Discover the Food and Drink of the UK and Ireland
One of our culinary tours is sure to whet your appetite, as we guide you through the best British menus in the most stylish restaurants and serve up the crème de la crème of locally produced food and drink.
Sample fish and chips by the sea in England, enjoy scrumptious bara brith in Wales, taste traditional haggis in Scotland or tuck into an Ulster fry in Northern Ireland.
For a more sophisticated experience, you can take in one or more of Britain’s 160 plus Michelin starred restaurants, run by some of the world's greatest chefs.
In recent years, there has been a boom in farmers' and artisan markets across the UK and Ireland, where you can buy the freshest foodstuffs at the best prices - perfect for those little gifts and treats!
Borough Market - London's most famous food and drink market
Or why not try creating your own delicious delights at one of the many popular cookery schools throught the UK and Ireland? With courses from a couple of hours to a couple of days or more, there is always time to fit in a chefing experience on one of our food tours!
Mimo London Cooking School
Courses are tailored to your - or your group's - abilities and when you have finished putting your newly acquired cooking skills into practice, you can sit down with your classmates and enjoy tasting your culinary creations!
Our visitors were delighted with the dishes they prepared at Mimo London!
Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours
A visit to a traditional pub is one of the top things that many visitors to the UK and Ireland look forward to. From busy city centre hostelries to quiet country inns, there are so many wonderful pubs in every part of the two countries. These days, as well as the traditional pint many serve delicious meals, and inns provide accommodation too.
A traditional British pub © VisitBritain / David Clapp
For beer and cider lovers, there are also many traditional breweries to visit, some of which date back hundreds of years.
Although not traditionally known for its wines, Britain has seen an explosion in vineyards in recent years, thanks in part to today’s warmer climate, and many English and Welsh wines are now extremely palatable.
While whisky has been on the tourist trail in Scotland for many years, distilleries have now sprung up across the UK and Ireland, and the rapid growth of artisan gin production has created a whole new gin lovers' tourist map.
Traditional Irish coffee, laced with whiskey!
We have close associations with vineyards across Britain, from Kent and Sussex in south east England, to those of mid Wales and beyond, and we can create a wine trail for you which takes in some of the best. Recently, we delivered a four day tour of the vineyards of Kent and Sussex for a group of Swedish wine connoisseurs. Read more here.
If beer is more your thing, we can organise visits to some of Europe’s greatest breweries, or maybe you prefer cider and are interested in visiting age-old English cider orchards.
For whisky lovers, a tour of the famous distilleries of Scotland is an unforgettable way to see (and taste!) the best the country has to offer. Why not take a whiskey tour in Ireland, or sample the delights of Welsh whisky? (And you can, of course, debate the origins of the Scottish / Welsh and Irish / American spellings with the experts along the way!)
Penderyn Welsh Whisky distillery © Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales
We can help you make the most of a food and drink tour of the UK which takes in the best restaurants, vineyards and distilleries. If you are keen to discover a taste of Britain, get in touch today and let us design a tailor made tour for you or your group.