I Travel For… Local Flavour in Britain
Relax on the coastline of Cornwall and sink your teeth into a rich Cornish pasty or visit the home of cream tea, Devon, for some scones and clotted cream. Head up north to Scotland to embark on the infamous Malt Whiskey Trail and for any cheese lovers out there a trip to Cheshire is in order for an evening of cheese and wine tasting.
You do not need to venture far within Britain to savour both traditional and international cuisine. You will find regional specialties and a range of gastropubs to Michelin-Star restaurants wherever you go. With the addition of 28 new British restaurants added to the 2020 Michelin Star awards’ list, there is no shortage of great tastes. Experience local flavours with food tours that allow you to bring the taste of Britain home. If you are keen to sample the best of Britain’s alcohol, there is an abundance of incredible festivals for beer, wine and spirits to enjoy throughout 2020.
Take a look at our interactive map of regional and national specialties to plan your food adventure in Britain! Just a sample of the regional delicacies mentioned on our map includes Scotland’s national dish of Haggis and a Welsh vegetarian dish called Glamorgan sausage.
Food tours and experiences
For a true taste of Wales, discover the capital city and try its culinary delights as part of a tour from Loving Welsh Food. You can sample traditional and modern Welsh dishes in locations across Cardiff as part of a food tour while meeting local suppliers and discovering more about Welsh culture.
Discover the beauty of England’s National Parks while learning new skills through foraging and wild cooking experiences, like discovering edible treats in Northumberland National Park.
The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh is a great introduction to Scotland’s national drink and provides an excellent insight into the process of whisky making.
New British additions to 2020 Michelin Star Awards’ list
London saw numerous new establishments awarded their first Michelin accolade, namely Nuno Mendes’s Mãos in Shoreditch, Dysart Petersham in Richmond, Endo at The Rotunda in Shepherd’s Bush, and Da Terra in Bethnal Green, with the city showing once more why it’s one of the world’s hottest destinations for foodies.
Top UK festivals for beer, wine and spirits
Having cemented its place as a leading whisky festival, the London Whisky and Spirits Weekender has added an array of other spirits to the mix for 2020.
When? 15-17 May
The acclaimed Sussex Gin Fest returns to Borde Hill Garden in July, a celebration of Sussex, British and global gin distillers set in more than 200 acres of stunning parkland.
When? 11 July
Plan your foodie trip to Britain with these additional resources:
VisitBritain: Food & drink in Britain
VisitEngland: England’s best food & drink across the country VisitScotland: Top food & drink experiences by map in Scotland VisitWales: Have a taste of tradition in Wales
VisitScotland: Top food & drink experiences by map in Scotland VisitWales: Have a taste of tradition in Wales
VisitWales: Have a taste of tradition in Wales
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