Foodie breaks in spring

Places to eat in spring

From tender lamb to salty samphire, buttery new potatoes to tangy rhubarb, Nature’s larder is abundant during spring. And with England’s best restaurants and breweries scattered all over the country, you don’t have to search far and wide for good food. Sample locally prized dishes, like Derbyshire’s famous Bakewell pudding, or watch fresh, seasonal produce get given the gourmet treatment. Fancy donning a chef’s hat for a day? Hone your skills on a professionally led cookery course or, if you’re feeling brave, whip up a tasty lunch in a Michelin-starred restaurant for a MasterChef experience but without the stress.

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Meet the independents at Bristol’s cool new Cargo development

Meet the independents at Bristol’s cool new Cargo development

Head to Wapping Wharf on Bristol’s Harbourside to explore a hip new hub of independent traders.

Location: Bristol

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Unique foodie treats in NewcastleGateshead

Unique foodie treats in NewcastleGateshead

Quirky and delicious food awaits you on every corner, so explore the best restaurants NewscastleGateshead has to offer.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Try a Tipple at Plymouth Gin Distillery

Try a Tipple at Plymouth Gin Distillery

Tour the Distillery and see how Plymouth's unique smooth gin is made first hand in the oldest working distillery in England.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Take a trip to Bristol's Old City & the St Nicholas Markets

Take a trip to Bristol's Old City & the St Nicholas Markets

Stroll hand in hand through Georgian squares to discover Bristol’s buzzing St Nicholas market, with its quirky stalls and diverse street food.

Location: Bristol

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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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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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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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Experience the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Experience the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink caters to over 20,000 people, allowing them to eat, drink and celebrate the South West’s best.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Drink your way around Sussex with Fizz on Foot

Drink your way around Sussex with Fizz on Foot

Taste the best of Sussex with a bespoke village tour, visiting award-winning vineyards and sampling sparkling wines.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Fill your belly on a gourmet break in Bakewell

Fill your belly on a gourmet break in Bakewell

Enjoy a delicious culinary experience in Bakewell, home of the world-famous Pudding, and hone your hands-on skills on a specialist cookery course.

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Treat yourself at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival

Treat yourself at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival

It’s a case of food, glorious food at Brighton & Hove’s Food & Drink Festival but don’t miss out on the chance to learn about local produce too.

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

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Enjoy the ultimate foodie day out at Chichester’s Food & Folk Festival

Enjoy the ultimate foodie day out at Chichester’s Food & Folk Festival

Come along for cookery classes, demonstrations, traditional folk music, dancing and storytelling.

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

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Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

Discover Brighton and Hove’s fresh and exciting foodie scene

In recent years restaurants in Brighton & Hove have proved that the city has a lot more to offer gastronomes than just fish ‘n’ chips.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Enjoy a fantastic Lancashire taste experience

Enjoy a fantastic Lancashire taste experience

The award-winning Cartford Inn is an ideal place to pause and sample some of the best food found in Lancashire’s countryside.

Location: Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire

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Fill your belly at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Fill your belly at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Sample the best of Liverpool’s thriving food and drink scene at this weekend of gastronomic delights.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Dine like Lords and Ladies at Langley Castle

Dine like Lords and Ladies at Langley Castle

For those with a taste for the finer things in life, Langley Castle Hotel near the historic market town of Hexham is the ideal gastro getaway.

Location: Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland

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Stuff yourself silly on Nottingham’s finest cooking and produce

Stuff yourself silly on Nottingham’s finest cooking and produce

Tempt your taste buds with Michelin-starred fine dining, delis brimming with local produce and a heritage tour of some of the city’s best pubs.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Enjoy Yorkshire’s best seasonal foods – from forest floor to plate

Enjoy Yorkshire’s best seasonal foods – from forest floor to plate

The Michelin-starred food at Harome’s Star Inn is not the only reason to make a foodie trip to the pretty North York Moors’ village.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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Discover a hidden gin distillery in the heart of the City

Discover a hidden gin distillery in the heart of the City

Explore the art and science of gin making at the City of London Distillery.

Location: London

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Visit Bath’s best bars on a cocktail trail

Visit Bath’s best bars on a cocktail trail

If your favourite tipple is a cocktail, you won’t want to miss sampling the best in these stylish bars.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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