Durham Dales.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

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Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Luxury and fizz, at the top an icon of Birmingham's exciting modernity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Artisan art, Craft and Food for a picnic

Artisan art, Craft and Food for a picnic

See artists working in the Forest of Dean then visit a farmers market to pick up gourmet delights to satisfy the hungriest of tums.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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Enjoy beer and cycling at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

Enjoy beer and cycling at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

There are hundreds of beers, ales and ciders to test out as you watch the cyclists whizz by at the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Enjoy hearty Yorkshire winter warmers to keep out the chill

Enjoy hearty Yorkshire winter warmers to keep out the chill

Eat, drink and be cosy this winter by tucking into some crisply battered, succulent fish and chips sprinkled with sea salt – perfect way to warm up after a bracing walk.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Cook, dine and sleep in luxury at Swinton Park

Cook, dine and sleep in luxury at Swinton Park

Treat yourself to an indulgent stay at Swinton Park, a luxury castle hotel with a stylish onsite cookery school in the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

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See how real ale is made in York

See how real ale is made in York

Visit York Brewery the only traditional working brewery with the first real ales from for over 40 years.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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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

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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

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Catch the sunset at The White Horse on Brancaster Staithe

Catch the sunset at The White Horse on Brancaster Staithe

Stop for a fresh seafood lunch overlooking the tidal saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast.

Location: Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

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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

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Give your taste buds a treat at the Furleigh Estate vineyard

Give your taste buds a treat at the Furleigh Estate vineyard

Explore the peace and tranquillity of the Furleigh Estate vineyard, before getting down to the real business of testing out the wines for yourself.

Location: Bridport, Dorset

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Sample awarding winning nosh on the Kent coast

Sample awarding winning nosh on the Kent coast

Food glorious food. Stop that tummy rumbling with hunger with a visit to the culinary coast, filled with places to eat and drink.

Location: Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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Brew your own beer at the School of Artisan Food

Brew your own beer at the School of Artisan Food

Learn to brew the perfect pint at the School of Artisan Food.

Location: Welbeck, Nottinghamshire

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Dine at The Oldest Fish & Chip Shop in the World

Dine at The Oldest Fish & Chip Shop in the World

This quaint fish and chip shop has been serving up England’s favourite dish since 1865.

Location: Leeds, Yeadon, West Yorkshire

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Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Celebrate the Cornish fishing community’s hard work and delicious produce at the Newlyn Fish Festival.

Location: Newlyn, Cornwall

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Forage for a feast with Vale House Kitchen

Forage for a feast with Vale House Kitchen

Gather wild food from the forest floor in the quaint village of Timsbury near Bath on one of Vale House Kitchen’s wild food cookery courses with a difference.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Take a taste of Norwich back home with you

Norwich’s compact creative quarter is packed with foodie delights, from fine dining restaurants to asparagus and Colman’s Mustard.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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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

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Get a taste for elegance at Mark Poynton's celebrated spot

Get a taste for elegance at Mark Poynton's celebrated spot

Alimentum is firmly in the stratosphere of England's dining elite. But its prices show its feet are firmly on the ground.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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