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Reuben Crouch


Outer Bailey Demonstration Stage - Outer Bailey


Reuben has been a part of the Shropshire food scene for many years, having had his own speciality oil shop in Ludlow before becoming General Manager of Ludlow Food Centre (now known as Ludlow Farm Shop), and then a Director of Hobsons Brewery.

Now he and his three brothers - Ben, Adam and Josh - run the hugely popular 'CSONS' which took over the iconic 'Green Cafe' in Ludlow, which along with their original Shrewsbury Restaurant champions "Locally Sourced, Globally Inspired" food and drink.


CSONS food is all about bold flavours and that passion for food has been with them since their early years when their Dad’s work took them all over the world, experiencing the excitement and diversity of global food and drink. They have all followed their own journey though the world of food, and CSONS is the culmination of over half a century of combined experience.

CSONS created their 'CSONS at home' during Covid, providing recipe kits and instructions for people to recreate their own dish at home which proved extremely popular.

Three fantastic festivals

13, 14 & 15 September 2024

Showcasing independent food and drink producers from the Marches. Embracing contemporary food trends & innovations.

Discover the Food Festival

10, 11 & 12 May 2024

Barrels of real ale, live music, talks, food and drink, kids' activities and a host of classic vehicles.

Discover the Spring Festival

Sunday 11 August 2024

Ramble through the rolling countryside surrounding Ludlow and enjoy delicious food and drink from the region's producers.

Discover the Magnalonga