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Seeing and sampling the creation of local food and drink is a special experience, and one that engages a range of our senses. Fortunately, there are many places where it is possible to visit those who grow and prepare traditional British specialities to eat or imbibe. Britain’s breweries have a proud history and despite the emergence of big brands and industrial scale production, there are still quite a few old and traditional brewers – and some new ones who have set up to continue traditional values and beer – making skills. Added to that, there are the sites that have a tradition of producing local sourced food dating back many years.

BLACK SHEEP BREWERY

The BLACK SHEEP BREWERY in Masham, North Yorkshire is both ‘traditional’ and new – established in 1992 by Paul Theakston, the fifth generation of Masham’s famous brewing family, to make traditional beer in the time honoured fashion. Originally introduced to pubs in and around the...

COLMAN’S MUSTARD SHOP & MUSEUM

Colman’s have been making fine quality mustards in Norwich for over 180 years and this tradition is celebrated in COLMAN’S MUSTARD SHOP & MUSEUM. The shop was opened in Norwich in 1973 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Colman’s. Today it stocks an extensive range of powder and...

CREAM O’ GALLOWAY VISITOR CENTRE

Fill your day with fun and flavour with a trip to CREAM O’ GALLOWAY VISITOR CENTRE near Castle Douglas in Ireland, where you can take the Farm Tour and the Ice Cream Experience, and sample rich, luxurious Cream o’ Galloway ice cream. The visitor centre is the only place where you can choose from...

ESSEX ROSE

The ESSEX ROSE 16th century tea room is situated in picturesque Dedham, another delight presented by the premium jam brand. Sample home-made soups, salads, sandwiches and, of course, cakes. With waitress service, the Essex Rose is popular with visitors exploring the heart of Constable...

Festive Frolicks !

Many regional food producers are busy this time of year, creating delicious seasonal goodies that celebrate the best of the British harvest – here are some of the plums in our pudding… http://www.cowmire.co.uk/ Delectable Damson Gin and Christmas Plum Pudding from Cowmire Hall in the Lake...

FINCHCOCKS MUSICAL MUSEUM

FINCHCOCKS MUSICAL MUSEUM in Goudhurst, Kent is a wonderful collection of historical musical instruments housed in a fine Georgian manor house. This is set in a beautiful garden and parkland with an original restored walled garden, used for outdoor events. There are over 100 historical musical...

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