A huge thank you to everybody who joined us for Local Food Britain's first Countryside Food Festival. We hope you had a fantastic day!
Local Food Britain: the guide to food, drink and places to eat in your local area
We all know how important it is to shop locally, so Local Food Britain makes it simple to find shops, restaurants and farmers' markets near you that stock and serve locally sourced food and drink. Whether you're searching for organic vegetables, local honey or sustainable fish, we can help you find it with the reassurance that by buying from our members you're keeping food miles low and giving vital support to the local food economy.
Get inspired about local food and drink
Delve a little deeper into the site to find a treasure trove of seasonal recipes using local produce, and in-depth articles telling the stories behind our members and their food and drink. You can also find out about foodie goings-on near you on our events pages – from regular markets to one-time-only pop-up restaurants, you're sure to find something unmissable.
Love your local producers
It's easy to make the switch to local when you know where to look – try swapping your chain-store coffee for a locally-roasted cup by Surrey Hills Coffee, your regular sliced white for a freshly-baked artisan loaf from Chalk Hills Bakery and raise a glass of English sparkling wine from Albury Organic Vineyard. You certainly won't regret it!
Find places to eat where local food is always on the menu
Look out for the Local Food Britain approved member badge on display at pubs, restaurants, tea shops and cafés and you'll know that they choose and serve local food and drink. From historic, quirky inns like Botley Hill Farmhouse to the modern masterpiece that is East Beach Café in Littlehampton, there's something for every taste and every occasion.
About Local Food Britain
Local Food Britain began life as Local Food Surrey in May 2012, but we soon realised that there was an appetite for a local food-finding website beyond the county borders.
In April 2014, we launched Local Food Britain at Bookham Harrison Farms in Rudgwick, starting with a group of independent food producers from Sussex. Local Food Surrey became part of Local Food Britain in August 2014, and we have since added Kent, Hampshire, Dorset, Essex and London, with more counties to come soon.