Food & Drink

Bombay Sapphire Gin and Tonic Cocktail

Get a taste of England’s best breweries, distilleries and vineyards

With a host of virtual celebrations and online tours, everyone can get a taste of the action, while also thinking about where you might go on a group visit in the future.

Cheshire's Lion Salt Works Museum, tour group in front of the museum's 'subsiding house'

Cheese-themed tours at Cheshire’s Lion Salt Works museum

The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire’s industrial heritage museum, has launched two new tours for groups to learn about the county’s link to cheese and how it is manufactured.

Longleat's Festival of Light in 2018.

Longleat’s 2020 line-up features light festival, sky safari and foodie events

The stately home and wildlife park in Wiltshire has announced its line-up of key events taking place throughout next year, featuring a range of different festivals.

ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Group dining packages with the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Busaba

Groups are being invited to make use of an exclusive new dining package in Stratford, with a two-course lunch at Busaba before enjoying views across London at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. 

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus London

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus launches with grand opening party

Where else would you bump into Gloria Hunniford, Slipknot’s Sid Wilson and more Love Island stars than you can imagine? The grand opening of the Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus of course. 

Lost Lagoon

Rum inspired Lost Lagoon to open in Birmingham

Groups visiting Birmingham this autumn can take part in a new reinterpretation of Captain Henry Morgan’s world, navigating boats to a series of indoor islands to receive rum-based rations. 

Afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace

10 top Afternoon Tea experiences for groups

To celebrate Afternoon Tea week, here are some of the tastiest places to go with your members all year-round. 

Valencia, Spain

10 of the best: European cities for foodies

Choosing where to go for the best cuisine can be tough. Here are the 10 cities with the most choice and some tasty tips on what to try in each place.

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus, London

State-of-the art Hard Rock Cafe opens in Piccadilly Circus

Hard Rock International has opened its doors to a new cafe spanning two floors and 1,900 square metres in Piccadilly Circus’ Criterion Building

Birthday boy with frame and Lord Right

Harry Potter stage actress joins the cast of A Right Royale Tea

Elizabeth Hill, former cast member of West End show Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, will join the cast of A Right Royale Tea in the lead role of Lady Right from 21st July.

Waddesdon Manor Wine Tasting

Groups can visit Waddesdon’s new wine shop as part of cellar tour

The new wine shop at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire offers a range of Rothschild wines and can be visited as part of a groups’ wine Cellar tour.

Hard Rock Cafe Old Park Lane

Hard Rock Cafe London is first in the world to offer new menu

Hard Rock Cafe London has become the first location to debut the brand’s new menu, its most extensive yet with more than 20 new additions. 

Hard Rock Hotel London

Hard Rock Hotel London to open its doors this spring

The new and hotly anticipated hotel and restaurant is to welcome guests and diners very soon.

Gordan Castle Walled Garden

New gin festival comes to Scotland

A new gin festival will debut in Scotland this summer in the heart of the country’s malt whisky-producing region.

Gobspy bar in London

‘Secret’ speakeasy bar opens in London

If your group members have got a thirst for cocktails served with a twist of 1920’s mystique then seek out, in every sense, the newly-opened Gobpsy during your next visit to London.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace to host new talks in ‘Super Supper Clubs’

The palace will be the location of new informative evenings that will take place on selected dates throughout the year.

A glass of whisky

Head to Scotland for all things whisky

We take a look at some top whisky themed experiences for groups exploring Scotland.

Barcelona city view

10 group travel ideas: get away with the girls

If you’re organising a short break or holiday for a ladies-only group, here’s ten group travel ideas to cater for all ages and interests.

Only Fools and Horses the Dining Experience

Relive Only Fools & Horses with London dining experience

Having opened in London last year, further tickets have now been released for lunch and evening performances until April 2019.

Reader Club trip to Belvoir Castle

Melton Mowbray: History and food, glorious food

An experience all foodies must have, says Laura Sexton following Group Leisure’s latest Reader Club trip to Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area.

Hard Rock Cafe London Piccadilly Circus Street View

New Hard Rock Cafe opening in London will showcase modern vision

Hard Rock International has announced plans to open a new flagship cafe in London’s Piccadilly Circus in 2019. 

Dining on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Line's Brabant ship

Food and drink top of the list for cruisers

People who go on cruises value the quality of the food and drink above anything else, according to ABTA’s Holiday Habits report.

Rick Steins Cookery School

Fun foodie experiences to delight groups

Top foodie experiences, from sausage making workshops to food festivals, for groups to tuck into.

Food %26 Wine Tours

Holland America launches new culinary-themed cruises

Groups will be able to sample local delicacies as part of its 20 new onshore food and wine excursions.

Mamma Mia! The Party

Mamma Mia! dining experience to open at London O2

A dining experience, combined with the theatricals of the show Mamma Mia!, will be opening at The O2, London next spring.

Easton Walled Gardens

Nirvana for visitors at Easton Walled Gardens

It has been a 17-year labour of love, but Ursula Cholmeley’s restoration work on Lincolnshire’s ‘lost’ gardens is finally paying dividends.

The Dalesman

Scenic dinner cruises at Yorkshire’s Rendezvous Hotel

A family-run hotel has launched ‘dinner cruises’ on the Leeds to Liverpool canal following a successful trial.

Experience Oxfordshire

Raise a glass to literary greats with a walking tour of Oxford’s pubs

New walking tours of Oxford’s watering holes will offer an insight into the city’s drinking traditions from medieval to modern times.

Rochester Cathedral

Kent cathedral’s wine festival will revive ancient tradition

The halls of Rochester Cathedral will celebrate English wine this autumn, with a festival reviving a 1,000-year-old tradition started by monks.

Colwith Farm Distillery

New group gin tours launched in Cornwall

Visitors are now able to book tours of Cornwall's first gin and vodka distillery to learn about the process, “from plough to bottle”.

5 tasty ways for groups to celebrate World Chocolate Day

Ahead of World Chocolate Day on 7th July, we put together some ideas for planning a delicious day out.

The outdoors campaign runs from 15th to 24th June and aims to promote areas of natural beauty and encourage us to enjoy some great food against beautiful landscapes. Here are some ideas for group travel organisers to choose from:

GLT’s top picks: 5 places to enjoy National Picnic Week

Here’s a look at some superb spots to lay down a blanket and crack open the ham sandwiches with friends.

Dewar%E2%80%99s Aberfeldy Distillery

Scottish distillery launches whisky and chocolate tasting tour

Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery in Perthshire has launched an indulgent Whisky and Chocolate Tasting Tour that groups can book privately.

Hencote Vineyard Estate

Wine tours for groups announced as part of Shropshire vineyard expansion

Hencote Vineyard Estate is expanding its offering with wine tours and experiences, and a new restaurant.

RHS picnic

RHS offers special group rates for picnics this summer

The Royal Horticultural Society is offering delicious picnics and cream teas at special rates for groups across its gardens this summer.

Tower of London

Tower of London to hold Feast Food Festival

Foodie event, Feast at the Tower, run by River Street Events, will be held at the Tower of London this September.

Blenheim estate

Plenty in store for groups visiting Blenheim this autumn

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire has rounded up some of its autumn highlights for group visitors.

Hull Street Food Nights

Hull’s food and drink scene on the rise

Hull is seeing a major increase in its food and drink scene, with dedicated nights for visitors to enjoy local produce.

Maison Du Mezze

London’s top restaurants for large group dining

Break up a trip to London with a meal at one of these group-friendly restaurants, each with its own distinct character.

Christmas food preparation at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill reveals Very Victorian Christmas celebrations for groups

Blists Hill has revealed dates for two Very Victorian festive weekends this December.

20 Stories restaurant

20 Stories: A new reason for groups to visit Manchester

A meal at 20 Stories is worth a visit to Manchester in itself, but it easily ties into a beefier itinerary.

Cup of tea

Six unique tea experiences for groups

To celebrate National Tea Day on 21st April, we’ve rounded up six interesting tea experiences that you and your group will love, from tours to tea parties.

The Chameleon Tree

Revamped restaurant and coffee house now open at Longleat

The new facility, which can cater for up 420 people inside at any one time, has now opened to the public at Longleat in Wiltshire.

Taste Breaks

Riviera Travel set to launch new culinary holidays

Taste Break holidays will offer tailor-made short jaunts to some of Europe’s most enticing foodie cities.

Easter Eggs

Treat your group to these 'indulgent' trips

Today marks the end of Lent and to celebrate we’ve rounded up some group trip ideas that are all about indulgence.

Royal Three Counties Shows

Royal Three Counties Show to celebrate British countryside for 60th time

The annual show will return for its 60th year at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern this year.

Mill Rythe

Mill Rythe launches dedicated Christmas packages for GTOs

Mill Rythe Holiday Village on Hayling Island is launching a series of Christmas lunches dedicated to group organisers, after trialling them during last year’s festive season.

Afternoon Tea in the Duchess Tea Room

Special afternoon tea for groups at Woburn this August

The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey and Gardens will be celebrating Afternoon Tea Week with a special group offering.

BAi360

Groups welcome at new BA i360 dining experience

The first Sky Dining evenings at British Airways i360 will take place in April and May, offering a three course meal with views over Brighton and Hove.

Salt tasting

Five of the tastiest foodie trips in Wales

To mark St David’s Day this week we’ve highlighted some of the top foodie experiences for groups in Wales.

Twilight Suppers

Twilight suppers for groups new at Burghley

Twilight at Burghley, running from 3rd to 6th October, will return for the second time this autumn, with the introduction of new ‘Twilight Suppers’ for groups.

Great British Food Festival

Three extra venues announced for Great British Food Festival

This year’s Great British Food Festivals will see three new locations added to the venue line-up.