Food & Drink in the UK

Britain's Oldest Brewer - Shepherd Neame, Faversham, Kent

Britain’s Oldest Brewer – Shepherd Neame, Faversham, Kent

Sample the famous Arbroath Smokies around Arbroath harbour on Scotland's Angus Coast

Sample the famous Arbroath Smokies around Arbroath harbour on Scotland’s Angus Coast

A wealth of regional flavours, speciality delights and foodie experiences are here for the sampling in Britain. Our rich farming regions produce the finest meats, cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables all served up in the country’s choice of Michelin Star restaurants, cosy gastro inns, quaint tearooms, heritage inns and organic kitchens. The ethos of locally grown and produced is strong in Britain, resulting in a range of age-old speciality food and drink. From Scotland’s seafood and Speyside whisky trails to Welsh cheeses and Somerset ciders, the rich flavours of the UK are one of our top tourist attractions. Britain’s real ales and breweries are legendary – you’ll find traditional inns with rooms and on-site micro-breweries listed here on iknow!

Award-winning real ale inns - The Woolly Sheep Inn at Skipton

Award-winning real ale inns – The Woolly Sheep Inn at Skipton

Cities from York and Bradford to Glasgow and Manchester offer unique cosmopolitan dining experiences with food and drink from around the world, or base yourself in a rural market town brimming with restaurants, cafes, markets and food shops rich in locally produced and organic food and drink. Stay in a B&B or hotel with an on-site cookery school or a country cottage near famous farmers’ markets and meet the producers. Sample local food and drink in a host of year round food and beer festivals across the UK. Festivals across the country are great opportunities to seek out a range of specialities from seafood to real ale and rhubarb!

Try Arbroath smokies on Scotland’s Angus Coast, Bakewell puddings in the Peak District and Grasmere Gingerbread in the Lake District. Sample artisan and traditional food, local and world cuisine across the UK, and enjoy a variety of dining experiences from Michelin Star restaurants to our own unique UK tearooms and real ale inns. Discover the flavours and eclectic dining experiences of Britain. Book online with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.