From the slopes of the Mendips to the Quantock Hills, Somerset is fertile territory for food producers and restaurants alike.
Cheddar cheese was born in these parts, and the county is also home to many new-wave set-ups. Keep your eyes peeled for traditional farmhouse cider and tipples from a growing number of vineyards.
The genteel city of Bath with its elegant Georgian architecture is one of the most fashionable places in the region and has always shown an interest in all things gastronomic. Eating places abound.