Britain's Best Bites

We’ve sourced Britain’s tastiest regional delicacies
from John O’Groats to Land's End.

Follow the route to discover a host of local goodies from handmade chocolates to homemade pies. Just scroll the interactive map to see our recommendations for a delicious detour!

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Caithness Smokehouse

At the tip of UK mainland, you’ll find the award-winning Caithness Smokehouse. Sample the mouth-watering smokey flavours of its locally sourced North Sea fish.

Reid's of Caithness

In Thurso town centre you’ll see Reids of Caithness award winning bakers, whose locally sourced biscuits and cakes are a delicious taste of the Highlands.

Kylesku Hotel

On the stunning A837 you can enjoy some exquisite fresh seafood from Scottish local waters at the Kylesku Hotel. The creel caught langoustines are a joy.

Black Isle Brewery

Seven miles North West of Inverness, the Black Isle Brewery is well worth a visit for its famous organic ales. Relax and enjoy their best brews.


Rothiemurchus is in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, 5 minutes from Aviemore. Visit their Druie Café to enjoy succulent estate grown beef and venison.

Cocoa Mountain

Just 12 miles from the route you’ll find the delightfully named Cocoa Mountain, home to artisan truffles and chocolates that you won’t be able to stop eating!


West of Edinburgh visit Craigie’s and taste their Sinclair Jam. This delicious preserve is made in the farm’s Jam Kitchen from a 40-year old recipe.

Traquair House

Visitors to Edinburgh can hire a car to visit Scotland’s oldest inhabited dwelling, Traquair House, and discover produce from their world famous brewery.

Moffat Toffee Shop

At over 120 years old, Moffat Toffee Shop is something of an institution. Travel a mile from the A74 to indulge in yummy old-fashioned confectionary.

Cream O’Galloway

On a hot day, a 40 minute detour is well rewarded at Cream O’Galloway where you can devour luxury ice-creams made from pure, natural ingredients.

Tebay Services

In rural Cumbria, even the motorway services have farm shops! Stop at Tebay to fill up on hand-reared meat, homemade pies and relishes.


Named after its county of origin, the curly Cumberland sausage is a beast of a feast! Try the award-winning version at Plumgarths Farm Shop.

Dewlay Cheesemakers

Three miles from the route you’ll find a centre of cheese excellence! Dewlay the cheesemakers have been making multi award-winning Lancashire cheese for 60 years.

Bashall Barn

If you need a break, head for Bashall Barn near Clitheroe. Their coffee shop and ice cream parlour specialise in locally roasted coffee and homemade cakes.

Bradley’s Bakery

Visit Europcar at Manchester Airport and drive straight to Bradley’s Bakery, known locally as ‘The Home of the Best Pork Pie’. Enough said.

Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

See the countryside with a picturesque half hour detour to Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. Whatever the weather, families will enjoy play areas and cool treats.

Michael Kirk

A mere five miles from the route you can find Wolverhampton butcher Michael Kirk. Pay him a visit and create a mouth-watering, personalised pork pie!

Clive's Fruit Farm

Just off the M5 you’ll find the oasis of Clive’s Fruit Farm. Juicy treats abound whether you pick your own fruit or try their organic produce.

Tewkesbury Mustard

Only a mile from the motorway you can find the Tewkesbury Mustard Company, still making delicious local mustard to a 16th century recipe.

Brown & Green

Hungry folk won’t regret heading North East of Gloucester towards Brown and Green. This ethical, artisan deli is currently the shire’s ‘Best Local Food Retailer’!

Woefuldane Organic Dairy

Turn off the M5 towards Stroud to get to Woefuldane Organic Dairy where you can savour a range of award-winning, rich buttery cheeses. Mmmmmm.

Hobbs Bakery

Fronted by the ‘Fabulous Baker Brothers’, Hobbs Bakery has been producing tempting breads and pastries for 90 years. Find it only 13 miles from the route.

Cox & Baloney

Bristol’s Cox & Baloney tea house is an achingly cool mix of original and vintage. Order their afternoon tea for homemade cakes served on Grandma’s china.

The Fine Cheese Co.

Make sure you’re driving a car with a big boot to visit Bath’s The Fine Cheese Co., so you can load it with champion cheeses!

Cheddar Ales

A drive through the picturesque Cheddar village takes you to Cheddar Ales microbrewery. Step out from behind the wheel and indulge in their satisfying real ales.

Town Mill Bakery

It’s a beautiful half hour drive to the Town Mill Bakery in Lyme Regis where you can taste scrumptious bread made the old-fashioned way.

The Exploding Bakery

The Exploding Bakery in Exeter is indulgent, unashamed cake heaven. Get there by hiring a Europcar vehicle - and be prepared to let out your seatbelt!

Cornish Orchards

When in South Cornwall you should seek out Cornish Orchards for a taste of their traditionally made premium ciders and juices. Refreshing and award-winning!

Healey's Cider Farm

If driving along the A30, head north towards Healey’s - a beautiful 150 year working orchard. Where better to sample scrumpy than Cornwall’s first cider distillery?


You can’t visit Cornwall without eating pasties. We think a trip to Philps who use the finest cuts in their succulent pasties is an absolute must!
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