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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Tour the 18th century Walled Gardens at the Apley Estate

Tour the 18th century Walled Gardens at the Apley Estate

Take a guided tour of the Walled Gardens on the Apley Estate, sample its produce at The Creamery Café or buy your own from Apley Farm Shop.

Location: Apley, Shropshire

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Share your lunch with ghosts at St Mary's Guildhall

Share your lunch with ghosts at St Mary's Guildhall

In Godiva's Café located in St Mary's Guildhall, you’ll be sharing your table with ghosts from several centuries of Coventry's history.

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

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Learn the art of chocolate making at Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier

Learn the art of chocolate making at Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier

Chocolate lovers should make a beeline for the leafy north Manchester suburb of Whitefield, where they’ll find John Slattery’s Patisser and Chocolatier.

Location: Whitefield, Greater Manchester

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Sample local delights at the Melton Mowbray Food Festival

Sample local delights at the Melton Mowbray Food Festival

The East Midlands Food Festival in Melton Mowbray is one of the largest regional food festivals in the country. 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the festival and as always, visitors will enjoy a huge selection of edible delights from some of the country’s finest producers, many from the East Midlands.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Cooking with game at Foodworks Cookery School

Cooking with game at Foodworks Cookery School

Learn the art of cooking with game and other seasonal produce at Foodworks Cookery School near Cheltenham, with an overnight stay in a country pub.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Enjoy a taste of Grasmere Gingerbread

Enjoy a taste of Grasmere Gingerbread

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

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

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Get a real taste of Durham this autumn

Get a real taste of Durham this autumn

Eateries across Durham are celebrating the very best in local produce this October, as Taste Durham month returns to make dining out even more of a treat.

Location: Durham

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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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Savour the taste of fish and chips from Colmans

Savour the taste of fish and chips from Colmans

Colmans has been tantalising taste buds at their award-winning seaside fish and chip restaurant for over 100 years.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

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Enjoy the very best local produce Broadstairs Food Festival

Enjoy the very best local produce Broadstairs Food Festival

Fresh, local, award-winning produce, live demonstrations and more in October. Simply delicious.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

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Pubs, beer and Robin: Drink in Nottingham's brewing heritage

Pubs, beer and Robin: Drink in Nottingham's brewing heritage

Explore the rich beer and brewing offer in Nottingham, from historic pubs to modern craft beers, and a brewery tour guided by Robin Hood himself.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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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 on Saturday 13 October, and celebrate one of the UK’s most distinctive foods.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Enjoy a taste of Lincolnshire in Lincoln’s Castle Square

Enjoy a taste of Lincolnshire in Lincoln’s Castle Square

Meet local food producers, try something new and take home a taste of Lincolnshire at the Farmers’ Market in Lincoln's historic Castle Square.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Tavistock Farmers' Market

Tavistock Farmers' Market

Food is serious business in Tavistock: on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the central Bedford Square jumps into life.

Location: Tavistock, Devon

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Uncover gourmet delights with wild foraging

Uncover gourmet delights with wild foraging

Learn how to find, identify and prepare the wild plants and produce that Northumberland has to offer with a foraging workshop or walk.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

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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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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

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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

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Visit Yorkshire’s food capital this autumn

Visit Yorkshire’s food capital this autumn

Visit Malton’s hub of artisan food production for a tasty treat of some of Yorkshire’s finest and freshest autumnal flavours.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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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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