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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Shower your loved one with romance at Byron's Brasserie

Shower your loved one with romance at Byron's Brasserie

Wine and dine your loved one at the ancestral home of Lord Byron, with a classy meal at Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall, near Nottingham.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Enjoy michelin-starred dining at Casamia

Enjoy michelin-starred dining at Casamia

Splash out on a romantic Michelin-starred meal with wonderful waterfront views.

Location: Bristol

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Bring out your inner Mary Berry at Catton Hall

Bring out your inner Mary Berry at Catton Hall

Catton Hall is an inspirational place to hone your cooking and baking skills and expand your repertoire.

Location: Catton, Derbyshire

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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 like a local at Kirkgate Market

Eat like a local at Kirkgate Market

This traditional covered market is one of the biggest in Europe with fresh food stalls that will get your taste buds tingling.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire

Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire

From fabulous stained-glass windows in his father’s church to sumptuous Mad Hatter’s tea parties, delight in Cheshire’s Carroll connections.

Location: Daresbury, Cheshire

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Stay in the Spooky Wookey Hole Hotel

Stay in the Spooky Wookey Hole Hotel

A 58 bedroom Hotel located in the heart of the rolling Mendip Hills that is perfectly placed to get you to all the attractions with ease.

Location: Wells, Somerset

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Beer tasting with the Britain's oldest brewer

Beer tasting with the Britain's oldest brewer

Celebrate one of Kent's finest exports - the humble hop - with a beery-break in Faversham in Kent.

Location: Faversham, Kent

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Take a tasty farm food trail through the Tyne Valley

Take a tasty farm food trail through the Tyne Valley

Thanks to southwest Northumberland’s rich agricultural history, the Tyne Valley has an abundance of farm produce waiting to be sampled and enjoyed.

Location: Tyne Valley, Northumberland

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Experience a revival of Cotswolds’ culinary traditions

Experience a revival of Cotswolds’ culinary traditions

Perfect your culinary skills at Thyme at Southrop’s cookery school, then explore some of the Cotswolds’ best restaurants in Bibury and Nailsworth.

Location: Southrop, Gloucestershire

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Enjoy a meal within the trees at Alnwick Tree House

Enjoy a meal within the trees at Alnwick Tree House

Enjoy a unique dining experience at a restaurant with a difference and traditional Northumbrian tunes.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

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Ready, set and bake with Bertinet!

Ready, set and bake with Bertinet!

Get your hands covered in flour whilst learning all the tricks of the trade with French master baker Richard Bertinet at his cookery school in Bath.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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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

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Enjoy a drink in Britain’s smallest pub

Enjoy a drink in Britain’s smallest pub

This little pub has a bar that measures just 15ft by 7ft, and has been serving beer to rammed customers since 1867.

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Roam among the apples at Ampleforth

Roam among the apples at Ampleforth

Ampleforth Abbey, in picturesque Ampleforth village, grows 40 apple varieties in its historic orchards, including some of England's best natives.

Location: Ampleforth, North Yorkshire

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Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Tuck into a variety of scrumptious food in Derby

Savour delicious homemade food with scrummy local Derby Pyclets, deli delights and top-notch restaurants, cafés, pubs.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Meet the people behind the pints at Marston’s

Find the only beer still traditionally crafted in oak casks by the last remaining brewer in town, on the fringes of England’s National Forest.

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

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Enjoy a foodie break at Fishmore Hall's Hotel

Enjoy a foodie break at Fishmore Hall's Hotel

Fishmore Hall is a privately-owned boutique country house hotel that is loved by foodies, and has unrivalled views over stunning Shropshire countryside.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

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Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

Visit the oldest working gin distillery in England.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Graze, relax and learn at The Wellbeing Farm

Graze, relax and learn at The Wellbeing Farm

A family-owned farm in Lancashire where the emphasis is on wellbeing – from the cookery school to the award-winning butchers to lifestyle courses and llama trekking experiences

Location: Edgworth, Lancashire

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