Are you a big foodie? Then you may be looking for some new spots to tantalise your tastebuds. Luckily for you, there are plenty of great food destinations in the UK which are well worth a visit. Here, we explore four great places to add to your food-related bucket list.
Known as Scotland’s food and drink county, East Lothian sits on the east coast and is easily accessible by train to Edinburgh. Thanks to its coastal location, there’s plenty of fresh seafood to enjoy here – from delicious lobster dishes to classic fish and chips.
But that’s not all that’s on offer here! There’s also lots of high-quality produce to enjoy fresh from the farm that you can pick up at one of the fantastic local markets or farm shops. Plus, with a range of fantastic restaurants to choose from – you’ll be spoilt for choice no matter what type of culinary experience you’re after.
If you’re a cheese-lover, then a trip to Somerset is an absolute must. As the birthplace of cheddar, Somerset is packed full of fantastic cheesemakers that create some of the best cheeses in the UK. Why not pick up a taster selection box from one of the top artisan makers like the Somerset Cheese Company to sample some of the best local cheeses during your stay?
While world-famous for its cheese production, Somerset is also well-known for making delicious cider. According to the Orchard Network, there are over 156 varieties of apples connected to the county, with plenty of orchards dedicated to making the drink. Perry’s, Pilton, and Wilkins are an absolute must-try while in Somerset.
Sat on the southern tip of the UK, Cornwall offers a huge number of tasty treats for foodies to enjoy. As a largely coastal area, it is famed for its seafood restaurants that offer delicious crab, mussels, prawns, and more, fresh from the sea.
Of course, a trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without trying a traditional Cornish pasty. They are packed full of meat, vegetables and potatoes, and sealed in a flaky pastry casing – what’s not to love? You should also make time to enjoy a traditional scone with jam and clotted cream made locally.
Abergavenny is a beautiful market town located north of Newport, just outside the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s regarded as a foodie-heaven thanks to its many high-quality restaurants that take advantage of the fresh local produce of the area. If you’re keen to rustle something up yourself, you can head to the local market where you can pick up a variety of colourful fruits and veggies.
One of the main attractions is the annual food festival where you can tuck into a community feast, explore the market hall, watch chef demonstrations, and enjoy great live music. There’s even a children’s cookery school – ideal if you’ll have little ones with you!
With so many great places to visit, where will you choose to visit on your culinary adventure?