From the rich, savoury Cornish pasties eaten by tin miners to the raisin-filled, sugar-speckled Eccles cake of Manchester banned by Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century for tasting so indecently good, traditional English food has a delicious history. Local producers take pride in their regional specialities, using recipes passed down through the years and only the very best ingredients.
Get comfy in the inviting teashops of Derbyshire for a slice of jammy Bakewell tart, buy a Melton Mowbray pork pie for a picnic on a perfect Leicestershire day, or book a table at a city’s smart gastropub to enjoy an enormous Sunday roast lunch.
Explore the vineyard and sample the wine and beer produced in this truly independent brewery in Oxfordshire.
Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
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
Discover the market town of Melton Mowbray, close to the Vale of Belvoir, which translated means ‘beautiful view’.
Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Cider anyone? Head to Deanhouse Farm, nestled in the Holme Valley and enjoy a sup or two of local, artisan cider producer, Rob North’s passion.
Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
If you’re a cheese connoisseur then a trip to Colston Bassett is a must when you are in Nottinghamshire.
Location: Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire
Visit Viviers Fish Market located in the picturesque Camber Dock fishing marina and try some of the freshest seafood on the south coast.
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
With its fine selection of beer and cider stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for drink connoisseurs.
Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Join Riverside Cottage mushroom expert John Wright as you forage in Devon’s woodland fields to identify, gather responsibly and cook some wild fungi.
Location: Axminster, Devon
Overlooking Scarborough’s harbour, this spacious restaurant serves the very best seafood dishes and the finest fish and chips on the seafront.
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire