1st - DH Wall & Son, Wild Boar with Pork, Honey and Mustard
2nd - A H Griffiths, Griffiths traditional pork
3rd - Reg May, 'Paddington Bear' traditional pork blended with homemade onion marmalade
1st - Reg May, 'Paddington Bear' traditional pork blended with homemade onion marmalade
2nd - Beamans of Bridgnorth, Purebred Gloucester Old Spot with shallot and handpicked wild sage
3rd - Ludlow Food Centre, Gloucester Old Spot Pulled Pork
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1st - Butty Bach, Wye Valley Brewery served at Ye Olde Bull Ring Travel
2nd - Blonde, Ludlow Brewery served at Ludlow Brewery
3rd - Boiling Well, Ludlow Brewery served at the Feathers Hotel
1st - Blonde, Ludlow Brewery, served at Ludlow Brewery
2nd - Stairway, Ludlow Brewery served at the Nelson Inn
3rd - Blonde, Joules Brewery served at the Rose and Crown
1st - Conner Griffiths
2nd - Sean Casswell
3rd - Daisy Dixon from Wildwood Kitchen
1st - Robin Elt Shoes
2nd - Rickards & Son
3rd - CW Sellers
Saturday 10th September 2016
Britain's most amazing food event!
Start from 9.30am to 2pm Saturday only
Tickets are £4.50 each available on the day (only) from the Ludlow Food Festival Information Point situated near the entrance to the castle. Tickets may also be available from Ludlow's butchers' shops during the week leading up to the Festival.
No sausages served after 3pm.
Price includes sausage in a bread roll from the Festival's Sausage Stall on completion of the trail. Ticket/voting forms with full instructions available from 9.30 am on the day from the Festival Information Stall near the castle entrance. Some are also available from the butchers in advance (personal callers only). Numbers are limited to 2,000.
Explore Ludlow and visit its celebrated independent butchers, who are each making their own recipes for the Festival Sausage of the Year. At each butcher's shop, taste the sausage and award it points out of ten.
This year we are lucky enough to host three guest butchers who will be 'popping up' around town. Locations to be revealed very soon.
The sausage with the most points wins the 'People's Choice' award, with an 'Experts' Choice' award to be judged by a special panel at 4pm on the Graeme Kidd Stage. The awards will be presented in the castle from 3.30pm on Sunday.
LUDLOW FOOD CENTRE - Bromfield Bromfield, Ludlow - 01584 856000 www.ludlowfoodcentre.co.uk
Launched in 2007, Ludlow Food Centre has strived to offer the best fresh, local, seasonal and handmade food. All their sausages are made with their rare breed Gloucester Old Spot pork to ensure they have a great flavour and texture.
D W WALL AND SON - Ludlow
14 High Street, Ludlow - 01584 872060 www.dwwallsludlow.co.uk
Specialist in rare breed and traditional breeds of beef and pork all sourced locally. Local game, in season. A variety of award winning home made sausages, home of the ‘Ludlow Sausage’.
A H GRIFFITHS – Ludlow
11 Bull Ring, Ludlow - 01584 872141
Home killed meat, dressed and presented to the highest standard, including - beautiful ‘crowns’ and ‘cushions’. Prepared burgers and marinated ribs. Homemade black puddings, faggots and pates. Ham on the bone. Delicious variety of homemade sausages. Award winning, dry-salted, home cured bacon.
BOWKETTS – Tenbury Wells
Market Square, Tenbury Wells - 01584 810351 www.bowketts.co.uk/Butchery/
With award winning sausages, Bowketts have been serving Tenbury Wells since 1908! Their huge selection of fresh meats and poultry are sourced locally from the Herefordshire and Worcestershire regions.
REG MAY – Ditton Priors
Butchers Shop, Ditton Priors - 01746 712628
Reg May and Son is a traditional family butchers in the heart of Shropshire's farming community. They are renowned for their pork pies as well as their homemade sausages!
BEAMAN’S of Bridgnorth est. 1890
Beaman’s, 46, High Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire - 01746 762005 www.bridgnorthbutcher.co.uk
Beaman's produce and source the highest quality traditionally reared produce, working with local farmers to ensure full traceability throughout. Over twelve varieties of award wining homemade Gloucester Old Spot Pork sausages available at all times.
Entry form £6.50 from the Ludlow Food Festival Information Point situated near the castle entrance; a limited number will be on sale from Friday at 4pm, the remainder from 9.30am on Saturday
Full instructions and information on the ticket. Expect to visit 12 pubs or more, and a brewery. Award each beer marks out of 10 to vote for the People's Choice Festival Ale of the Year. There is also an Experts Choice, which will be judged at on Saturday afternoon by a panel of 'experts'.
Please note: Age 18 or over only. Do not drink and drive.
We would like to say a HUGE thank you this year to Ludlow Brewery for thier Sponsorship of the Ale Trail! Check out their Brewery Tours HERE to get booked up for the Food Festival weekend!
There are two talks and demonstration stages within the festival and they are both free to attend.
Taste Workshops are led by expert producers or chefs who will guide you through a tutored tasting of selected food and drink. Booking is essential!
The Pink Lady Photography Exhibition is back again in 2016 at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms for the whole weekend and is FREE to go and enjoy.
Gorillas On Tour -
Make sure you keep your eyes peeled around Ludlow to discover 7 brightly coloured Gorillas from the British Ironworks Centre
There will be plenty of other events and activites taking place around the town and surrouding area both in the lead up and over the weekend of the Festival itself.
Marcus Bean brings together an amazing selection of chefs in an entertaining and interactive day which as always promises to bring fantastic food and the best chefs from across the UK.
Get inspired by what nature has to offer and all you can create from its offerings. You can find endless flowers and flora to take home to create tasty dishes.
The festival simply could not happen without its band of merry men & women; so come and be part of this fantastic team!