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Fine Food on Tour

On an Active England cycle tour, you will be able to sample some of this country’s best cuisine in the loveliest of locations. A tasty cream tea, a hearty pub lunch, real local ales, or delicious evening dining – the food and drink on our bike tour is hard to beat.

CREAM TEAS AND CAKE

England’s first tea room was opened in London by Thomas Twinning in 1706. Today tea rooms and the tradition of afternoon tea are still popular. Tasty treats such as scones, sponge cake and crumpets are some of the recommended accompaniments to your pot of afternoon tea.

Quintessentially English, having tea at a tearoom or village inn will give you the opportunity to soak up some sedate English culture. They also offer the perfect chance to fill up on treats to give you energy for the ride ahead.

TRADITIONAL PUBS

The traditional pub and pint of beer (real beer, that is – not lager!) are synonymous with England. They’ve been around since Roman times and are an integral part of English culture. With their hearty food and rural locations, families and friends alike love to stop by for a snack and a chat.

During an Active England bike tour, you’ll get plenty of opportunity for a pub lunch – and you might be surprised by what’s on offer. Although burgers and chips are still firm favourites, today these are more likely to be homemade from the finest ground steak and hand-cut organic potatoes. Pubs all over the country are upping their game in terms of food and ‘gastro pubs’ which serve high quality, fresh food has become the standard. With a large variety of food available, whether you’re after a simple sandwich or a generous portion of Game pie you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds.

Pubs often have regional dishes and local ales on their menus, so as well as seeing the sights, you’ll be able to sample the local delicacies. Inns and taverns with rustic decor, mouth-watering meals and scenic beer gardens make for the perfect locations to rest and refresh yourself.

MORE THAN FISH & CHIPS

The Trout Farm in Bibury, Gloucestershire dates back to 1902. Set in the rolling Cotswold valleys, the Bibury natural spring provides pure water for the native Brown Trout to hatch and grow. If you like a bit of fishing you can learn to catch your own trout at the fishery or pop into to the shop and buy one.

Active England has selected some of the Cotswold’s finest hotels and guest houses for your stay, and along with great accommodation comes a superb dining experience. The Lamb in Burford, The Manor House Hotel in Moreton-on-Marsh and The Swan Hotel in Bibury all offer delicious menus for your enjoyment. With choices ranging from Seared Scottish Scallops to Braised Lighthorne Lamb, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

British cuisine has moved on, so as you travel from breakfast to that rewarding evening meal, we’ll keep your plate full of goodness and your body refuelled and ready to go.

Cotswolds Autumn Cycling -   Self-Guided Weekend 

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Cotswolds Autumn Cycling – Self-Guided Weekend

Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – Self-Guided Weekend

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Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – Self-Guided Weekend

Cotswolds Short Walks Autumn– SG Weekend

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Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – 4 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Autumn Walking – 4 Day Self-Guided

Cotswolds Short Walks  Autumn – 4 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Short Walks Autumn – 4 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Guided

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Walk The Ridgeway – 7 Day Guided

Walk The Cotswolds Way - 11 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Cotswolds Way – 11 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Cotswolds Way – 11 Day Guided

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Walk The Cotswolds Way - 11 Day Guided

Cotswolds Villages Walking – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Walking – 5 Day Guided

Cotswold Villages Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswold Villages Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

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Cornwall Walking – 6 Day Guided

Walk The Lake District - 9 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Lake District - 9 Day Self-Guided

Walk The Lake District - 7 Day Self-Guided

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Walk The Lake District - 7 Day Self-Guided

Walk Coast to Coast – 14 to 18 Day Self-Guided

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Walk Coast to Coast – 14 to 18 Day Self-Guided

Lake District Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

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Lake District Multi Activity – 6 Day Adventure Holiday

Lake District Adventure Break - 4 Day

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Lake District Adventure Break- 4 Day 

Cycle Hadrian’s Wall – 3 Day Self-Guided

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Cycling Hadrian’s Wall - Self-Guided

Cycling Coast to Coast - 4 Day Self-Guided

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Cycling Coast to Coast - 4 Day Self-Guided

Cycle Coast to Coast - 3 Day Self-Guided

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Cycle Coast to Coast - 3 Day Self-Guided

Cotswolds Adventure Long Weekend - 3 Day

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Cotswolds Adventure Long Weekend - 3 Day

Cotswolds Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

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Cotswolds Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

Cotswolds Adventure Break - 4 Day

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Cotswolds Adventure Break - 4 Day 

Cornwall Adventure Holiday - 6 Day 

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Cornwall Adventure Holiday - 6 Day

Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 5 Day Guided

Cornwall Adventure Weekend– 4 Day

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Cornwall Adventure Weekend - 4 Day Active Weekend

Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cotswolds Villages Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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Cornwall Cycling – 6 Day Self-Guided

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