South West and Wales

Read our guide below highlighting the best days out this summer in the South West and Wales. These top visitor attractions care about the food they serve and hold a Food for Life Served Here award. We would love it if you shared snaps from your day out with us on twitter using #EatWellOut.

South West and Wales

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National Trust Castle Drogo

Situated in the rural Devon countryside, Castle Drogo is the perfect place to stop. The dishes on the menu reflect the seasons, using locally grown and produced ingredients where possible. This summer you will find Homity Pie on the menu using cheese from Lyecross Farm, potatoes from a National Trust Farm, leeks from Tamar and dairy from local suppliers. At other times of the year there is venison from the estate on the menu, it doesn’t get more local than that!

Visit the Castle Drogo website.

Photo credit: (c) National Trust Images, John Millar
  RSPB Arne Nature Reserve 

Arne remains one of the few places in the UK where all six of the UK's native reptiles can be found. Situated on Poole Harbour and within the Dorset Area of Natural Beauty, it's a stunning landscape which consists of dramatic open heathland and ancient oak woodland. Enjoy some great drinks, snacks and light lunch options at Arne café, including a cup of the RSPB’s very own organic fairtrade bird friendly coffee.

Visit the Arne Nature Reserve website. 


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Powis Castle National Trust 

Powis National Trust medieval castle rises dramatically above the world-famous garden. The summer stars on the menu are the Welsh rarebit with Welsh cheddar, National Trust free range eggs and a local ale made just 10 miles away from Powis by Montys brewery. Other speciality dishes include the Steak and ale pie with Welsh beef chunks cooked slowly again in Montys ale, and a seasonal quiche made with a sweet potato base.

Visit Powis Castle website.

Image credit: (c) National Trust Images, David Levenson

If you visit somewhere this summer that would benefit from the award, please do get in touch with our team. 

"The Food for Life Served Here Award helps us explain to our members and supporters how, as a food business, we’re different."Matt Drew (Head of Food and Beverage, National Trust)

75% or more of meals at Food for Life Served Here attractions are freshly prepared

All eggs on Food for Life menus come from free range hens

Full List of Served Here Visitor Attractions