Seasonal British Produce


Seasonal produce in July is full of colour and sweetness. Juicy berries, crunchy new season peas and delicate fish from our shores. It’s time to feast on world class local produce.

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What British Produce Is In Season In July?

Seasonal British produce in July is brimming with colour and goodness.   From deep green spinach leaves packed with micronutrients to ruby red currants bursting with Vitamin C.  At this time of year, you don’t even need to venture beyond the supermarket for a vast and versatile range. But if you can get to a farm shop or market, it’s worth it. You will be richly rewarded with seasonal gems such as apricots, gooseberries and wet garlic.

Our philosophy when it comes to food is pretty simple: inspired globally, grown locally. There’s a whole selection of Mediterranean style vegetables, try them with grilled Huxley “squeaky cheese” from the brilliant Book and Bucket. Or make your own local ingredients tapas with tortilla, patatas bravas and a platter of Engish charcuterie.  Read our blog for tips on where to buy the best English charcuterie.

What English Wines Go With July Seasonal Produce?

English Red Wine:

Pinot Noir from England can vary in style depending on the producer, vintage and region.  See our tasting notes from the 2020 vintage to find the style that’s right for you.  As we are in al fresco season this is a wonderful time to try the lighter Pinots slightly chilled. Or some of the richer reds that work well with BBQ flavours.

  • BBQ meats with a richer red such as Pinot Noir from Essex or red blends like Meophams Union Red.
  • Spatchcock chicken with a chilled Pinot Noir such as Heppington.

English White Wine:


Bacchus is considered by many to be England’s signature grape and is often compared in style to Sauvignon Blanc.  There’s a wide choice from very floral and aromatic to lean and crisp. It’s the most easily avaiable English white wine to buy and it’s a great partner for July seasonal produce.

  • Spicy Vietnamese spring rolls with microherbs.
  • Grilled white fish with new season peas and courgettes.

Seasonal British Produce in August tempura

Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc

There are an increasing number of producers making Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.  On the whole these wines have a fresh, citrus taste and are a natural pairing for July seasonal British produce.  But there are some variations, particularly in English Pinot Blanc. Read tasting notes for 15 of the most exciting white Pinots available this season.

  • Tempura summer vegetables with cherry chili sauce.
  • Garlic prawns and summer stirfry.

English and Welsh Chardonnay covers the whole spectrum from crisp and mineral to oaked and opulent.

  • Mediterannean vegetable tart with a rich butter crust with an oaked chardonnay.
  • Pan fried plaice with plenty of new season vegetables with a mineral chardonnay.

English Sparkling Wine:

  • Fish cakes and home made fries with English Blanc de Blancs.
  • Spicy chicken wings with an English Sparkling Rosé.

English Rosé:

Read our blog 22 summer dishes to pair with English rosé for more inspiration.

  • Grilled chicken salad.
  • Courgetti with Old Winchester.
July British seasonal produce tomato tart


Seasonal British Vegetables

  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Broad Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Chillies
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • New Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Runner Beans
  • Spinach
  • Spring Greens
  • Spring Onions
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Watercress


Seasonal British Fruit

  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Rasberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Tayberries
English apricots July Seasonal British produce
July seasonal british produce smoked trout on toast


Seasonal British Seafood

Summer is a busy time for fishing fleets. The weather is usually calm and the warmer waters bring a wide variety of fish closer to shore. Where you live will determine what fish you can buy locally and sustainably.  For example, Plaice is a good bet across the whole of the UK this time of year. However, it’s only in the warmer shores of the south and south west that it’s possible to find John Dory and rare bream species.

  • Bass
  • Cornish crab
  • Dover sole
  • Hake
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Mullet
  • Plaice
  • Pollock
  • Sardines
  • Turbot
  • Whiting


Seasonal British Meat

Excellent quality British chicken, beef and pork are easily found in supermarkets all year round.  You can also pick up rabbit and farmed venison from most butchers any time of the year.  Wood pigeon may also be available all year round, as it has no gaming season. As such, it’s a good option if you like wild meat.

It is of course BBQ season. But if you are not keen on that chargrilled flavour, then try a summer roast. By that we mean roast the meat and serve with salad, salsa verde and new potatoes as an alternative to traditional roast trimmings.

  • Beef
  • Deer
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Rabbit
  • Spring lamb
  • Venison
  • Wood pigeon
BBQ Chicken July Seasonal British produce