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.
Cycling and cider makes for a great combination in Herefordshire.
Location: Ledbury, Herefordshire
Explore the vineyard and sample the wine and beer produced in this truly independent brewery in Oxfordshire.
Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Craster is the acclaimed home of the kipper – a breakfast favourite of the Queen. But there’s more to Craster than fishy tales.
Location: Craster, Northumberland
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
Enjoy fine dining, traditional pubs and a long history of oyster fishing in Emsworth, near Portsmouth.
Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
Discover the Lancashire Cheese Trail, and watch cheese being made at Dewlay Cheese.
Location: Garstang, Lancashire
The most energy-efficient distillery in the UK, producing high quality vodka, gin, whisky and more from grin to glass.
Location: Southwold, Suffolk
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
Savour the delights of ice cream straight from the farm, in the pretty rural Nottinghamshire countryside.
Location: Southwell, 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
Integrity, great flavour and nutritional value is what's on offer at Thornby Moor Cheese Dairy.
Location: Thursby, Cumbria
There may be a plethora of pasty shops in the country but there's only one place where you can get the authentic pasty experience; Cornwall.
Location: Redruth, Cornwall
One of the biggest events in Kent’s calendar, the annual oyster festival in trendy Whitstable is far more than a foodie’s fiesta.
Location: Whitstable, Kent
Stock up on one of the Lake District’s most famous exports: Grasmere Gingerbread.
Location: Ambleside, Cumbria
Tuck into a delicious experience in Bakewell, home of the world-famous Pudding...
Location: Bakewell, Derbyshire
Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries... time to get picking and fill those baskets at Parkside Farm.
Location: Enfield, London
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
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