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Great British food and drink festivals

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Britain boasts a wide range of delicious regional produce and visitors can sample everything from seafood to sausages, cheese, chillies, beer and of course malt whisky in Scotland. The culinary delights are celebrated each year in a wide range of festivals including the following:

  • The Nantwich International Cheese Festival – we make over 700 varieties of cheese in Britain!
  • The Great British Beer Festival in London takes in the finest real ales and the Craft Cider Festival has the West Country’s most famous product to enjoy.
  • Our Island has the finest seafood and Whitstable’s Oyster festival along with the Pembrokeshire Fish Week in Wales offers crab, bass and mackerel in the beautiful surroundings of the National Park.
  • On the Welsh borders, the Abergavenny and Ludlow food festivals have competitions for sausages and pies along with cookery workshops and tastings of produce from around the region.
  • At the Isle of Wight garlic Festival, this small island celebrates a huge variety of food and the West Dean Chilli festival  heats things up with jams, chocolate and sauces.

Why not combine a festival with one of our regional or sightseeing tours or enjoy the finest English Cuisine on our fine dining tour which can include restaurants such as Gordon Ramsay’s in Chelsea, the Fat Duck in Bray, Raymond Blanc’s Manoir Aux Quatre Saisons in Oxfordshire and Jamie Oliver’s Italian in the historic city of Bath. 

Afternoon Tea is an age old tradition and no visit to England can be complete without experiencing the delight of High Tea with champagne, handmade cakes and sandwiches in one of our most famous venues such as Claridge’s, The Ritz, Fortnum and Mason or the Pump Room in Bath.

Whatever your interest in food and drink may be, Classic England Tours can create a personal tour itinerary which includes the festivals, sights and locations of your choice.


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