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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!