At just 874 miles from top to bottom, Britain might be small but it’s full of big flavours. Our local delicacies are part of our DNA, and we can’t wait to share them with you. From Scotland’s haggis, Welsh rarebit and English banger, to the curious Bedfordshire clanger and unusual Stargazy pie, there is never a shortage of something new to try.
A food and drink showcase
Check out 670 Grams, the restaurant helmed by Kray Treadwell, named Best Young Chef at the Michelin Guide awards 2021. Or head to Ball Park for street food, Instagrammable cocktails and a giant ball pit and slide. Digbeth has culinary delights to suit every taste.
Dubbed a feast for the city of Manchester, the Kantina Weekender at Escape to Freight Island is an urban food and drink masterpiece. Expect national and international Michelin-starred guest chefs, serving up one-off collaborations that celebrate some of the world’s most impressive culinary talent. Held every June in the reimagined abandoned freight depot, unique architecture, live music and DJ sets throughout the site make the location as much of an experience as the event itself!
Denbies Wine Estate
One of England’s largest vineyards, Surrey-based Denbies Wine Estate can produce up to 1 million bottles of wine a year. It’s so large that they have their own hotel, two restaurants and offer train tours to take you around their most magnificent panoramic viewing points. With both Denbies Indoor Wine Tasting Winery Tours and Denbies Outdoor Tours created to complement each other, you can have a unique wine growing and making experience.
The Kitchin (1 Michelin star)
In a converted whisky warehouse at Edinburgh’s old dock, you’ll find Tom Kitchin’s nature to plate The Kitchin restaurant. Tom is a passionate ambassador for all things Scottish, which when paired with his classical French training results in an expression of modern British cuisine from the finest Scottish seasonal produce. The Kitchin offers a surprise tasting menu – vegetarian version available – plus a prestige tasting menu, hosting the most exclusive local seasonal produce available.
Whitstable Oyster Festival
Fresh oysters, stand-up comedy and live music, right beside the beach. Is there a more perfect summer scene?
Fresh oysters, stand-up comedy and live music, right beside the beach. Is there a more perfect summer scene? Every July, the arty coastal town of Whitstable serves up seafood and entertainment galore, featuring a lively parade and food stalls in its pretty harbour.
You may recognise the iconic sapphire, flat-sided bottle but do you know how it’s made? Laverstoke Mill in the Hampshire countryside is the set for you to explore the Bombay Sapphire Distillery on their Discovery Experience. Step through the Glasshouse to discover all 10 unique botanicals infused to create Bombay’s renowned flavour. But don’t stop there, now it’s time to learn the tricks of the bar trade in an interactive Gin Cocktail Masterclass.
Why Britain's best for food and drink
Jam-packed with Michelin-starred eateries and exclusive chef’s tables, you’ll find out-of-this-world dining around every corner. We’ve got prized wines, whiskies, gins and beers coming out of our ears, but don’t just drink them, come and see how they’re made.
Whether you’re a meat-eating chart-topper lover or a vegan fan of folk music, we’ve got an unmissable lineup of food festivals to suit every palette. Or come and get in on the action as our brewers, butchers, bakers and bee-keepers open their doors. Offering you an immersive opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, from sourdough sleepovers to sausage school, and gin labs to pasty parties.
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Britain explodes with delicious food festivals every summer, whether you’re a meat eater, a seafood lover or a plant-based enthusiast, we’ve got you covered.Combine tasty food and chart-topping music The Big Feastival
Go rummaging through forests, fields and beaches for nature's gifts to blend into gins, serve up for lunch or survive off in the wild.Test your foraging skills with Seasonal Day Courses by East Sussex’s HUNTER GATHER COOK