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.

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Enter a real life chocolate factory at Cadbury World

Enter a real life chocolate factory at Cadbury World

The next best thing to visiting the fictional Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is the real thing at Cadbury World.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Scoff some fish 'n' chips in Aldeburgh

Scoff some fish 'n' chips in Aldeburgh

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

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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Tuck into enjoy fresh seafood on the River Exe Café

Tuck into enjoy fresh seafood on the River Exe Café

Take a water taxi to the River Exe Café, located on a floating pontoon on the Exe Estuary, and sample freshly caught fish dishes.

Location: Exmouth, Devon

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From garden fork to dinner fork

From garden fork to dinner fork

Eckington Manor in Worcestershire has a state-of-the-art cookery school, teaching you the art of cooking and preparing tasty, locally sourced food.

Location: Pershore, Worcestershire

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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

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Take a culinary journey using Yorkshire’s local produce

Take a culinary journey using Yorkshire’s local produce

Keeping it local is the theme of the 'Yorkshire Born and Bred' cookery course held monthly at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery school.

Location: Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Lincoln’s unique city-centre waterfront is the ideal base for a vibrant, exciting weekend city break.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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An award-winning experience at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

An award-winning experience at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

Modelled on New York’s fashionable Meatpacking District, enjoy the atmosphere and décor of a bygone age on the marina in Hull.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Get a taste of the Yorkshire Wolds

Get a taste of the Yorkshire Wolds

Sample artisan baking, pies, pickles and jams, golden Wold oil and award-winning ales at one of the many food festivals in the area.

Location: East Riding of Yorkshire

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A warm welcome awaits weary travellers at the Victoria Inn

A warm welcome awaits weary travellers at the Victoria Inn

Reward yourself after a bracing walk along the coast with a pint in one of Cornwall’s oldest watering holes.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

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Enjoy a slice of authentic Yorkshire countryside

Enjoy a slice of authentic Yorkshire countryside

Visit Penistone, the highest market town in the county. As well as being pretty to look at, there’s plenty to do and delicious food and ales to try.

Location: Penistone, South Yorkshire

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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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Go gaga for Galas and Cox’s in the South Downs

Go gaga for Galas and Cox’s in the South Downs

Celebrate everything that’s great English apples this autumn with tastings, cider making and apple trails in the South Downs.

Location: Alton, Hampshire

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Learn about Hull’s historic pubs on the Hull Ale Trail

Learn about Hull’s historic pubs on the Hull Ale Trail

Venture into Hull’s Old Town amidst cobbled alleyways and staithes and join Hull’s Ale Trail.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

If you’re a cheese connoisseur then a trip to Colston Bassett is a must when you are in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire

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Escape the city this winter

Escape the city this winter

Greater Manchester has so much to offer this winter, from a relaxing stay at the Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel to brisk walks across Piethorne Valley.

Location: Manchester

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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

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Distill your own Gin at 45 Gin School

Distill your own Gin at 45 Gin School

Have you ever wondered what goes into making the gin in your favourite G&T drink or cocktail?

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Hone your skills at The Farm Cookery School

Hone your skills at The Farm Cookery School

Learn top tips, perfect party food and much more at this rural cooking school in the Wiltshire countryside.

Location: Bromham, Wiltshire

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Enjoy real country cuisine in a quintessential village pub

Enjoy real country cuisine in a quintessential village pub

With locally sourced produce on the menu and a great selection of wines and real ales behind the bar it’s time to book a table at the Taverners Inn.

Location: Godshill, Isle of Wight

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