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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Soak up Bristolian life at Casamia

Soak up Bristolian life at Casamia

From early 2016, one of the most beautiful, vibrant parts of the city, Bristol’s Harbourside, will be home to Michelin-starred restaurant, Casamia.

Location: Bristol

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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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Sample local craft beers brewed in Henry VIII's Southsea Castle

Sample local craft beers brewed in Henry VIII's Southsea Castle

Discover the taste of Southsea Brewing Co., brewed in Southsea Castle's micro-brewery.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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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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Enjoy street food beside the river in Exeter

Enjoy street food beside the river in Exeter

Choose from an impressive line-up of different cuisines at this regular night market, set against the stunning backdrop of Exeter's historic quayside.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Try new luxury foodie days out in the Cotswolds

Try new luxury foodie days out in the Cotswolds

Explore foodie town Cheltenham and the beautiful Cotswolds on three new private food tours.

Location: Cheltenham & The Cotswolds

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Treat yourself on a shopping break in Salisbury

Treat yourself on a shopping break in Salisbury

Enjoy a city break in Salisbury and shop in the city’s historic Market Place, with regular weekly markets, farmers markets and themed markets.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

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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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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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Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Home to a number of award-winning breweries, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to discover what goes into the quintessentially English pint.

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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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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Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Pick up your knife and fork in Sheffield’s Kelham Island

Take a new twist on ‘Made in Sheffield’ and you’ll see why cutlery still has such an important place in Sheffield’s heart.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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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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Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Be wined, dined and entertained at this decadent 1920s themed Italian restaurant and cocktail bar.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

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Sample the best of Dartmoor's local food and drink

Sample the best of Dartmoor's local food and drink

Enjoy a taste of Dartmoor National Park, home to some of the best local produce in England.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

At the elegant Simpsons restaurant you’ll do more than enjoy a tranquil lunch. You’ll be swapping places with the chef and making the food yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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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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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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Experience seafood heaven in South Devon

Experience seafood heaven in South Devon

Tuck into delicious seafood on a foodie break in Salcombe, known for its picture-perfect estuary and golden sand beaches.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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