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Foodie experiences

If you're really ready to delve into England's gourmet heritage, we recommend getting hands on with a foodie experience. From foraging courses on the coast and wine tasting, to baking delicious sweet treats with a baker, these ideas are the perfect way to experience our five regions' foodie favourites.

Meet some of the producers behind each region's favourite foods and take a foodie escape one step further by getting stuck in and experiencing it for yourself. 

Head to the coast, forage and cook yourself up a delicious meal for a taste of local food that's as fresh as it gets. Or why not learn the secrets behind one of the Peak District & Derbyshire's favourite treats, with a pudding making experience in the very bakery where they were first created?

At the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop you can actually learn the secrets behind the Bakewell Pudding.

Take a foraging tour with Fergus the Forager and discover the plants, seaweed and fungi of the countryside and coast, before cooking it up for a delectable dinner.

Foodie experiences
Planned itineraries

Whether you want to see the castles and seafood of the coast or the rugged beauty and manicured gardens of the countryside, it’s time to start your gourmet garden adventure.

Foodie experiences
Events and attractions

From guided tours of gardens, to five star dining and unique spots to rest your head, choose from our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your adventure.


Bardfield Vineyard

Meet with the owner for coffee to learn about the Tudor history of the estate; tour of vineyard and




Hush Heath Estate

Visit the 400 acre Estate, with beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and the state-of-the-art tasting


Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Renishaw Hall & Gardens offers award winning gardens, designed by Sir George Sitwell Bt. In 19th cen


Simpsons’ Wine Estate

Join a fascinating tour of Simpsons Wine Estate, situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Na


The Cookery School at Braxted Park

The Cookery School at Braxted Park, based in Essex, combines a stunning location with award-winning


The Foundry Brew Pub

A multi award winning artisan Brewery & Distillery. Located in The Foundry Brew Pub, a beautiful i

Pub / Bar

The Shakespeare, Canterbury

At The Shakespeare, best of British doesn’t just mean putting traditional favorites’ on the table, i

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