Discover England’s Best Foodie Days Out and Tasting Experiences
Go on a specialist food tour of London, visit a regional gin distillery, taste artisan cheese on a farm, learn to cook with our finest chefs, treat yourself to Afternoon Tea in a beautiful garden, go to a food festival, cycle along a tasting trail, taste English sparkling wine on a vineyard tour or book into a gourmet B&B for the night.
Borough Market is a mecca for London’s food lovers and a destination for shopping, eating and drinking. Go for a stroll around the food stalls, tasting as you go or book on to a guided Borough Market food tour.
Tobacco Dock, London
Taste of Winter is a food festival with a difference. Attended by some of London’s top restaurants and chefs, it’s where you can taste signature dishes from each restaurant for a fraction of the cost of going out for a fancy meal. With a packed programme of events, workshops and chef demos, plus carefully curated artisan food stalls, it’s a popular place to meet up with friends and taste great food.
Take a stroll down Gin Lane at the Beefeater Distillery and Gin Museum in Stockwell, just south of the River Thames. Steeped in history, a few hours soaking up the Beefeater brand and its story is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon and enjoy a tipple. Perfect for a rainy day in London town.
Buy a London Pass for free entry to the Beefeater Distillery and over 80 top London attractions.
The seaside town of Whitstable really comes alive each summer for its annual Oyster Festival in July. It’s a key date for foodies in Britain who come to enjoy the town’s party atmosphere all in homage to the world famous Whitstable oyster.
Isle of Wight, Hampshire
The Isle of Wight Garlic Farm is one of the Island’s most popular attractions. It’s the UK’s largest grower due to the Island’s record hours of sunlight. Taste different garlic varieties, tour the farm and visit the Heritage Centre before dining in its popular restaurant.
Laverstock Mill, Hampshire
The Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery is located at the historic Laverstoke Mill on the banks of the River Test. It has opened its doors to gin-lovers offering them gin discovery experiences and tours in a stunning natural setting.
Take the Windsor Castle Kitchen Tour and you’ll be stepping into the oldest working kitchen in Britain. The castle’s Great Kitchen has been in constant use for over 750 years.
Inspired by a visit to Alice Waters’ restaurant ‘Chez Panisse’ in San Francisco, farmer’s son Guy Watson, started growing organic veg on the family farm at Riverford in Devon in 1987. His restaurant – the Riverford Field Kitchen, is one of Britain’s best farm restaurants.
Simply one of the best food festivals in the country and a fantastic destination if you’re looking for a weekend break away in October. Shop, taste, eat and drink your way around the festival, soaking up the convivial atmosphere in this popular maritime town.
Langport, Somerset Levels
Cycle along the quiet roads and tracks of the Somerset Levels on the Cider Trail. This 13 mile circular route will take you to a long-established maker of kitchen pots, a family run smokery and the Somerset Distillery and Burrow Hill Cider Farm.
Restored Barley Wood Walled Garden is home to a restaurant where you can eat and drink like an ethicurean. Taste inspiring artisan dishes, sourced from the locality, that brim with flavour. Have a vermouth adventure too. It’s a particularly lovely place to visit in the autumn.
Hauser and Wirth Gallery near Bruton, is Somerset’s latest cultural hub. Located on a beef farm, the gallery is a rural outpost for modern art. It’s a great place to eat steak and see the countryside used as artistic inspiration.
Magnalonga is an annual mouthwatering walk for foodies in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. It’s held as part of the early programme of activities leading up to Ludlow Food Festival in September.