Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Suree Coates

Where: Castle Outer Bailey

Suree was awarded Thai Curry Chef of the Year 2011/12, and South Asia Chef of The Year 2013/14. The Waitrose Good Food Guide highlighted Chef Suree’s much acclaimed restaurant ‘The King and Thai’ Midlands Restaurant of The Year in 2016, and a ‘Hidden Gem’ two consecutive years running.  

Her loyal customers continuously praise her creative Thai cuisine as ‘Excellent’ on review websites, and you can also often see Suree on stage at the regions food festivals to packed crowds who delight in her simple but deeply flavoured creations, using local seasonal ingredients with depth of flavour and freshness.

Chef Suree has recently embarked on a new venture.  ‘Suree’s Kitchen’ at No.9, The White Hart, Wharfage in Ironbridge. Overlooking the river Severn within the grounds of the popular AA Rosette ‘White Hart Bar & Restaurant’. This is a return for Chef Suree, who opened her first permanent restaurant ‘The King & Thai’ located right opposite the World Heritage listed famous ‘Iron Bridge’ over 15 years ago. She then located ‘up the road’ to The King & Thai Broseley, earning it a National reputation for award winning cuisine. No longer at the King & Thai she now returns to her roots, to bring her innovations back to this intimate location.



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.