Regional specialities

Traditional England food

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.

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Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Discover the market town of Melton Mowbray, close to the Vale of Belvoir, which translated means ‘beautiful view’.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Love cheese, love Cheshire

Love cheese, love Cheshire

Sample Cheshire’s signature food product at local cheese shops or splash out on a cheese and wine tasting evening.

Location: Nantwich, Cheshire

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Tickle your taste buds on the Lancashire Cheese Trail

Tickle your taste buds on the Lancashire Cheese Trail

Discover the Lancashire Cheese Trail, and watch cheese being made at Dewlay Cheese.

Location: Garstang, Lancashire

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Take a tasty farm food trail through the Tyne Valley

Take a tasty farm food trail through the Tyne Valley

Thanks to southwest Northumberland’s rich agricultural history, the Tyne Valley has an abundance of farm produce waiting to be sampled and enjoyed.

Location: Tyne Valley, Northumberland

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Drink up in the heavenly Bettys Tea Rooms

Drink up in the heavenly Bettys Tea Rooms

It’s time for tea in one of England’s most iconic teashops. Bettys has been serving high-class brews and dainty treats to the gentry ever since 1919.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North

Enjoy a tipple at Pure Cider North

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

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Get a True Taste of Derbyshire

Get a True Taste of Derbyshire

Tuck into a delicious experience in Bakewell, home of the world-famous Pudding...

Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire

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Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

Sample oysters at Portsmouth Fish Market

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

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Taste fresh seafood fished straight out of the harbour

Taste fresh seafood fished straight out of the harbour

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

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Explore Devon’s countryside on a mushroom foray

Explore Devon’s countryside on a mushroom foray

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

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Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

With its fine selection of food stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for foodies.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Taste your way around Lancashire

Taste your way around Lancashire

Your tastebuds will come alive in this food-loving county – sample fantastic produce and dishes (many royally approved) and enjoy a local ale.

Location: Ribble Valley, Lancashire

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Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire

Celebrate Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire

From fabulous stained-glass windows in his father’s church to sumptuous Mad Hatter’s tea parties, delight in Cheshire’s Carroll connections.

Location: Daresbury, Cheshire

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Enjoy local produce at Apley Farm Shop

Enjoy local produce at Apley Farm Shop

Enjoy great produce at Apley Farm Shop.

Location: Norton near Shifnal, Shropshire

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Join Bath's Food Revolution

Join Bath's Food Revolution

Discover first-hand Bath's uber trendy food and drink scene. Famed for warm hospitality and mouthwatering tastes, Bath is a food lover's dream.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Sample seasonal flavours with a taste of fine local cuisine

Sample seasonal flavours with a taste of fine local cuisine

In Rutland good food is a real passion and the county is widely regarded for its range of quality pubs and restaurants.

Location: Rutland

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See food… and eat it at Amble’s Seafood Centre

See food… and eat it at Amble’s Seafood Centre

Experience the true taste of the Northumberland Coast by sampling some of the finest and freshest deep sea delights at The Seafood Centre.

Location: Amble, Northumberland

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Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Savour the delights of ice cream straight from the farm, in the pretty rural Nottinghamshire countryside.

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

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Discover Whitby’s only traditional smokehouse

Discover Whitby’s only traditional smokehouse

Peep inside Whitby's famous Fortune’s Kippers smokehouse and awaken your senses to the flavours, tastes and smells of long ago.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

If you’re a cheese connoisseur then a trip to Colston Bassett is a must when you are in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire

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