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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Man pouring latte at the London Coffee Festival.

Get a fix at the London Coffee Festival

Master your latte art and sample some of the best small batch and specialist coffee at the city’s annual Coffee Festival in March.

Location: Brick Lane, London


Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival

Don’t miss this exciting literature event, a festival of words and ideas, set by the lake surrounded by the Lake District fells.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria


Spread the joy at the World’s Original Marmalade Festival

Unleash your inner Paddington Bear on a visit to the World’s Original Marmalade Festival, which will be held on the historic Dalemain estate in Penrith.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria


Watch a kick about like no other in Derbyshire

Witness a 16-hour football match in the streets of Ashbourne, an eccentric sporting event that’s been played since the 17th century.

Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Man visiting the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project.

Tuck into the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project

What better way to celebrate St Piran’s Day, the National Day of Cornwall, than by chomping on a pasty or two at one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions.

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall


Experience York's Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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