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This is the ultimate foodie tour of the entire UK

Country Living (UK) logo Country Living (UK) 11/07/2018 Katie Avis-Riordan

Premier Inn has created a fun map revealing the culinary regional hotspots for you to carry out the ultimate foodie tour of the UK, from Cornwall to Scotland.: This is the ultimate foodie tour of the entire UK © Premier Inn This is the ultimate foodie tour of the entire UK There are certain dishes that are synonymous with Britain, such as a full English breakfast, roast dinner and cream tea. But what about the regional cuisines of the nation?

Across the UK, different regions boast their own traditional foods, from Cornwall to Scotland. Some of the dishes are well-known while others are perhaps a little more bizarre.

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So foodies, listen up! Premier Inn has created a fun map revealing the culinary regional hotspots for you to carry out the ultimate foodie tour of the UK.

Starting in the south with Cornwall’s stargazy pie and ending up with Aberdeen’s deep-fried Mars Bar, the map plots out the best locations and eateries for sampling each dish. The route should take around 42 hours to complete by car so some overnight stays would have to be included in the trip.

Take a look at the map below for the culinary highlights...

a close up of many plates of food: Premier Inn Regional Food Map © Premier Inn Premier Inn Regional Food Map

Stop 1: Cornwall

Stargazy pie – a pastry dish, filled with baked pilchards or sardines, with potatoes and egg. Be warned, the fish heads traditionally poke through the crust as if they are gazing at the stars. Check out The Ship Inn in Mousehole for this regional food. 

Stop 2: Dorset

Blue Vinny – a traditional blue cheese that’s been made in the county for over three centuries. Visit The Blue Vinny pub in Puddletown near Dorchester for many Blue Vinny cheese dishes.

Stop 3: Wales

Laverbread – a Welsh speciality made from a seaweed called Porphyra and oatmeal that are fried together. Ashton’s Fish Stall in Cardiff Central Market is a must-visit for this cuisine.

Glamorgan sausage – a vegetarian sausage made from cheese and leeks wrapped in breadcrumbs, usually served with mashed potatoes and gravy. Visit The Cross Inn on the edge of Cowbridge, Glamorgan, for this local food. 

Stop 4: Surrey

Maids of honour tarts – an English baked tart made from puff pastry and filled with almond-flavoured curd cheese. Sample the tarts in Richmond, where Henry VIII first tasted them, in particular at Newens on Kew Road.

Stop 5: London

Cockles – a shellfish snack traditionally sold by merchants outside London pubs. Head to Borough Market for cockles from local fishmongers.

Stop 6: Bedford

Bedfordshire clanger – a pastry with a savoury and sweet filling. One end is full of meat, potatoes and vegetables, while the other contains a sweet filling, normally fruit. For this regional food, head to Gunns Bakery in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

Stop 7: Yorkshire

Parkin – a baked food made from butter, honey, flour, oats, treacle and ginger with a moist, sticky topping and a rich treacle taste. Most Yorkshire cafés sell the delicacy. 

Stop 8: Manchester

Manchester egg – a pickled egg wrapped in black pudding and sausage meat, rolled in breadcrumbs and then deep fried. Visit The Soup Kitchen in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to get the food.

Stop 9: Liverpool

Scouse – a traditional Liverpudlian stew made from either beef or lamb. Most pubs and cafés in the city serve the food, with one of the best being Maggie May’s on Bold Street. 

Stop 10: Northern Ireland

Yellowman – a chewy toffee-textured honeycomb. Head to the Auld Lammas Fair on the last Monday and Tuesday of August in Ballycastle for the treat.

Stop 11: Northumberland

Singing hinny – a scone-like griddle cake made with flour, butter, lard, currants, salt and milk. Most bakeries and cafés in Northumberland will sell the food. 

Stop 12: Scottish Borders

Rumbledethumps – a traditional dish made from potato, cabbage and onion. Check out any traditional pubs in either Jedburgh, Hawick or Lauder for the best rumbledethumps.

Stop 13: Glasgow

Cranachan – a traditional Scottish dessert made from a blend of oats, cream, raspberries and whisky. Check out traditional Scottish eateries to sample the cuisine.

Stop 14: Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle rock – a soft, crumbly and sugary stick of rock that’s somewhere between candy and chalk. Look in at Edinburgh sweet shops to find the food. 

Stop 15: Aberdeen

Deep-fried Mars Bar – this Scottish food is famous throughout the UK. For the best original taste, head to the Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven.

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