Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Romy Gill MBE

Where: Castle Outer Bailey

FIRE KITCHEN STAGE - with DJ BBQ as compere

Romy opened her 'Romy’s Kitchen' in Thornbury, Bristol in 2013 - one of the few female Indian Chef/Owners on the UK restaurant scene, and was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in 2016.

Her style of Indian cooking is very different from that found at the majority of Indian restaurants - she avoids the use of unnatural food colourings, and is a fan of combining Indian and British cuisine, using spices and flavours that she grew up with in India with ingredients that she was only introduced to when she moved to the UK.

Romy joins us here at Ludlow to discuss her new book, due to be published in September 2019 - "Zaika: Vegan Recipes from India"

Romy contributes regularly to food publications including Crumbs, Olive and Delicious. She has featured in The Guardian, where she had a residency in April 2016, also The Observer, The Telegraph, Evening Standard and she is the monthly recipe columnist for indy online.

In 2017, Romy travelled to India with Suitcase Magazine, where she explored and wrote articles on Ladakh and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and writes regularly for them.

A regular and a judge for the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. She has featured on Saturday Live, BBC Woman’s Hour, BBC Asian Network and 5Live.

With appearances on Celebrity MasterChef, Masterchef UK, The Hairy Bikers and James Martin as well as being the subject of a short film on “Family Dinners” on Food Network UK – it won't be a surprise to know she is currently working on other TV projects at the moment!

A Slow Food UK Chef Alliance member, cooking for England at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, Turin, Italy in September 2016.

Romy works with Frank Water Charity and Action Against Hunger Charity raising money which supplies clean drinking water in India and provide food and skills to people in Bangladesh, Burma and India.



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

8th & 9th
May 2021

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.