Crumbling Cheddar cheeses, cloudy Somerset cider, ruby Red Devon beef, irresistible cream teas with scones smothered in jam and clotted cream, Cornish pasties, real ales, and the freshest fish imaginable.
South West chefs have the finest ingredients with which to entertain your taste buds. If you prefer to cook for yourself then sample, smell, touch and taste your way around the stalls of one our local farmers markets and food festivals that take place throughout the year, you could even take a cooking course while you are here.
Take some inspiration for a foodie break from the ideas on this page, for more information follow the links to our partner's website in the links below.
South West England has launched the ultimate tool for foodies - a Google-based
Food Map that links regional food producers with the restaurants they supply to, and plots farmers markets and food festivals around the region.
If you're looking for a tasty way to spend your time in South West England, the Artisan Skills School offers a mouthwatering selection of courses and activities. From breadmaking to chocolate heaven, and cupcakes to the art of smoking...everything on a plate.
Whet your appetite here.
Virtual Cookery School offering food and drink skills courses in Somerset and across the South West. Follow us on twitter @artisanskills to be the first to hear the news!
Cornwall is now known as an exciting food-lover's paradise where even the toughest critic is satisfied. Fresh locally sourced produce graces the tables of our Michelin chefs and our budget conscious cafes with simple but innovative recipes cooked to perfection to tempt the palate.
Devon has a wide range of food and drink produced in the county, with unique breeds, recipes and products from chillis to venison, wine to ostrich!
The whole county is brimming with opportunities to try for yourself with foodie events including the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink and Devon Wine Week.
There are literally thousands of beers, ales and ciders produced in the region as well as some quality wines. For the tee-total we have some really special fruit juices and lemonades too.
Smooth yellow Devonshire butter, the country's finest milk, thick gloopy clotted cream, scrumptious varieties of cheeses, fruity yoghurts, and award winning ice-creams await you!
Try traditional classics such as pork sausages and prime beef from Red Devon Cattle or some more unexpected meats such as venison and even ostrich!
Choose your ingredients and choose your view! Whether it's a beach BBQ or picnic - eating outside is a must.
On the west side of Devon's beautiful Exe Estuary, nestling in the foothills of the Haldon Hills, lies Kenton Vineyard. Wines can be tasted and bought at the vineyard shop, and can also be enjoyed on the decked sun lounge looking out at the vineyard.
Thousand of delicious and fantastically named cheeses are produced across the South West: Cornish Yarg, Cave matured Truckle Cheddar, Dorset Blue Vinney and Gloucestershire's Stinking Bishop!
From crumbling home baked scones, Cornish Saffron Cake and Bath's world famous Sally Lunn Buns to savoury treats such as pies, pasties, and speciality breads.