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When you think of Worcestershire, in foodie terms, you immediately think of everyone’s favourite condiment, Worcestershire Sauce – but the ancient county’s appeal far from ends there. It boasts lots of great restaurants, lots of events and a real passion for organic produce. In simple terms, it’s a gem of a destination for FFF.
There’s plenty to get your teeth into, with the award-winning Butchers Arms in Eldersfield, Bindles Brasserie in Worcester and L’Amuse-Bouche at the Cotford Hotel to name just a few of the region’s best. Bakeries, confectioners and jam and pickle makers do a roaring trade, owing to starting with some fine excellent produce. Worcestershire residents are a seemingly thirsty bunch, as determined makers of cider and liqueurs like Celtic Marches continue to do big business here. Producer of cordials and presses, the Nurses Cottage Drinks crew are experts in their field, while wine making is increasingly popular – Astley Vineyards use modern vineyard practices to produce wine of the finest quality.
This is also a pretty county – indeed, its beauty inspired the great Elgar to compose some of his great orchestral works. Should you find yourself in this part of the world, whether taking a trip along the Severn, visiting the famous via duct or attending a rugby match, make sure you also sample some fine local food – and some Worcestershire Sauce too, of course.