While Scots kick start their day with doorstep toast covered in scrambled eggs, for Geordies it’s a sausage stottie with lashings of brown sauce. Yorkshire-folk have the full Monty (full English breakfast), while it’s a sizzling bacon bap coated with ketchup for Scousers and Mancunians – who differ on many things but not their breakfast. And moving down south, Bristolians prefer a fresh healthy fruit salad and Londoners start their day with a warm bowl of porridge.
That's what a new survey run by Travelodge, to launch its new unlimited breakfast menu, has revealed.
The survey of 3,000 Britons uncovered that 84 per cent of British adults say breakfast is their most important meal of the day. However as you travel down the map of Britain, nowhere is the north/south divide more evident than in our choice of what we eat for breakfast.
While the north of Britain likes to start its day with a traditional meaty breakfast, the south prefers a lighter option such as fresh fruit, porridge or a bowl of cereal. A traditional bowl of Corn Flakes is the top breakfast choice for Brightoners, while the Welsh start their day with a bowl of Weetabix. People in Leicester and are grr-eat fans of Frosties, and Norfolkers are torn between muesli and toast with jam.
Further research findings revealed that on average Britons take just six minutes and 29 seconds to eat their breakfast. Meanwhile, across the UK, the average person eats breakfast at 07:25am.
And more than half (53 per cent) of British adults within the study said they rely on a cup of coffee to help wake up them up in the morning ahead of tea (31 per cent) and fruit juice (10 per cent). The study also found that 55 per cent of adults are using breakfast as the perfect opportunity to eat out and meet up with friends, or to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.
Here's the results in full:
Scotland – White toast with scrambled eggs
North East – Sausage stottie (with brown sauce)
Yorkshire – Full English
North West – Bacon buttie (with ketchup)
Wales – Weetabix
West Midlands – Coffee
East Midlands – Frosties
East – Muesli or toast with jam
South East – Corn Flakes
London – Porridge
South West – Fruit Salad