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.
Explore Ludlow and visit the towns independent butchers, together with guest butchers from Shropshire and Herefordshire, who will be 'popping up' around town. All are each making their own recipes for the Ludlow Food Festival 'Sausage of the Year'.
Not taken part before...then Here's How It Works!
- The Sausage Trail takes place between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 14th, and we suggest that you don't start any later than 2pm as the last sausages will be served at 3pm.
- Tickets are £4.50 each and are available to purchase online - with a limited number held back to sell on the day from the Ludlow Food Festival Information Point which will be situated near the entrance to the castle. Buy Now
- Collect your Sausage Trail tickets/voting forms with full instructions from the Ludlow Food Festival Information Stall near the castle entrance. This entitles each particpant to one sausage per stop!
- Choose your favourite sausage...award your points for each one.
- Return your voting form to the organiser's when you reach the last stop, where you will be served a sausage in a bun.
The sausage with the most points wins the 'People's Choice' Award, with an 'Experts' Choice' Award to be judged by a special panel on Saturday afternoon at 4pm on the Graeme Kidd Stage. The awards will be presented in the castle from 3.30pm on Sunday.
Numbers are limited to 1,200...so don't delay in getting yours!
Below we've included a little bit about each of this year's celebrated participating butchers for you:
A H GRIFFITHS, Ludlow
At A H Griffiths we pride ourselves on 80 years of this family run business remaining a traditional British butchers.
We produce all our own meat here on the premises and meat is hung to mature in the traditional way.
ANDREW FRANCIS, Ludlow
Free-range rare breed pork and free-range chickens. Beef and lamb. Venison and other game. Home-made pies and speciality sausages.
D W WALL & SON, Ludlow
D W Walls & Son Butchers in Ludlow was the original shop, the other one being in Craven Arms set up by Son Mike Wall in 1969. One of Shropshire’s best known family butchers, has been preparing and supplying high quality meat for over fifty years.
In 1952, D W Wall & Son was established by Dave and Jean Wall at 14 High Street Ludlow. Son Mike, became involved in the business from an early age, branching out on his own in 1969, relocating to Craven Arms with attached slaughterhouse and retaining the family name
D W Wall & Son.
After working with Mike for thirty years Ian Ray took the position of Manager in the Ludlow Branch. But since Mikes retirement in 2003 the business has been taken over by Ian Ray - both shops are now run as separate businesses but still retain the same business name.
Selling quality produce, including home-made sausages, like they used to taste. In season you'll find game and fresh venison. All year round you can buy meat from rare breed animals we stock within a 25 mile radius
MORGAN'S COUNTRY BUTCHERS Of Waters Upton
Darren Morgan is the fourth generation Master Butcher of his family. Established in 1896 in the idyllic village of Waters Upton. The shop is full of history and charm, Darren, his daughter Lauren and their team of Craft Butcher pride themselves on their knowledge and maintaining those time old traditions yet embracing innovation and moving forward with industry trends.
Darren selects all his own livestock from local auctions, ensuring he can provide his customers with the best Shropshire produce from Shropshire farmers.
Our Traditional Berkshire Pork Sausage - Heritage Berkshire Pork, outdoor reared in Shropshire. The Berkshire is a wonderful breed, easily recognised by its Black body and white legs. It produces sweet Pork and creamy Fat. Today, we accompany it with our own recipe of raw seasoning that Dad developed 30 years ago. We believe this Traditional Pork Sausage has the heritage of the breed and the blend of our Master Butcher.
WYRE PIE COMPANY
Made and cooked by hand for the best taste possible: pork pies, meat pies, sausage rolls, pastys - complimenting a full butchers shop.