From Ham in west London, to Sandwich on the Kent coast, like a good apple pie, Britain is stuffed with tasty-sounding place names!
The Slightly Overcooked Map of Tasty British Place Names names by Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick, features 100s of genuine place names throughout the land, full of sweet and savoury geographically placed morsels, proving that Britain really does know its Cockles (Northumberland) from its Mussel Point (Cornwall). Here’s their top 10 tasty-sounding place names for starters….
1. Guzzle Down (Devon) – a wonderfully-named hill just inland from the world-famous English Riviera.
2. Greedy Gut (East Riding of Yorkshire) – a little-known channel of water, part of the otherwordly beauty of Spurn Point.
3. Rumblings (Shetland Islands) – only a spud’s throw from the northernmost point of Britain.
4. Bakebare (Banffshire, Scotland) – great mental imagery (and an idea for a new TV show?)
5. Fryup (North Yorkshire) – encompassing Great Fryup Dale and Great Fryup Beck.
6. Towcester (Northamptonshire) – goes very well with… Teapot (Stirling).
7. Nut Crackers (Devon) – a beautiful spot on Dartmoor.
8. Drunken Bottom (Oxfordshire) – there are many place names in Britain containing ‘Bottom’ and this is one of the best!
9. Burgar (Orkney Islands) – how can such a small area of land contain so many foodie places… Fillets, The Kettle, Stews, Dishes, Feastown and Barrel of Butter, to name a few?
10. Belchford (Lincolnshire) and Burpham (there are two – Surrey and West Sussex) – the time-honoured way to finish a great meal!
Do you live near anywhere that’s tasty-sounding?