South SomersetBruton, Frome and Fort Cary kind a culinary holy trinity, however the Somerton, South Petherton and Ilminster space can be beginning to shine. Recognized for its cider makers and vacation spot eating pubs, it’s additionally residence to a rising crop of sensible eating places, artisan bakers and biodynamic wine cellars.EatOrder spring herb linguine with confit yolk, fried onions and Berkswell cheese (£19.50), or roast pistachio ice-cream and jasmine and lime sorbet (£7.50 for a range) from the in-house parlour at light-filled 28 Market Place in Somerton. The on-site bakery has a cult following for its salted caramel and seasonal sourdough doughnuts, and in addition has a wine store.Household-friendly and laid-back … Pip’s Railway Carriage. {Photograph}: Sophia Veres PhotographyIn South Petherton, Pip’s Railway Carriage is a family-friendly, laid-back cafe and bakery with tables in railway carriages and double-decker buses, and a bee-friendly backyard. Meat eaters are welcome however veg is king right here, put to good use in dishes akin to sweetcorn fritters with smashed avo, poached eggs and spiced salsa (£10) and curry burgers with cucumber, coriander and lime salad (£14). Simply down the street, Holm, run by the workforce behind London’s Salon, Levan and Larry’s, will open this autumn. Plans are for snappy all-day eating – caramelised apple and miso breakfast buns, and Brixham mussels with lovage, creme fraiche and cider. In Ilminster, Phoenix Studios is a brand new enterprise from clothier Alice Temperley that’s residence to a sister department of the 28 Market Place bakery, and a espresso and cocktail bar, The Somerset.ShopCider and different Somerset tipples are the speciality of Burrow Hill farmPick up orchard-reared chickens and baggage of flower-speckled salad leaves from Hinton Harvest in Hinton St George; and regionally grown apples and a rainbow of juices at North Perrott Fruit Farm, close to Crewkerne. Detour to Teals, a gleaming new farm store and restaurant off the A303 close to South Cadbury, the place the vary contains Hurdlebrook’s creamy Guernsey yoghurts and smelly Renegade Monk cheese. For smoked cheese, sausages and fish there’s Brown & Forrest Smokery close to Curry Rivel. Don’t go away the realm with out selecting up a bottle of Pomona, Somerset’s reply to sherry, at Burrow Hill Cider; Alice Temperley’s father, Julian, has been making apple-based tipples there for many years and her sister, Matilda, makes honey-laced non-alcoholic Somerset Shrubs.Keep The Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George pairs six stylishly unfussy bedrooms with deceptively modest-sounding menus (doubles from £95 B&B). On the White Hart in Somerton the smallest of eight double bedrooms begins at £76.50 B&B.North TynesideRiley’s Fish Shack, King Edward’s Bay. {Photograph}: Alex Telfer/The ObserverIts lengthy, sandy seashores have all the time drawn guests, however a brand new wave of sustainable fish eating places, artisan brewers and vegan bakers is a welcome addition to this coast.EatAt Riley’s Fish Shack, on King Edward’s Bay, dishes akin to harissa-marinated skate wing (£19) make a full-flavoured match for the seashore shack’s custom-brewed Oyster lager. Maintain an eye fixed out for the corporate’s new bricks and mortar restaurant – with moist fish counter – opening on close by Percy Park Street later this summer time.Within the meantime there’s Longsands Fish Kitchen for line-caught haddock and chips (£12), Dil & the Bear for lemon and cumin-laced pulled-pork ciabattas impressed by the proprietor’s Cuban heritage (£8.50), Sq. Roots for vegan bakes and the Surf Cafe for beers overlooking the water (together with native brews from Two by Two and Flash Home). All are in Tynemouth.Papa Ganoush, Whitley BayFurther north, refill with 12-hour beef shin and peanut curry (£15.50) or crispy oyster mushroom banh mi (£11) at Omni in Monkseaton; or tempura-fried aubergine with honey (£6) at SaltHouse tapas bar in Cullercoats. In Whitley Bay you possibly can feast on masala fried fish pitta with Persian curry mayo (£10) at Papa Ganoush; courgette and feta fritters with chilli and lemon (£8) at Kith & Kin (go to on Fridays to choose up hand-rolled doughnuts from Confirmed Items); or a six-course tasting menu (£55, Friday and Saturday) at dive bar-style restaurant The Roxburgh, the place Gary Dall, as soon as a chef to big-name rock bands, likes to pair his nose-to-tail menus with music from the likes of the Velvet Underground (£55). In North Shields, sip espresso on the Wheel Home, then stroll over to the Staith Home, a eating pub on historic Fish Quay, for refined plates of grilled North Sea halibut with cauliflower puree, black pudding and anchovy butter (£27).ShopAt Whitley Bay’s Pure Knead, the cinnamon buns promote like, nicely, scorching desserts, and it’s additionally nice for sourdough loaves and stotties. Cease at close by Kork Wine and Deli for pure wines to remove (or to drink by the glass on web site). In Tynemouth, Cook dinner & Baker sells its personal pastries and jams in addition to retailer cabinet provides; native produce contains fermented scorching sauces from Belle & Herbs, and occasional from Baristocracy. In North Shields, the Good Tempered Chocolate Firm hosts pop-up occasions at its manufacturing facility; over the following few weeks it’s promoting chocolate-dipped strawberries.StayIn Whitley Bay, Keep Coastal is a brand new community-focused lodge, with kitchenette-equipped suites (sleep two, from £88 an evening, two-night minimal).Mid ShropshireLunch on the Haughmond, Upton Magna, east of Shrewsbury, the place there are additionally rooms. {Photograph}: Andy HughesAn hour’s drive north of foodie Ludlow, Shrewsbury could also be higher identified for its medieval structure and riverside attraction, however the county city and its fringes supply wealthy pickings for visiting gastronomes.Eat The Walrus, a pint-size however exact little restaurant run by ex-Gidleigh Park chef Ben Corridor and his accomplice Carla Ernst, makes the many of the backyard in artistic, seasonal dishes akin to child globe artichoke with cep cream, Comté cheese and wild garlic pesto (three programs £40).For date-night eating exterior city, it’s well worth the detour to Wild Shropshire in Whitchurch or The Cross Keys at Kinnerley, whereas for brunch or lunch on the town, attempt the panko fish cake with poached egg (£11) at Quantity 4. Or head to CSONS for porridge created from native Pimhill Farm oats (£3), labneh with poached eggs, harissa, za’atar and home made flatbreads (£7.50), or Worcester hispi cabbage with kale, romesco, pickled chillies, goat’s curd and Shropshire chorizo (£15; additionally open Fridays and Saturday evenings).The backyard bar at Wyle Blue WorldAmong many nice espresso outlets, The Colonel’s Son stands out for its sunshine-hued paintwork in addition to roasted-in-house brews. Spherical off the day with small plates of native cheeses or charcuterie, and pure wines by the glass, at wine bar and store Glou Glou. Or attempt the backyard bar behind homewares retailer Wyle Blue World for Moroccan meze trays (£16 for 2) or chargrilled skewers with flavoured yoghurts (from £6); e book forward for infrequent pop-up occasions by visitor cooks akin to grill whiz Adam Purnell.Store Shrewsbury’s Market Corridor is a factor of magnificence, regardless of its unpromising Nineteen Sixties exterior. Amongst stalls starting from conventional fruit and veg to contemporary pasta and a contemporary spice retailers are street-food cafes Moli Tea Home, Tom’s Desk, St Pierre Seafood Bar and the Fowl’s Nest. A farmers’ market takes place within the city sq. on the primary Friday of the month: look out for fennel salami from Shropshire Salumi. Elsewhere, previous favourites akin to Aroma tea and occasional retailers, Appleyards deli and Tanners wines rub shoulders with artisan bakery The Bakehouse, eco grocery Rosie’s Emporium (look out for kimchi from native producers the Fermented Meals Firm and contemporary pasta from @pueblo_shrewsbury) and, simply out of city, farm store and cafe Battlefield 1403.StayTaking inspiration from Shrewsbury’s most well-known son, (Charles) Darwin’s Townhouse has doubles from £90 B&B. East of city, The Haughmond is a eating pub near scenic Haughmond Hill, with seven bedrooms, a self-catering barn and a micro-farm store (doubles from £95 B&B).Round LancasterThe Rewilding is a pop-up woodland feast in Cockerham, Lancashire. {Photograph}: Mindy Coe PhotographyWith its Michelin-endorsed eating places, sausage outlets and gin distilleries, the Ribble Valley is Lancashire’s hottest meals ticket. However the space across the metropolis of Lancaster is nipping at its well-fed heels. And, with plans for an Eden Mission North in Morecambe, the foodie momentum is about to develop as a sustainably minded culinary crew turns its sights on the county’s northwest nook.EatFuel up with apple and candied pecan-topped french toast (£6.75) and a cortado at Brew Lancaster, earlier than climbing to the town’s magnificent citadel. Veggie choices embrace build-your-own salad bowls on the Whale Tail Café (£5.95); candy potato, ginger and coconut soup (£6.95) at plant-based cafe and yoga studio The Herbarium; and tofu poké bowls (from £10.95) at Kokobento.For avenue meals there’s Constitution Market, in Dalton Sq. (Wed and Sat, 9am-4pm): highlights embrace cooked-to-order piadina filled with Tuscan fennel salami (from £4) from Dal Fiorentino, and home made vegetable biryani (£5.50) from Supper by Sanah (@supperbysanah). Should you’ve area left, attempt a home made plum sorbet at Leonardini Gelato Boutique in Morecambe.For dinner, head to The Quarterhouse for seabass, Morecambe Bay shrimp, samphire and wild garlic risotto (£11), and Parmentier potatoes with garlic, sea salt and thyme. Or attempt the haddock and chips (£7.05) from Hodgson’s, a chippy so scorching on provenance they’ll inform you the place the fish was caught and the potatoes grown.5 miles south in Cockerham, The Rewilding organises pop-up woodland feasts (£45) and wild-edged supper golf equipment with gin pairings (£65). Cease off for a pint on the taproom at Farm Yard Ales on the way in which, or on the Unintended Brewery in Lancaster.ShopPart-coffee store, half museum-piece … AtkinsonsFounded in 1837, Atkinsons is part-coffee store part-museum piece, with vintage roasting gear and cabinets holding golden canisters of beans and loose-leaf teas. It doesn’t relaxation on its historic laurels, although: if you wish to attempt before you purchase, Atkinson’s additionally has 4 fashionable cafes across the metropolis.Choose up sourdough loaves and cinnamony Morecambe buns at Filbert’s Bakery, toasted mueslis and flavoured granolas at The Cereal Field, natural and vegan-friendly wines at Chapel Avenue Wines, and Morecambe Bay potted shrimp, smoked kippers or sport chorizo at Lancaster Smokehouse in Glasson Dock. Alternatively, head to Cubicles, in Scotforth, and observe down every part from Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese to Lyth Valley damsons.StayAs if teleported from Copenhagen … rooms at Lancaster Barn B&BSouth of the town, the 9 bedrooms at Lancaster Barn look as if they’ve been teleported in from Copenhagen (doubles from £130 B&B). Summer time breakfasts embrace homegrown raspberries and tomatoes, and it’s 5 minutes’ stroll from dinner on the wonderful Bay Horse Inn. East LothianGrey Partitions Lodge close to Edinburgh hosts restaurant Chez RouxThe shore and hills of East Lothian have lengthy attracted Edinburgh emigrants in search of extra sq. ft for his or her shilling. And given all of the sourdough loaves, flat whites and trawler-to-table seafood, it’s simple to see why it’s now on the meals map.EatStart with a culinary bang in Gullane, residence of fine-dining large weapons La Potinière and Chez Roux in addition to Tom Kitchen’s The Bonnie Badger for dishes akin to line-caught sea trout with East Lothian sea herbs and mussels (£22.50) or (barely) extra informal bar meals.Alongside the coast in North Berwick there are freshly roasted flat whites (£2.80) – or an affogato if the flamboyant takes you – at Steampunk, exemplary croissants at Bostock Bakery (its second web site, at close by East Linton, has a restaurant and places on sourdough pizza nights), or haddock tacos with lemon and sriracha aioli (£6.95) on the Lobster Shack. A brief stroll east of city, on the cliffs above Quarrel Sands, is Drift, a delivery container cafe serving scorched mackerel salads with marinated cucumber, dill creme fraiche and apple (£13.25).On the Loft Cafe and Bakery in Haddington, every part is created from scratch, together with breakfast shakshuka (£7.50) and squashage rolls (£6.50). The on-site store additionally shares regionally made uncooked chocolate bars from Ailey Mae and bread from Dunbar’s Group Bakery.Jay Fowl’s Larder cafe in East Lothian … good after a spot of wakeboardingIn Musselburgh, East Coast is a well-loved chippy with a seafood-focused restaurant, taking advantage of its homeowners’ Italian heritage in dishes akin to scallops in burnt orange, pickled fennel and lemon butter sauce (£12.95).Then there’s surfy Dunbar, the place the beer backyard on the Station Yard micropub serves Peelywally IPA on faucet; The Large Blu Sea does haddock and chorizo mac’n’cheese (£8.50); and you’ll refill with spicy beans and toasted naan (£6.50) at Jay Fowl’s Larder earlier than (or after) a day spent zip-trailing or wakeboarding.ShopPick up wines, whiskies and extra at Lockett Bros in North Berwick; handmade oatcakes and Aye Pickled’s candy dill pickles at Musselburgh’s Mint Fig deli; native cold-smoked salmon and charcuterie on the Retailer Room in Gullane; and the fruits of many native producers’ labours, together with Fidra gin, on the month-to-month Haddington Farmers’ Market.StayThe two-bedroom Curlew Cabin (sleeps 4, from £560 every week) in Belhaven Bay has been thoughtfully designed, with mid-century furnishings, a woodburner and {custom} bunk beds.