Foodie breaks in autumn

Foodie breaks in autumn

Autumn is the season to indulge in hearty comfort food that will warm the soul as the temperature drops, so fill your baskets to the brim with homemade chutneys and freshly baked pies from local food markets and forage for vegetables to add to tonight’s supper. Sample Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, artisan cheeses, gourmet British game and locally-brewed ales at the Melton Food and Drink Festival in Leicestershire; develop your culinary skills within a beautiful barn conversion at Brompton Cookery School in Shropshire and head to the South East’s biggest beer festival to sample local ciders, ales, wines and international beers by the sea at the Eastbourne Beer Festival.

Foodie breaks in autumn

Foodie breaks in autumn

Autumn is the season to indulge in hearty comfort food that will warm the soul as the temperature drops, so fill your baskets to the brim with homemade chutneys and freshly baked pies from local food markets and forage for vegetables to add to tonight’s supper. Sample Melton Mowbray Pork Pies, artisan cheeses, gourmet British game and locally-brewed ales at the Melton Food and Drink Festival in Leicestershire; develop your culinary skills within a beautiful barn conversion at Brompton Cookery School in Shropshire and head to the South East’s biggest beer festival to sample local ciders, ales, wines and international beers by the sea at the Eastbourne Beer Festival.

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Sample an afternoon tea with a difference at Hotel Gotham

Sample an afternoon tea with a difference at Hotel Gotham

The beautiful Hotel Gotham is situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre, housed in a grand Art Deco building, formerly a Midland Bank.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Learn culinary skills at Bristol's Bordeaux Quay Cookery School

Learn culinary skills at Bristol's Bordeaux Quay Cookery School

Call upon your inner foodie to perfect your cooking skills in Bristol.

Location: Bristol

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Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Feeling hungry? Eat and drink your way around one of the UK’s biggest food festivals.

Location: Oxford South Parks, Oxfordshire

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Bon appétit at Hertford Food and Drink Festival

Bon appétit at Hertford Food and Drink Festival

If you’re a ‘foodie’, then Hertford is the place to be as the town centre will be bursting with various food and drink activities.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Get in the spirit with Bristol Cocktail Week

Get in the spirit with Bristol Cocktail Week

Enjoy a tasty tipple from Bristol’s finest mixologists, become a cocktail-master and party the night away at the city’s week-long cocktail event.

Location: Bristol

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Take in the views and afternoon tea in Wiltshire

Take in the views and afternoon tea in Wiltshire

Build up an appetite with a walk through the picturesque Vale of Wardour before stopping for tea and a spot of cake in the pretty village of Tisbury.

Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire

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Sample some amber nectar this autumn in Derby

Sample some amber nectar this autumn in Derby

Take a guided mini-bus tour with Real Ale Derby and get a real flavour of Derby’s well-deserved reputation for cask ale excellence and welcoming pubs.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Forage for fungi in Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Forage for fungi in Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Plunge the depths of the Sherwood Forest and discover penny bun mushrooms and oyster fungus at their best.

Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

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Sup on local ales in one of Norfolk best breweries

Sup on local ales in one of Norfolk best breweries

Join a tour of Woodforde’s Brewery on the edges of The Broads and discover the local ingredients that make Woodforde’s beer taste so great.

Location: Norwich, 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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Master your bread-making skills at Blackfriars Restaurant

Master your bread-making skills at Blackfriars Restaurant

Visit England’s oldest dining room in Newcastle and leave with some expert cooking skills from a master baker.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy fresh, local produce on The Vale Trail

Enjoy fresh, local produce on The Vale Trail

Have a unique horticultural experience in one of England's most fertile lands. Sample fresh produce from local food and drink producers.

Location: Evesham, Worcestershire

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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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See food… and eat it at Amble’s Seafood Centre

See food… and eat it at Amble’s Seafood Centre

Experience the true taste of the Northumberland Coast by sampling some of the finest and freshest deep sea delights at The Seafood Centre.

Location: Amble, Northumberland

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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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Tickle your tastebuds on a Scilly-style foodie break

Tickle your tastebuds on a Scilly-style foodie break

Food is an island passion, freshly caught lobsters, island reared beef, local ice cream & delicious tatty cake - come & get your tastebuds tingling!

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Take a tour of England's wine country

Take a tour of England's wine country

Sample some of the best wine, cider and juices in the country in Kent.

Location: Tenterden, Kent

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Immerse yourself in West Country farm life

Immerse yourself in West Country farm life

Take a farm and food tour to discover North Devon’s best local produce and experience life on a working farm in Exmoor.

Location: Porlock, Somerset

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Sample some fantastic seafood at the Newquay Fish Festival

Sample some fantastic seafood at the Newquay Fish Festival

Feast upon the edible delights that swim Cornwall’s waters as local chefs cook up a treat, right before your eyes, at the Newquay Fish Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

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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

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