Food & drink

Food & drink

With pubs a-plenty, vineyards, breweries, and many markets, there is much to delight the tastebuds in the ‘larder of London’.

The Chilterns National Landscape is just 35 miles from London. In the past, trading from this area with the capital would have been vital to provide the food and produce needed for the population to grow and thrive. With fertile, rolling farmland, abundant cherry orchards, prosperous watercress farms and traditional wood crafting, it is no surprise that the Chilterns was once known as the ‘larder of London’. Today, historic market towns, tucked-away villages, farmland, chalk-fed streams and ancient woods all hint at the growing, trading and, of course, enjoyment of good local food and drink.

Whether you’re looking for a quintessentially English pub, a chic restaurant, a local farmers’ market or a top-class vineyard, they can all be found in the Chilterns. Visit a chosen establishment from our many highlights, or enjoy one of our foodie towns, taking in historic sights and independent shops after filling your boots in charming cafés!

Use our interactive map to plan your next pub lunch, cookery class or brewery tour

Tuck into the Chilterns

Tours and tastings

Visit award-winning vineyards and breweries, go wine-tasting or learn about local ales – there’s much to savour in the Chilterns AONB.

Food with a view

Dine in the beautiful Chilterns countryside. Choose picnics with panoramas, high tea in historic houses or pints in country pubs.

Foodie towns

Our market towns are great for foodies! Find out some of the top places to visit in the Chilterns.

Enjoy local food at home

Discover your favourite local dish: the Chilterns Recipe Book showcases the region’s best ingredients and producers across the Chilterns countryside.

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Upcoming events

Find out what's on in the Chilterns - walking or biking, food & drinks, serious trekking or a picnic on the flat - the possibilities are endless.
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