A Virtual Taste Tour of the UK

This week, the Clarence House social media channels are reflecting on some of Their Royal Highnesses' most appetising visits via a virtual taste tour of the United Kingdom.

Stay tuned for access to a traditional recipe from each of the four nations, provided by local businesses visited by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in recent years!


Starting in Scotland, the Blair Atholl Watermill in Highland Perthshire shared a recipe for their traditional oatcakes.

Based in Highland Perthshire, The Duchess of Rothesay saw one of the last working watermills in Scotland during her visit to the bakery in 2017. Wheat and oats are stoneground in the traditional manner to make flour for use in their tea room and bakery. 

Visit Blair Atholl Watermill's website, here.


Continuing on the virtual taste tour, Ginsters of Cornwall shared their recipe for the famous Cornish pasty!

Last summer, Her Royal Highness was taught how to crimp the pastry edge of a Cornish pasty, during a reception to celebrate Ginsters's 50th anniversary.

The family-run company has been baking pasties, using locally sourced ingredients, in Callington since 1969.

Visit Ginsters' website, here.

Northern Ireland

Next stop - Northern Ireland!

In 2004, The Prince of Wales visited family-run Ditty's Home Bakery in Castledawson. The bakery was founded in 1963 by Bobby Ditty and is now run by his son Robert, who is committed to using traditional methods to produce his hand-crafted baked goods. 

Take a look at how Ditty's create their traditional soda farls!

Visit Ditty's website, here.


The finale to our virtual taste tour is Wales!

In 2015, during a visit to The Village Bakery in Wrexham, Their Royal Highnesses tried their hand at flipping Welsh cakes on the large hot plates. In recent months, the bakery has been providing baked goods to frontline workers during the pandemic and continues to produce delicious bread, rolls and pies.

Visit The Village Bakery's website, here.