Flowers, rainshowers, and romance are often associated with spring but the Ludlow Spring Festival is adding a few more things that we love: “food glorious food”, beer, wine, and cider.

On from May 10th to 11th in the picturesque town of Ludlow, England, this Spring Festival brings the finest local food producers together with a Festival Pub, ensuring that everyone can eat, drink, and be merry.

Ludlow Spring Festival
Eat, drink, and be merry at the Spring Festival. (Photo Credit: Ludlow Spring Festival)

” This year’s Ludlow Spring Festival promises to be a real celebration bringing together the very best regional beer, food, music and 30 years of the Marches Transport Festival.

This is a beer festival and so much more, with 190 glorious beers from more than 50 local brewers available to taste over the weekend.   For those not so keen on beer, don’t worry there will also be cider, Perry, fruit flavoured liqueurs and local wines.

There will also be plenty of artisan producers too, so don’t wait till the September festival to stock up on your favourite products.  Check the Festival website for new on exhibitors and new products.

The talks and demonstrations area in the Inner Bailey has been a roaring success over the last couple of years and there will be a full programme throughout the weekend.  Look out for Suree Coates from the multi-award winning King & Thai, world cheese awards founder Juliet Harbutt and TV chef and Brompton Cookery School owner Marcus Bean.

There’s also a plethora of hands-on workshops from baking to Indian cuisine, cheese and cider matching to pottery classes and kids cookery, the latter sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors.

As always the beer and food are accompanied by a wealth of great music from jazz and blues to Latin and folk, as well as The Marches Transport Festival.  You’ll be able to peruse pre war gems right through to modern days classics of the 70’s and 80’s.  This year you can admire the rare Swallow Doretti too as the club celebrates its 60th anniversary at the Festival.

This year’s Ludlow Spring Festival runs 10-11 May however; there is a special preview evening on Friday 9May when visitors can ‘Meet the Brewer’.  It’s a unique opportunity to talk to brewers about their beers and sample the full selection.  With prizes handed out early in the weekend, favourites sell out quickly so the Friday preview is an opportunity not to be missed. “

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Tanya is an avid traveller who is happiest when using her camera to discover what delights the world has to offer. She originates from Canada, currently makes her home in the Netherlands, and is on an everlasting journey to visit all corners of the world.


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