Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Terry Walton

Where: Castle Garden Stage - Castle Gardens

Terry Walton has kept an allotment in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales for over fifty years. He started when he was four, helping on his father's plot on the side of the mountain, cutting bracken and collecting sheep manure to feed the vegetables.
He was farming his own plot at eleven and he went on to build an allotment empire, selling his vegetables and flowers to local customers. The proceeds paid for his first car, a canary yellow Ford Popular, when he was just seventeen. Then, in 2006, after half a decade of happy gardening in retirement, Terry's allotment was adopted by the Jeremy Vine Show and he became an unlikely media star!

A family man, Terry is a born again organic gardener having seen the error of his ways in the late 1960’s when he dispensed with the chemicals and began to grow all his produce 'naturally.'

Terry has written two books, 'The Allotment Almanac' and 'My Life on a Hillside Allotment,' and is a Columnist for 'Garden News.'

Follow him on Twitter: @theterrywalton



A chef doing a demonstration

9th, 10th & 11th
September 2022

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 singer at ludlow spring festival

14th & 15th
May 2022

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 14th
August 2022

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.