Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Here you'll find information about Accessibility, Dogs, Baby Change facilities, Toilet facilities and our charity Shopping Creche


Ludlow Castle is a medieval outdoor ruin and there will be some areas of the Castle that are inaccessable to wheelchairs, push chairs or for people with mobility issues. For more information on accessibility at the Festival visit Ludlow Castle's website or call the Festival's office where we can provide further information.

Most other venues in Ludlow are suitable for wheelchair and mobility scooters access. Some shops have entrance steps but assistance is readily available.

Wheelchair hire - we do have a limited number of light use wheelchairs that can be hired over the weekend with a £30 deposit left until their return.

Disabled toilets can be found at the car park off Castle Square, and in the Castle during the Food and Drink Festival.

BLUE BADGE PARKING - as well as local on-street Blue Badge parking, there will be dedicated Festival Blue Badge parking available at:

Ludlow Rugby Club
The Linney, Ludlow, SY8 1EE
Parking open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
£5 CASH ONLY - all proceeds going to this community club

There will be a shuttle minibus service up to the Castle daily. Times will be announced in due course.

If you have special needs and require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to do what we can to help.


Well-behaved dogs, on a lead, are allowed in the Castle grounds...But NOT in any marquee, under marquee cover or anywhere where food preparation is taking place (except guide dogs) - this includes most of the areas where the food and drink exhibtors are located, and where the demonstrations take place. Please keep this in mind when planning your day.

Dog Crèche: there will be a dog crèche inside the Castle operating over the weekend. Please note: this is a limited service run on a "first come, first served" basis. Donations will be asked for at the crèche - it is operated by the charity Dog's Trust and all donations will go directly to them.  You can find out more about the charity here:

Clean, well-behaved dogs may be allowed on the Park & Ride buses at the discretion of the driver.


Shop ‘n Drop…why not leave your purchases at the Festival's charity-run shopping crèche (located at the entrance/exit of the Festival in the Castle grounds) and pick them up later!


Toilets + Disabled toilet facilities can be found at the car park off Castle Square, and in the Castle during the Food Festival


There are baby changing and feeding facilities available within the festival; these are based within small marquees and contain a table and chairs for your use. There is also a small amount of disposable changing mats and wipes available for your use, if needed, along with sanitizing gel.




A chef doing a demonstration

13th, 14th & 15th
September 2024

Inside Ludlow Castle: with local food & drink producers, talks & demos, Live Fire Stage, trails and kids’ activities.

A singer at ludlow spring festival

10th, 11th & 12th
May 2024

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Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 11th
August 2024

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.