Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Richard Buckley

Where: Castle Inner Bailey

Richard Buckley, Vegan Chef

Richard is the Chef Proprietor of the country’s finest vegan restaurant 'Acorn' in Bath which has been included in this year’s MICHELIN Guide 2019 as well as the Good Food Guide 2019. Acorn won the Trencherman’s Awards 2019 for Creativity and

Innovation and Richard won the Olive magazine BEST CHEFS 2018 Award – for VEGGIE PIONEER. Acorn in Bath has been awarded a MICHELIN Guide 2019 recommended status for the second year running and their first year as a fully vegan restaurant.

Placing vegetables at the centre of the plate the restaurant is frequently mentioned as amongst the UK and the world’s top vegetarian eateries. Richard was raised a vegetarian and, after graduating with a 1:1 degree in English Literature, he set about studying vegetable cookery whilst working in a series of top vegetarian restaurants. This culminated in his five-year role as Head Chef for 'Demuths' Restaurant where he developed and refined his plant-centric, cooking style.

He has a passion for sharing the knowledge and techniques that he has learnt and developed in order to increase the general standard of plant- based food across the country.

It's a welcome return to Ludlow for Richard, having demonstrated before with us as a guest of Will Holland and this time, you can buy a signed copy of his book 'Plants Taste Better.'



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.