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Food and drink

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

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.

Top food and drink experiences

Whether you’re a meat eater, a seafood lover or a plant-based enthusiast - tuck into Britain's food festivals.

Food truck and direction signs at a festival at Highclere Castle with house behind

Whether you're hopping from London to Cardiff or taking a road trip in the Scottish Highlands, we have something delicious just for you.

Girl taking a picture of her food at Mackie Mayor

The diverse landscapes of Britain offer everything from coastal foraging to the free-range pork used in its sausage-making classes.

Man standing in store room, holding wooden beer barrel

Britain’s drink scene is as diverse as its people, and they all love a good knees-up.

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Britain has a diverse fine dining scene, with one thing in common - sensational, seasonal and local produce by multi-award-winning chefs.

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Whet your whistle with at Scottish whisky, raise a glass to English gin making - but did you know Wales is also leaving its mark?

Two glasses of whisky standing on an oak barrel

Top food and drink destinations

Where to find the best food and drink experiences

Garlic lovers unite - celebrate this pungent ingredient by eating, drinking and even wearing it!

Discover the flavours of Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
A pair of hands holding a large bulb of garlic at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Head to a working farm that teaches everything from animal husbandry to bowl turning and farm to food experiences.

Get hands on with Humble by Nature
Kate Humble with donkeys
Humble by Nature

Fresh oysters, stand-up comedy and live music, right beside the beach. Is there a more perfect summer scene?

Tuck into Whitstable Oyster Festival
Plate of shucked oysters with a slice of lemon on table
Whitstable Oyster Festival

Intensely flavoured Scottish dishes which bring French undertones to the foodie scene.

Discover the flavours of Loch Bay
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Loch Bay (1 Michelin star)

Sample Bushmills Irish Whiskey, straight from the world's oldest licensed working distillery in County Antrim.

Find tours and tastings at Old Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim
Old Bushmills Distillery

From the juiciest burgers to the best local beers, Leeds Indie Food is your one-stop guide to the finest food in England’s north.

Tuck into Leeds Indie Food
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Leeds Indie Food

Head here in the summer for a base camp experience, offering brewery tours or just a relaxed pint to welcome in the weekend.

Discover the flavours of Snowdon Craft Beer
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Snowdon Craft Beer

Music, art, events, great restaurants: they’re all in the mix at Ouseburn, Newcastle’s thriving culture and food quarter.

Be inspired by Ouseburn
Ouseburn
Ouseburn

Enjoy award winning wine, explore the vineyard trail or join a wine tasting experience.

Discover the flavours of Three Choir Vineyards
Three Choirs Vineyard
Three Choirs Vineyards

Get an education on the flavours and ingredients that make up the Burns Night favourite, Haggis.

Discover more about The Haggis Experience
The Haggis Experience
The Haggis Experience

A carnivores paradise, with the world’s leading live-fire chefs serving up a whole host of exclusive meaty dishes.

Discover the flavours of Meatopia UK
Group of ladies in aprons Hangfire Bbq cooking at Meatopia Food Festival
Meatopia UK
Whisky drams at Ardbeg Distillery on Islay.
Tasting Scotland Gourmet Journeys & Events

The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink full of live demos and a Cake and Bake theatre.

Discover the flavours of Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival

Garlic lovers unite - celebrate this pungent ingredient by eating, drinking and even wearing it!

Discover the flavours of Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
A pair of hands holding a large bulb of garlic at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Head to a working farm that teaches everything from animal husbandry to bowl turning and farm to food experiences.

Get hands on with Humble by Nature
Kate Humble with donkeys
Humble by Nature

Fresh oysters, stand-up comedy and live music, right beside the beach. Is there a more perfect summer scene?

Tuck into Whitstable Oyster Festival
Plate of shucked oysters with a slice of lemon on table
Whitstable Oyster Festival

Intensely flavoured Scottish dishes which bring French undertones to the foodie scene.

Discover the flavours of Loch Bay
loch_bay_bourride
Loch Bay (1 Michelin star)

Sample Bushmills Irish Whiskey, straight from the world's oldest licensed working distillery in County Antrim.

Find tours and tastings at Old Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills Distillery, Bushmills, County Antrim
Old Bushmills Distillery

From the juiciest burgers to the best local beers, Leeds Indie Food is your one-stop guide to the finest food in England’s north.

Tuck into Leeds Indie Food
portrait OWT Leeds Corn Exchange - Amy Heycock for Visit Leeds (18) copy
Leeds Indie Food

Head here in the summer for a base camp experience, offering brewery tours or just a relaxed pint to welcome in the weekend.

Discover the flavours of Snowdon Craft Beer
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Snowdon Craft Beer

Music, art, events, great restaurants: they’re all in the mix at Ouseburn, Newcastle’s thriving culture and food quarter.

Be inspired by Ouseburn
Ouseburn
Ouseburn

Enjoy award winning wine, explore the vineyard trail or join a wine tasting experience.

Discover the flavours of Three Choir Vineyards
Three Choirs Vineyard
Three Choirs Vineyards

Get an education on the flavours and ingredients that make up the Burns Night favourite, Haggis.

Discover more about The Haggis Experience
The Haggis Experience
The Haggis Experience

A carnivores paradise, with the world’s leading live-fire chefs serving up a whole host of exclusive meaty dishes.

Discover the flavours of Meatopia UK
Group of ladies in aprons Hangfire Bbq cooking at Meatopia Food Festival
Meatopia UK
Whisky drams at Ardbeg Distillery on Islay.
Tasting Scotland Gourmet Journeys & Events

The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink full of live demos and a Cake and Bake theatre.

Discover the flavours of Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival