Food Tour of the UK: 3 Places to Visit to Eat and Drink

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Great Britain has much more to offer than fish and chips and Sunday lunches. Below is a guide to 3 places you may wish to visit on your next food tour, with details of some local cuisine you can savour when you are there.

The Lake District

As well as being famous for its amazing scenery and as the home of the Lakeland poets, this area of northern England is also famous for its food. 

The top of the list is the Cumberland sausage. This sausage is distinctive because of the way its length is rolled so that the finished product looks like a thin disc of meat. The sausage is spiced using local herbs to create a distinctive taste.

If you visit the village of Kendal, you should try some of its famous Mint Cake. This peppermint treat was famously carried by Sir Edmund Hillary during his expedition to Mount Everest, to provide him with the energy needed. This glucose-rich snack will help you to keep your energy levels up as you climb the less-challenging mountains of the Lake District.


When you think of Scotland, your first thought might be of bagpipes and kilts. However, Scotland also has a rich culinary history. 

Haggis is the national dish of Scotland. Haggis is made by stuffing a sheep's stomach with offal and a mixture of onions, salt and other spices. Immortalised in the Robert Burns poem Address to a Haggis, this dish is often served with 'neeps and tatties' (turnip and potatoes).

The other thing Scotland is most famous for is its whisky. There are hundreds of different variations of Scottish whisky on offer. Single malt whisky has a cleaner taste when compared to blended versions. The best way to experience the taste of whisky is to go on a distillery tour. Otherwise, many Scottish pubs offer whisky tours in which you will be served a variety of whisky from around the country throughout the evening.

Southwest England

The southwest of England is known for its amazing beaches and beautiful moorland. It also has a wide range of local foods that you should sample.

Perhaps the most famous food to come from this part of the country is the Cornish pasty. This dish consists of light pastry which is filled with potatoes, swede, onions and other vegetables. It was originally developed as an easy-to-eat meal for the men working in the Cornish tin mines.

In the afternoon, you may wish to order a cream tea. This light meal features a pot of tea which is served with scones, Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam. This English tradition stems from the traditional afternoon tea.

If you are interested in taking part in a food tour of the UK, you should contact a travel and tourism company like Food Lovers Tours, Ltd. today.