Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

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What is there to do?

The line-up for our very special 25th Anniversary Ludlow Food Festival in 2019 is  here! We keep adding more details so check back here when you can and make sure you're signed up to our newsletter... As always you will be guaranteed talks, demonstrations and tastings across Ludlow's three main stages including the Wots Cooking Stage (Inner Bailey), Graeme Kidd Stage (Outer Bailey) and The Fire Stage (Outer Bailey). We also have the ever-popular Bake In Time Stage (Inner Bailery) and the Aardvark Festival Bookshop (Castle Gardens). Each stage hosts different Chef,  Producer and Speaker appearances every day of the Festival. 

2019's line up includes: 

  • Superstar chef and meat fanatic, Gareth Ward, from the Michelin starred and 5 AA rosette Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms near Machynlleth
  • No big birthday is complete without cake, so baking expert, author, This Morning's TV cook and food stylist, Juliet Sear is giving a special nod to the Festival’s 25th birthday
  • Redefining plants will be Richard Buckley, chef and co-owner of the innovative vegan Acorn Restaurant in Bath
  • Always keen to show off local talent, Olivia Burt originally from Worcestershire, is the first woman to reach the Roux Scholarship Finals in four years
  • 2012’s GBBO winner, John Whaite will be sharing inspiration from his latest cookery book ‘A Flash in the Pan’
  • Awarding winning food historian and writer, Angela Clutton will be giving a special peek inside ‘The Vinegar Cupboard’
  • Named as one of the 100 most influential women in hospitality two years running, Emily Scott is the chef at The St Tudy Inn in Cornwall and recently appeared on Great British Menu
  • 3rd generation restaurateur, TV chef and food writer, Kwoklyn Wan reveals the secrets to cooking perfect Chinese takeaway dishes

Over on the popular Fire Kitchen stage...

... we've got some of the best live-fire cooking demos around!

2019 will feature among others:

The Aardvark festival bookshop sees...

Chefs and food experts from the Marches area:

And that's just for starters!

Talks & Tastings - these interactive sessions are your chance to 'meet the producers' as well as sample what they have to offer! From herbs, vegan street food, foraging and butchery - we like to cover it all!

There are also Slow Food workshops and masterclasses, which aren't included in your ticket price - but all the talks and chef demonstrations are completely FREE! 

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EVENTS IN LUDLOW

A chef doing a demonstration

13th, 14th & 15th
September 2019

Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

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May 2020

Beer, Bangers, Bread & Classic Cars
Like a Beer Festival but Better

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Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 11th
August 2019

Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

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