On a recent holiday the the USA we were faced with describing where in the U.K. we were from, and resorted to ‘Worcester, you know the sauce!’ Worcester sauce is probably our most famous product, first produced by two chemists John wheeley Lea and William Perrins and went on sale in 1837. The story goes that Lord Sandys a local aristocrat who had been governor of Bengal visited the chemist shop asking for a recipe he had found in India to be made up. The rest is history!

There is, of course, far more to local food and drink than Worcestershire sauce. Pershore colleges micro veg leaves and flowers keep claridges of London’s restaurant stocked, the Vale of Evesham’s asparagus is now a protected delicacy and celebrated by an annual festival in June, and the black Worcester pear is probably the oldest pair still in use.

We have traditional tea rooms, gastro pubs, and the newly developed cathedral quarter in town houses all the latest restaurant chains. So if you don’t fancy cooking for yourself at Canvas and Clover there is plenty of food and drink opportunities only a stones throw away!

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