British Regional Recipes

Bath buns
Bath buns. VisitBritain/Ingrid Rasmussen / Getty Images

Throughout traditional British food many dishes are identified by their place of origin even though they may now be made anywhere in the UK, or even the world. British regional recipes hold on fiercely to their local dishes and would dispute their authenticity if made outside the area. Some regional British recipes such as Cornish Pasties, Melton Mowbray Pies, are even petitioning for PDO status (Protected Designation of Origin), giving them protection over the name, the recipe and locality.

Other traditional British foods are now so universally available that their roots have become lost or at best fuzzy - Yorkshire Puddings, do they really come form Yorkshire? Some say no.

This list of traditional British foods is not exhaustive as every area will also have hidden gems known only to local, here, however, are some of the most well-known. If you know of others please get in touch.

  • Aberdeen Rowie
  • Anglesey Cake
  • Arbroath Smokies
  • Ascot Pie
  • Audley Chocolate Shortbread
  • Bakewell Pudding
  • Bakewell Tart
  • Banbury Apple Pie
  • Banbury Cake
  • Bara Brith
  • Bath Buns
  • Bath Chaps
  • Bearminster Bun
  • Bedfordshire Clanger
  • Bedfordshire Pudding
  • Biddenden Biscuits
  • Bosworth Jumbles
  • Brancaster Salad
  • Brentford Rolls
  • Brighton Buttons
  • Brown Windsor Soup
  • Chelsea Buns
  • Chester Buns
  • Chester Pudding
  • Chidingly Hotpot
  • Chorley Cakes
  • Cornish Candle Chicken Pie
  • Cornish Fairings
  • Cornish Pasty
  • Cornish Split
  • Cumberland Herb Pudding
  • Cumberland Sand Cake
  • Devon Flats
  • Devon Squab Pie
  • Devonshire Cream Tea
  • Devonshire Apple Dappy
  • Doncaster Butterscotch
  • Dorset Cake
  • Dorset Knob
  • Dundee Biscuits
  • Dundee Cake
  • Eccles Cakes
  • Edinburgh Rock
  • Eton Mess
  • Essex Pea Soup
  • Essex Spice Cakes
  • Everton Mints
  • Exeter Pudding
  • Folkestone Pudding Pie
  • Grantham Gingerbread
  • Gourock Ham
  • Hawick Balls
  • Helston Pudding
  • Herefordshire Love in Disguise
  • Hertfordshire Pope Lady Cakes
  • Highland Toffee
  • Irish Stew
  • Huntingdon Pudding
  • Kendal Mint Cake
  • Kentish Huffkins
  • Kentish Well Pudding
  • Kerry Cake
  • Kirriemuir Gingerbread
  • Lancashire Hotpot
  • Lincoln Ginger Biscuits
  • London Pie
  • Maidstone Biscuits
  • Malvern Pudding
  • Manchester Pudding
  • Melton Mowbray Pork Pie
  • Monmouth Pudding
  • Norfolk Lamb Parcel
  • Northamptonshire Cheese Cake
  • Northamptonshire Seed Cake
  • Northumberland Felton Spice Loaf
  • Northumberland Pan Haggerty
  • Northumberland Singin' Hinnies
  • Oxford Pudding
  • Oxfordshire Carrot Pudding
  • Poor Knights of Windsor
  • Pontefract Cake
  • Ripon Cakes
  • Scone
  • Scotch Pancakes
  • Scotch Pie
  • Scottish Tablet
  • Selkirk Banock
  • Shoeburyness Pudding
  • Shrewsbury Biscuits
  • Shropshire Fidget Pie
  • Skirlie Mirlie
  • Somerset Cider Cake
  • Staffordshire Oatcakes
  • Suffolk Almond Pudding
  • Surrey Maids of Honour Cakes
  • Sussex Arundel Mullets
  • Sussex Blanket Pudding
  • Sussex Heavies
  • Sussex Hogs Pudding
  • Sussex Pond Pudding
  • Sussex Lardy Johns
  • Sussex Well Pudding Recipe
  • Swansea Fish Cakes
  • Tottenham Cake
  • Tregaron Broth
  • Welsh Cakes
  • Welsh Cheesecake
  • Welsh Cinnamon Cake
  • Welsh Dripping Cake
  • Welsh Pudding
  • West Country Easter Biscuits
  • Westmorland Easter Ledge
  • Westmorland Sweet Pie
  • West Riding Pudding
  • Wiltshire Devizes Pie
  • Yorkshire Moggie Cake