“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?""I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.”

A.A. Milne  


2 sausage, 2 bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, slice of black pudding, 1 fried egg, half a fried slice, piece of toast and a cuppa of tea – who could ask for more? 

This is a breakfast fit for kings and one traditionally set aside to begin our weekends; tuck into on a Saturday morning, leisurely eat whilst reading the papers on a Sunday and one we all miss when on our jollies unless we go to Spain and then it’s like home from home!  Wherever you find the British you are bound to find somewhere that does a Full English! 

However, in this health-conscious world we live in you may have thought that a Full English Breakfast may not be the healthiest way to start the day, but how wrong can one be as such a food feast in the morning can help boost the metabolism and if grilled rather than fried it needn’t be unhealthy! 

Full English. Full Monty. A fry-up.  All Dayer. Whatever you call it, its national institution. There are few nations that do breakfast better than the British!

Whether you have a long day ahead or are preparing yourself just for a lazy Sunday, this culinary combo of tradition has got to be the breakfast - it’s fair to say that nothing quite beats a Full English Breakfast! 

It’s easy to make and even easier to eat and be enjoyed with either ketchup or brown sauce! (got to be Heinz!)

The 'common' full English breakfast consists of bacon, eggs, sausage, baked beans, fried tomato, fried mushrooms, black pudding, fried and toasted bread.  Accompanied by tea or coffee and hot, buttered toast, just typing about it makes me salivate at the thought!

It may also include other items such as baked beans and hash browns (the latter being controversial as many believe they do not belong in a traditional Full English).

Ingredients seem to vary depending on where you happen to be and are a subject still open to debate.

The Full English is absolutely centuries old and one that can trace its roots back to the early 1300's. The tradition of the English breakfast first began with the gentry, before then being adopted by the Victorians who refined the tradition into an art form.

Then came along the Edwardians who standardised the ingredients, giving us the English breakfast that we mostly eat today and in doing so, created a truly a national breakfast tradition and an icon of British culinary culture.

Digging into a piping hot fry up is an eating experience that can set you right no matter what; albeit this is a breakfast that should be treated as more of a treat rather than making a regular appearance on the breakfast table!

 Don’t go bacon my heart

Full English


as it could if it fried!


“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.”
Robert A. Heinlein 

“I was seven before I realised that you could eat breakfast with your pants on.”
Christopher Moore

“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.”

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)