First held in 1995, the Ludlow Food Festival has gained worldwide recognition and featured in publications as far afield as the US, Australia and Japan. It’s also seen top names in the world of food Tom Kerridge and Glynn Purnell wow the crowds alongside many of Shropshire’s own food champions. This year’s event will feature over 180 exhibitors and takes place from 8 to 10 September.
For those keen to experience a great food and drink-filled day out but who don’t want to wait until September, the Ludlow Spring Festival takes place on 13 and 14 May. Local producers will offer everything from real ale to cocktails, plus there will be vintage vehicles, live music and more than 60 of the best food producers. There’s also a special Meet the Brewer preview evening from 5pm to 9pm on 12 May, with entry just £2 on that night, £7 on Saturday and Sunday. For more details, visit ludlowspringfestival.co.uk.