Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Fiona Beckett

Where: Castle Garden Stage - Castle Gardens

Fiona is an award-winning food and wine writer, one of the world's leading experts on food and drink matching, wine columnist for 'The Guardian,' and the author of 25 books on food, wine, beer and alcohol-free drinks.

She has been a regular contributor to many other national newspapers with weekly columns for The Times and the Daily Mail and to leading food, drink and lifestyle magazines including BBC Good Food, and Delicious. She is also a contributing editor to the wine magazine Decanter, wine correspondent for National Geographic Traveller Food, and a contributor to Club Oenologique.

She was nominated Rioja Communicator of the Year award in 2019 and has recently been shortlisted for the Drinks Book and Drink Writer categories of the 2021 Guild of Food Writer awards and 2021 Fortnum & Mason awards and was also shortlisted for the IWSC Communicator of the year award in 2019.

A regular speaker and chair at industry and consumer events both in the UK and internationally.  She has been a judge for many prestigious food and drink awards including the BBC Food & Farming Awards, Fortnum and Mason awards and the Andre Simon book award.

She also hosts tastings, dinners and workshops on food and wine pairing in destinations as far apart as Dartmouth and Delhi, and appears regularly at food festivals.



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.