There’s a food and drink enthusiast in all of us, wouldn’t you agree? If you consider yourself a foodie, check out our list of 6 of England’s best food and drink experiences below.
Borough Market, London
There is nowhere better in London to sample artisan cheese, freshly baked bread and pots of international cuisine than at Borough Market in southeast London. Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest markets in London, having been trading since the 12th century, at least. Located right beside London Bridge station, visitors can easily reach the market from all other parts of London. The retail market is open from Mondays to Saturdays at varied times.
Chapel Down Winery, Kent
The highly acclaimed Chapel Down Winery is located amid the rolling Kent countryside and is one of England’s leading winemakers. The winery produces a world-class collection of sparkling and still wines, as well as gin, vodka, beer and cider. All drinks are created from the winery’s vineyards and herb garden. Guided tours around the award-winning winery are available allowing guests to learn about the history of English wine, see at firsthand the winery’s wine-producing process and indulge in a tasting session.
Cadbury World, Birmingham
Step inside the world of Britain’s most loved chocolate, Cadbury. Cadbury World features 14 different zones in which visitors explore on a self-guided tour, learning about the history of Cadbury and chocolate-making. The popular family attraction in Birmingham also features a 4D ‘Chocolate Adventure’ cinema experience with motion seats, the Crunchie Rollercoaster and the Cadbury Crème Egg airship. A trip to Cadbury World makes the perfect family day out.
Viviers Fish Market, Portsmouth
Situated by the picturesque Camber Dock fishing marina, Viviers Fish Market offers some of the freshest seafood on the south coast of England. Viviers Fish Market was established in 1985 and has been serving fresh fish, crab, lobster and shellfish seven days a week ever since. The market works with many restaurants, bars and other food establishments in the local area which also serve the locally sourced fresh seafood and fish.
Laverstoke Mill, Hampshire
Laverstoke Mill in the Hampshire countryside has famously produced the world-renowned gin, Bombay Sapphire, since the mid 1800s. The history of the Mill itself is recorded as far back as the 1086 Doomsday Book and has been under the ownership of William the Conqueror and Henry VIII. It was only in 2014 the distillery opened its doors to the public, offering guided tours of the Mill and Gin Cocktail Masterclasses with one of the Mill’s gin experts.
Academy of Cheese, London
Who knew that an Academy of Cheese really existed!? The Academy of Cheese at Paxton and Whitfield, Britain’s leading cheesemongers, offers a one-day course which includes a delegate pack, online exam access, buffet lunch and refreshments. The course is designed for anyone with an interest in cheese, whether that’s professionals or simply food fanatics. Participants will learn about the history of cheesemaking A truly unique experience!
Best of Scotland Holidays can arrange your English food and drink experience and take you to some of these amazing places! We have put together a sample package of what you can include in your food and drink tour with us, you can view this here. We can customise this to suit your needs and budget. Contact us today to chat to one of our travel experts.