Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Gareth Ward

Where: Castle Inner Bailey

Regularly cited as the most exciting chef cooking in the UK today, Gareth Ward spends his time preserving seasonal ingredients and creating punchy Japanese-inspired sauces and dressings to act as perfect accompaniments to meat (which he dry-ages for up to 300 days himself).

The result is a menu at Ynyshir Restaurant & Rooms that is unlike anything else in the world, full of rich flavours that somehow marry together Japanese techniques and flavours with the wild ingredients of the Welsh countryside.

Photo credit: Fjona Black

2018/2019 awards so far include:

One Michelin Star
5 AA Rosettes
No 5 Good Food Guide 2019 with Gareth being theirChef of the Year 2019!
No 15 Harden's Best UK Restaurants 2018
Decanter Magazine Best UK Restaurant 2018
Best Place to Eat in Wales 2018
AA Best Wine List in the UK 2018



A chef doing a demonstration

11th, 12th & 13th
September 2020

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.

A musician playing at ludlow spring festival

16th & 17th
May 2020

Held in Ludlow Castle, more than 200 real ales, 150 classic vehicles and live music all weekend. That’s not forgetting over 60 food and drink producers to discover!

Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 9th
August 2020

A food and drink walk of approximately 8 miles adapted from our Italian twin town. A unique experience for food lovers and those wanting to explore the Ludlow landscape.