Looking for an eight-course degustation, complete with matching South West wines? How about a decadent picnic with equally pleasing scenery to match? Or what about a classic pub lunch, designed to warm the heart and feed the belly? With a plethora of dining venues and options - varying from cafe-style brunch or a la carte lunch to a degustation or gourmet shared platter - there's a food option for even the most discerning eaters in the South West.
No holiday is complete without a satisfied tummy. Lucky for you, the South West has more than enough to tantalise the tastebuds. There's plenty for big and small - from chocolate and fudge, to candy and ice cream - and most places offering free tastings. You can even pick your own fruit at farmstays and orchards in the region. Look out for kid-friendly wineries and breweries, which often have playgrounds or play corners for children (and tasty tipples for Mum and Dad).
The South West is one of the premium wine producing regions in the world, with a Mediterranean climate and close proximity to the ocean creating near-perfect grape growing conditions for winegrowers. There's five distinct winemaking areas in the South West, meaning no matter where you plan to go, there's a top drop waiting to be discovered.
Wine and Dine
Food and wine in the South West goes hand in hand with world-class wine. Many wineries have restaurants on site, where you'll find the region's best chefs creating unforgettable cuisine using in-season ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers.
Cheers to Beers
Calling all beer inclined! Make sure you visit at least one of the many craft breweries situated across the South West, where you'll find plenty of unique brews on offer. Want to try them all? Order a tasting paddle to test each beverage.
Apples in a Can
The key to a perfect cider is the star ingredient - apples. And you can't get a better star ingredient than the crisp, sweet fruit produced in the heart of the South West, AKA apple growing country. Need convincing? Grab a drink at one of the many cideries in the region and tell us what you think.
That's the Spirit
We haven't forgotten our spirit-loving friends - be sure to wet your whistle with award-winning spirits such as gin, whiskey and vodka. They make the perfect aperitif to a South West feast.
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