Ludlow Food Festival

Introducing the Next Generation of Gourmet Salt

Introducing the Next Generation of Gourmet Salt

Introducing the Next Generation of Gourmet Salt - Droitwich Salt to Launch at Ludlow Food Festival. Discover more here...

In Conversation with Mark & Sue Stinchcombe

In Conversation with Mark & Sue Stinchcombe

In conversation with the brilliant Head Chefs of Eckington Manor, Mark & Sue Stinchcombe. Don't miss them on Saturday 9th September on the Wots Cooking Stage. 

PLAN YOUR DAY WITH US

PLAN YOUR DAY WITH US

Plan your day with us and leave plenty of time to arrive at Ludlow Castle so as to avoid missing any of the fun and food. Find out all you need to know here...

Discover Chefslocker at this year's Ludlow Food Festival

Discover Chefslocker at this year's Ludlow Food Festival

Make sure you discover the fantatsic Chefslocker at the Sunday Market this year. You will also see his Japenese Kitchen Knives and Konro Grill being used by chef, Brad Carter during his demo. Discover more here... 

Iron & Fire Speciality Coffee Roaster is among the Great Taste winners of 2017

Iron & Fire Speciality Coffee Roaster is among the Great Taste winners of 2017

Iron & Fire Speciality Coffee Roaster is among the Great Taste winners of 2017. Discover more here...

Celebrating Festival Sponsor Wenlock Spring

Celebrating Festival Sponsor Wenlock Spring

We are so lucky to once again have the support of our brilliant Festival Sponsor, Wenlock Spring. Discover more here...

Indian Street Food Comes to the Festival

Indian Street Food Comes to the Festival

Indian Street Food is coming to the Food Festival. Discover more here...

Press de Cuba Team Up With Swift's Bakery

Press de Cuba Team Up With Swift's Bakery

The brilliant Press de Cuba have teamed up with the renowned Swift's Bakery, to create the ultimate cuban sandwich. Discover more here...

Rayeesa's Chicken Curry Recipe

Rayeesa's Chicken Curry Recipe

Discover Rayeesa's fabulous recipe for chicken curry here...

In Conversation with Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys

In Conversation with Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys

Rayeesa's Indian Kitchen is Herefordshire's first and only authentic Indian Cookery School, set in the peaceful and tranquil setting of a 15th Century farmhouse kitchen. Learn from Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys, who is passionate about sharing her love of Indian food with others. 

Chef Spotlight: Tom Court

Chef Spotlight: Tom Court

Tom is an Award winning Former Head Chef of many years standing with 2 AA Rosettes to his name, but now doing it for himself - running his own catering company 'Sticky Fig Catering' based in the West Midlands. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Richard Bainbridge

Chef Spotlight: Richard Bainbridge

Richard is Chef/Owner of 'Benedicts' in Norwich - his first solo venture alongside wife Katya. He is a fantastic chef whom we are thrilled to welcome back to the Graeme Kidd Stage on Sunday 10th September. Discover more here...

Discover Chock Shop

Discover Chock Shop

Discover the delicious Chock Shop at this year's Ludlow Food Festival. 

Discover and Support Self-Help Africa

Discover and Support Self-Help Africa

Discover and Support Self-Help Africa at this year's Ludlow Food Festival...

Discover Champion & Reeves

Discover Champion & Reeves

Discover luxury confectionery brand, Champion & Reeves, at this year's Ludlow Food Festival.... 

Celebrating Festival Sponsor, Fentimans

Celebrating Festival Sponsor, Fentimans

We are thrilled that Fentimans is sponsoring the Festival this year, and will be bringing their bespoke Pop Up Botanical Bar into the Castle serving their award winning drinks and cocktails all weekend. 

Chef Spotlight: Paul Crowe

Chef Spotlight: Paul Crowe

A chef for nearly 25 years, Paul Crowe’s career has taken him up and down the country where he’s worked with some of the best in the business. He will be on the Graeme Kidd Stage on Staurday 9th September. Discover more here...

Discover Silver Bursary Winner: Colcombe House

Discover Silver Bursary Winner: Colcombe House

Congratulations to Silver Bursary winner, Kier Rogers of Colcombe House. Discover more about this brilliant drinks business here...

Discover Silver Bursary Winner: Send Cake

Discover Silver Bursary Winner: Send Cake

Congratulations to Silver Bursary winner, Martha Williams of Send Cake. Discover more about this brilliant foodie business here...

Discover Toot Sweets at this Year's Festival

Discover Toot Sweets at this Year's Festival

Discover the fabulous Toot Sweets at this year's Festival....

Gold Bursary Winner: Continuum Conceits

Gold Bursary Winner: Continuum Conceits

Introducing the fabulous brand, Continuum Conceits, a luxury artisan chocolate brand based in Hereford. Continuum Conceits are the winners of our Gold Bursary 2017. Meet the maker here...

Chef Spotlight: Felice Tocchini

Chef Spotlight: Felice Tocchini

Felice Tocchini specialises in using fresh, seasonal produce to create delicious food with an Italian twist, and is especially known for his creativity which has resulted in him appearing on numerous television programmes. See him on Sunday 10th September on the Wots Cooking Stage. 

Chef Spotlight: Lee Watson

Chef Spotlight: Lee Watson

Lee is the author of the new vegan cookbook 'Peace and Parsnips' and one half of the presenting team of 24 Hour Kitchen's 'Meat vs Veg'. He will be demoing on the Wots Cooking Stage on Saturday 9th September. 

Chef Spotlight: Mark & Sue Stinchombe

Chef Spotlight: Mark & Sue Stinchombe

Chefs Sue and Mark Stinchombe are the couple behind the Farm to Fork food philosophy at the heart of Eckington Manor. Make sure you head to the Wots Cooking Stage on Saturday 9th September to see this extraordinary couple in action. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Mark Harris

Chef Spotlight: Mark Harris

Mark is Manager and Head Chef at The Pheasant Inn, Neenton. His philosophy is to focus on a creative, British seasonal menu, changing daily to reflect the best of seasonal produce, which is locally sourced where possible. See him on Sunday 10th September on the Graeme Kidd Stage.

Discover Old Granary Pierogi

Discover Old Granary Pierogi

Discover Old Granary Pierogi at this year's Ludlow Food Festival.

Chef Spotlight: Gareth Ward

Chef Spotlight: Gareth Ward

Gareth Ward is Chef Patron at 'Ynyshir,' a Michelin star, four AA rosette restaurant and rooms which offers dining experiences featuring, in Ward’s own northern dialect, ‘Alternative British Snap (food)’ packed with flavour. He joins us at 3pm, Saturday 9th September on the Graeme Kidd Stage. Discover more here. 

Chef Spotlight: Marcus Bean

Chef Spotlight: Marcus Bean

In 2017 Top Chef Friday will be organised by celebrity chef and Brompton Cookery School owner Marcus Bean. Read more about this fantastic chef in our latest blog. 

Chef Spotlight: Daniel Jones

Chef Spotlight: Daniel Jones

Award winning Chocolatier, Daniel Jones, will be joining the Graeme Kidd Stage on Saturday 9th September. Discover more about Daniel here...

Chef Spotlight: Michel Nijsten

Chef Spotlight: Michel Nijsten

Michel Nijsten is Executive Head Chef at 'The Albright Hussey Manor' near Shrewsbury. An Ambassador for Shropshire Producers, Michel's strong belief in using local produce is a huge selling point in the Restaurant. Come and see Michel on the Graeme Kidd Stage on Saturday 9th September. Discover more here...

Chef Spotlight: Daren Bale

Chef Spotlight: Daren Bale

Daren Bale is an award winning chef with a commitment to cooking local, seasonal produce. He will be joining the Graeme Kidd Stage on Sunday 10th September. Discover more here...

Seriously Spotlight: Adele Nozedar

Seriously Spotlight: Adele Nozedar

Join us on Saturday 9th September for Seriously Wild with Forager and Food Writer, Adele Nozedar. Discover more here...

Seriously Spotlight: Peter Cook

Seriously Spotlight: Peter Cook

Join reknowned baker, Peter Cook, on Sunday 10th September for his Seriously Real Bread talk. Discover more here...

Literary Ludlow: Bill Sewell

Literary Ludlow: Bill Sewell

Join Foodwriter and Restaurateur, Bill Sewell, on Sunday 10th September as he brings his latest book, Bill's Kitchen, to Literary Ludlow in conjunction with Aardvark Books. Discover more here....

Chef Spotlight: John Whaite

Chef Spotlight: John Whaite

John is a food writer and cook. He writes frequently for the Telegraph, and is resident chef on ITV's Lorraine. He is also co-host of ITV's hit daytime show, Chopping Block. See him on Friday 8th September when he will also be signing copies of his latest book, Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul. 

Radnor Hills Share Their Love for Ludlow Food Festival

Radnor Hills Share Their Love for Ludlow Food Festival

Radnor Hills are back for yet another year at their favourite Ludlow Food Festival. Whipping up a variety of scrumptious cocktails and soft drinks for visitors to enjoy. Discover more in their guest blog. 

Cake Aspirations Receives 3 Stars in the GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2017

Cake Aspirations Receives 3 Stars in the GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2017

Beccy Whittal's business, Cake Aspirations, has just received the huge kudos of receiving the 3 Star Great Taste Award for her Salted Caramel Fudge. Discover more here...

Seriously Spotlight: Eva Humphries

Seriously Spotlight: Eva Humphries

Don't miss our SERIOUSLY..... Talks at this year's Ludlow Food Festival. 

On Friday 8th September we are thrilled to welcome Nutritional Therapist, Eva Humphries, who will be discussing her thoughts on being Seriously... Fad Free.

Chf Spotlight: Kath Corfield

Chf Spotlight: Kath Corfield

Passionate about real bread, and the difference making your own can have on your health and happiness, Kath Corfield set up her cookery school 'The Veg Patch Kitchen' in 2014. She will be joining the Talks & Tastings Stage on Friday 8th September.

Chef Spotlight: Karl Martin

Chef Spotlight: Karl Martin

Karl Martin is Chef/Patron of the 3 AA Rosette 'Old Downton Lodge' Restaurant with Rooms, nestled deep in the hills just outside Ludlow. He will be joining the Wots Cooking Stage on Friday 8th September. Discover more here. 

Spotlight: Lizzy Hughes

Spotlight: Lizzy Hughes

Lizzy runs ‘Our Lizzy’ Cookery School in Malvern Link in Worcestershire where you can learn how to cook a variety of simple, tasty, nutritious meat free recipes. She will be joining us on Friday 8th September. Discover more here...

Spotlight: Dudley Martin

Spotlight: Dudley Martin

With more than 20 years’ experience in making artisan cheeses, Ludlow Food Centre’s Dairy Manager, Dudley Martin, is a fountain of knowledge. He will be doing his Talk and Tasting on Friday 8th September. 

Chef Spotlight: Suree Coates

Chef Spotlight: Suree Coates

Suree is the award winning Chef Patron of the much acclaimed 'King and Thai' at Broseley near historic Ironbridge in Shropshire, which she runs with her partner Simon Turner. She will be joining the Wots Cooking Demo Stage on Friday 8th September. Discover more in our latest blog.

Best New Product 2017

Best New Product 2017

Once again it’s time to get your Best New Products across to us to be judged…. Last year we had some amazing entries and the press and coverage from those was well received over the weekend and beyond.

Chef Sotlight: Prudence Staite

Chef Sotlight: Prudence Staite

Prudence Staite sculpts with chocolate and food, to make edible art. Come and be amazed by her chocolate sculptures when she demostrates on the Wots Cooking Stage on Friday 8th September.

Spotlight: John Brereton

Spotlight: John Brereton

With over 20 years experience, John is Butchery Manager at Ludlow Food Centre and has been part of the winning formula since it opened in 2007. Join us in the Talks & Tastings stage on Friday 8th September to hear John talk about butchery.  

Talks & Tastings: Rupert Bennett

Talks & Tastings: Rupert Bennett

Three years ago, Rupert Bennett and his wife Tracey decided to start a cold pressed rapeseed oil business which has been a huge success. A year ago they diversified into salad dressings and marinades and Rupert will be talking about and demonstrating both oil and dressings at the Festival.

Chef Spotlight: Brad Carter

Chef Spotlight: Brad Carter

Brad Carter is Chef/Director of the Michelin starred 'Carters of Moseley.' We are thrilled that he will be joining the Wots Cooking Stage on Sunday 10th September. Discover more in our latest blog. 

Chef Spotlight: Pete Lawrence

Chef Spotlight: Pete Lawrence

Pete Lawrence is an author, broadcaster, cook, gardener and one of the UK’s leading Television Producers in the Food Genre. He will be joining us on Saturday 9th September for Talks and Tastings and for a Chef Demo on the Wots Cooking Stage. Discover more here. 

In Conversation with Ludlow Brewery

In Conversation with Ludlow Brewery

Ludlow Brewery has always been an incredible sponsor and partner of the Food Festival. This year we have some very exciting plans with the Brewery so we thought it would be a good opportunity for us to chat with Gary Walters who founded the brewery along with his wife Alison in 2006. 

Join the Slow Food Revolution

Join the Slow Food Revolution

Sue Chantler, Chair, Ludlow Marches Slow Food tells us about what Slow Food is and its relationship with the Ludlow Food Festival. This year the International Slow Food AGM will be held during the Festival, a huge honour for us. 

Chef Spotlight: Andy Link

Chef Spotlight: Andy Link

Andy is the award winning Chef/Patron, Gardener and Bee Keeper of the recently awarded 2 AA Rosette 'Riverside Inn' at Aymestrey in Herefordshire. Discover more in our latest Chef Spotlight. 

Chef Spotlight: Shaun Hill

Chef Spotlight: Shaun Hill

We are thrilled to be welcoming Shaun Hill to the Wots Cooking Stage on Sunday 10th September who will be folowing his demo by signing his new book, "Salt is Essential". 

Discover more about this inspirtaional chef...

Exciting Bursary Opportunities for Food & Drink Businesses

Exciting Bursary Opportunities for Food & Drink Businesses

NEW for 2017, we have two bursary opportunities for exhibitors. Find out about our Gold and Silver bursary packages designed to help new and up and coming food and drink producers from the Ludlow and Marches area. 

Chef Spotlight: Hang Fire Smokehouse

Chef Spotlight: Hang Fire Smokehouse

Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn traveled to America in 2012 – 2013 on a roadtrip of epic proportions to find out ‘what exactly is american bbq?’. Their mission was to attend masterclasses, listen to pearls of wisdom from backyard and competition ‘cuers’ alike and try as much bbq as possible. They will be joining the Wots Cooking Stage on Saturday 9th September. Find out more about them here...

Chef Spotlight: Elisabeth Luard

Chef Spotlight: Elisabeth Luard

Join us for our Wots Cooking Chef Spotlight on Elisabeth Luard who is joining us on Friday 8th September. 

Blending Tradition & Innovation | Oliver's Cider

Blending Tradition & Innovation | Oliver's Cider

A story of innovation, friendship and great cider. Discover Oliver's Cider at this year's Spring and Food Festival. 

The Story of Harry's Milkshakes

The Story of Harry's Milkshakes

Discover the unique taste of Harry's Milkshakes in the latest Ludlow Food Festival blog.

Discover Radnor Hills at Ludlow Food & Spring Festivals

Discover Radnor Hills at Ludlow Food & Spring Festivals

Radnor Hills have been supporting and exhibiting at the Ludlow Spring and Food Festival for years now. Always an incredibly popular business, we caught up with Managing Director, William Watkins, to find out what to expect from Radnor Hills at this year's festivals. 

Shropshire Salumi: Local, Quality, Innovative

Shropshire Salumi: Local, Quality, Innovative

Your taste buds will be firing when you read about the delicious range of handmade salamis all made form high welfare Gloucester Old Spot Pork and other locally sourced ingredients that Will Macken of Shropshire Salumi will be bringing to the Spring and Food Festival. Discover Shropshire Salumi here... 

Made with Love and Care | Sytch Farm Studios

Made with Love and Care | Sytch Farm Studios

Sytch Farm Studios, nestled in the beautiful Shropshire countryside is the home and creative work space of potter, Gill, and carpenter, Jon. Together they make absolutely beautiful pieces for the home and kitchen. Discover what they will be bringing to Ludlow Food Festival this year...

Authentic, Italian, Quality | In Conversation with La Triestina

Authentic, Italian, Quality | In Conversation with La Triestina

Growing up with Italian parents, food and drink have always been an integral and important part of the lives of Mia and Melody, otherwise known as La Triestina. Regular and popular features on the Food Festival circuit, we love the ladies and look forward to sharing their authentic, quality, Italian fare each year. Here we are in conversation with Mia and Melody as they prepare for Festival season to begin.

Spotlight: Wenlock Spring

Wenlock Spring is a family business which commenced bottling water in1989 and since this date the central focus has been to produce a high quality premium water, sourced responsibly and packaged in an environmentally conscious way. The company has sponsored a number of events this weekend as well as having an exhibitor stand. We interviewed Director, Matthew Orne to find out more....

Spotlight: Hook and Son

Find out about Hook & Son who will be travelling from Borough Market in London to our Sunday Market for the Ludlow Food Festival. They produce Raw Dairy and tell us all about its health benefits as well as their fascinating story in our Spotlight Blog. 

Meet the Producer: La Triestina

La Triestina is a small family run all Italian business based in Shropshire, specialising in selling and marketing their Region’s best products: Friuli Venezia Giulia, an undiscovered gem lying between the Adriatic Sea and the Carso Highlands in the far east of Italy. A familiar and popular face at the Food Festival, we interviewed Mia and Melody for our Meet the Producer blog series. 

Meet the Producer: Lajina Masala

Lajina Leal is a one-woman spice dynamo from Shropshire who, with her brand Lajina Masala, is teaching us all how to cook easy, healthy and authentic Indian food packed with flavour. With her easy to use Masala Spice Pots she has given us the freedom and opportunity to cook great Indian food at home. Find out more in our Meet the Producer blog.

Spotlight: Chef James Sherwin

Chef James Sherwin is passionate about food, Shropshire and foraging. All of them are lovingly and skilfully brought together in his Wild Shrophshire Pop Up Restuarants around the county. We are thrilled to be hosting James' Wild Shropshire during the Ludlow Food Festival this year. We interviewed him to find out more about it. 

Meet the Producer: Sue Gilmore

Sue Gilmour Chocolate is a small Herefordshire-based chocolate company built around Sue's passion for chocolate. Find out about her wonderful world of chocolate in today's Meet the Producer blog. 

Spotlight: Swifts Bakery

Swifts Bakery is a fifth generation family business with 150 years history in the Midlands. They have always had a passion for creating new ideas for bread, both for wholesale and over-the-counter to customers in our four shops. Their aim is to help people enjoy real bread and to support the artisan trade to which they proudly belong. We interviewed artisan Baker Robert Swift for the latest in our blog series for Ludlow Food Festival 2016. 

Meet the Producer: Three Tuns Brewery

Three Tuns Brewery in Shropshire was established in 1642 and is the UK's oldest brewery.People come from all over the world to visit the Three Tun's Brewery, not just for its incredible history, but because the beer is so good. Find out more about this bastion of Brewing history in today's Meet the Producer blog. 

Meet the Producer: Bennett & Dunn

With an exciting weekend at Ludlow Food Festival coming up, including a fantastic talk from Rupert on the Buy-From Shropshire Stage, we caught up with Rupert & Tracey Bennett to talk quality, family & Saturday Kitchen!

Meet the Producer: From Field and Flower

Bringing their unique range of wonderful raw (unpasteurised) honeys to the Ludlow Food Festival this year is Sam and Stefano of From Field and Flower. It was a pleasure to interview Sam as part of the Meet the Producer blog series. 

Meet the Producer: Miranda's Preserves

Find out what Miranda's Preserves has to offer at this year's Ludlow Food Festival.

Meet the Producer: Wil's Smokehouse

Wil’s Smokehouse produces a variety of Organic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan friendly smoked foods in accordance with a 160 year old recipes. I had the pleasure of interviewing Heather and Jim just after they finished Burwarton Show. Here they look forward to Ludlow Food Festival in September.

Meet the Producer: Radnor Hills

This year sees the 25th anniversary of Radnor Hills.  When MD, William Watkins, returned to his family farm from university and decided to sell his water rather than the sheep and cattle, the Radnor Hills journey began. I had the pleasure of interviewing William for our Meet the Producer blog series in the run up to Ludlow Food Festival 2016.

Meet Ludlow Food Centre's Dairy Manager, Dudley Martin

With more than 20 years’ experience in making artisan cheeses, Ludlow Food Centre’s Dairy Manager, Dudley Martin, is a fountain of knowledge. Find out more about Dudley in today's blog. 

Ludlow Lifestyle: Spotlight on Ludlow Food Centre

It’s a busy time of year for Ludlow Food Centre – as well as thinking ahead to the treats that Christmas will bring us, even the most seasoned of foodies are excited by the prospect of autumn’s tantalising offerings, and the celebrations of great food that lie ahead.

Meet Ludlow Food Centre's Butchery Manager, John Bereton

With barbecue season in full swing, we speak to Ludlow Food Centre's Butchery Manager, John Brereton, about how he and his team are gearing up for summer...

Flower and White: Appetite for Success

Flower & White are the award winning innovators behind a range of gourmet sweet treats - Merangz, Muffinz, Tweeners and Custardz. Find out about this rapidly growing Shropshire business in today's blog and make sure you find them at this year's Ludlow Food Festival.

Meet the Producer: Black Mountains Smokery

We had the pleasure of getting to know Jo from Black Mountains Smokery in the next in our Meet the Producer blog series. With only 8 weeks to go until the Ludlow Food Festival, we thought you would like to know a little bit more about our wonderful producers….

Meet the Producer: Loco Lobo Mexican Cuisine

I had the pleasure of interviewing Helen from Loco Lobo Mexican Cuisine as part of our Meet the Producer blog series as we get ready for the Ludlow Food Festival 2016. 

Meet the Producer: French Flavour

We love the fact the the Fetsival has a continental feel, whilst still promoting and supporting local businesses and producers. In today’s Meet the Producer interview we meet Ian Rowley from French Flavour. If you have a passion for French food then look no further that this wonderful business. 

Meet the Producer: A Little Bit Food Co.

Inspired by the incredible versatility of fresh herbs and coming from a long line of avid gardeners and foodies, it was only natural for Sophie Lane Fox to start her own business bringing all of this together. We had the pleasure of talking to Sophie about A Little Bit Food Co. who will be exhibiting at this year’s Ludlow Food Festival.

Ludlow Food Festival Meets Festival Sponsor, NETHERTON FOUNDRY.

As well as being Festival sponsors, Netherton Foundry will be providing all the pans for the demo stages, so you will have plenty of opportunity to see their fantastic products in action if you have not done so before. I had the pleasure of talking to Netherton Foundry designer, Neil, in our Meet the Producer blog series.