Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Claire Thomson

Where: Wardington’s Original Stage - Outer Bailey

Claire is a chef and cookery writer. As a chef, Claire has a worked in a number of restaurants, both here in the U.K and also abroad. With a comprehensive career in restaurants, Claire’s viewpoint on food and cooking is both passionate and hard won.

Having earnt her professional stripes in kitchens as part of a brigade, motherhood encouraged Claire to revive her Journalism degree credentials, sidestepping into her now occupation of food writing and recipe development. With 6, and working on her 7th, cookbooks under her belt, Claire also writes a monthly column for The Telegraph Newspaper and hosts the popular family food inspired Instagram account @5oclockapron. Claire has appeared on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, BBC Radio 4 for Woman’s Hour and Cerys Matthews BBC Radio 6.  Happiest in an apron, Claire can, quite literally, cook anything.

You can find out more about Claire here: Claire Thomson



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.