Ludlow Food Festival

The Original Festival for Food and Drink Lovers

Ralph's Cider Press

Where: Castle Outer Bailey

Come along and watch Ralph’s Cider Press Demonstrations, which will take place throughout the day, in the outer bailey grounds of the castle…

The ciders are produced via traditional methods. All of the 100% fresh apple juice is pressed through a cloth or hair, using one of the many Victorian oak beam screw presses, or one of the vintage hydraulic presses. The ciders and perries rely on their natural yeasts and tannins for fermentation, offering only the finest in flavour combinations.


The farmhouse ciders and perries are crafted by natural means on the farm, where they grow their own juicy, crisp apples, before milling and pressing all the juice into a smooth signature blend. They then ferment, mature and bottle all the products in an eco-friendly manner.

Ralph's specialist team of cider enthusiasts have a wealth of knowledge and experience, allowing them offer a wide range of world-class products to suit many tastes.



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.