Encountering genuine English dining can be done if you visit the province of East Anglia. Find mouth-watering dishes when you are around numerous restaurants in Norwich. Have fun with the best classic holiday turkey at the Beccles Lions Turkey Roast event in Beccles, Suffolk. Savour fresh seafood in the coast of Essex or try the beer in the farm regions of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire. Enjoying a regional food trip is good for food fanatics and fans of English culture alike.
Start your journey in Norfolk. This county provides you with a preview of the stuff one can find in the East Anglia province. Use a seafood fest in the North Norfolk coast and look for the famous crabs of Cromer. Many say they are the best crabs in the country rhubarb candle . Oyster lovers can try the salt marsh creek variety found in Thornham. Go for a genuine culinary experience with Norfolk’s famous black-plumed turkey. Search for numerous restaurants in Norwich that serve either of the popular products in Norfolk: Colman’s Mustard and Kettle Chips. Have a cup of the excellent hot chocolate from Caley’s afterwards. Grab Binham Blue cheese and the Norfolk Nog from The English Whiskey Company, England’s first and only registered whiskey distillery.
Head to Suffolk and pick from lots of meat products. Suffolk is famous for two things: their award-winning hams and their traditional holiday turkeys. Buy one of their sweet hams cured in molasses, brown sugar and hot beer. Explore the inns in Beccles, Suffolk to taste many international cuisine, from Italian dishes to Thai and Indian delicacies. In case you are in Beccles during the Christmas season, get some of their traditional holiday turkey during the Beccles Lion Turkey Roast after their Christmas Lighting event. If you don’t enjoy meat much, try fresh herring from Lowestoft. Don’t forget to eat these dishes with a cold glass of beer as well as apple juice from one of Suffolk’s English orchards.
Proceed to Cambridgeshire where you will find many juicy apples and pears. The land in this region is rich in nutrients, which is why many farms flourish in this region. Wander around apple and pear orchards at Willock Farm and see their other regional fruit offerings. Try to find a plum specialty from the area, the Cambridge Gage. Check out the city of Cambridge and sample two puddings that originated there, the Burnt Cream pudding and the predecessor of the Christmas pudding, the College Pudding. Sip a cool glass of wine from one of East Anglia’s reputable wine producers, the Chilford Hall Vineyard near Linton.
The smaller counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire offer many farm products and excellent distilled drinks. Take part in English tradition of having afternoon tea in the Duchess’ Tea Room at Woburn, Bedfordshire. Go to Bromham mill and pick up some stoneground flour suitable for baking bread. Taste the venison at Haynes West End, and drink it down with either Bombardier English Premium Bitter or wine from the ten century-old Warden Abbey. Hertfordshire offers numerous fruits and vegetables. Check out the Rivers Nursery to try 20 new plum species. Pick up some naturally-growing watercress in one of Whitwell’s farmers’ markets. Meat lovers can visit the village of Braughing for their famed sausages. Finally, enjoy Hertford’s celebrated beer. Hertford grows high-quality barley and transforms it into malt. Get a cold pint of their golden brown “Stag Bitter”. It’s a great way to end your East Anglican food trip.