One of the very best food festivals in the country. Takes place every September and celebrates the quality and diversity of superb independent food and drink producers around Ludlow and the Marches. A brilliant atmosphere that you won’t forget. There’s a Spring Festival in May too (one for the real ale and motor fans!)
Local, seasonal food and a stunning location, overlooking the weir and Dinham bridge, with Ludlow castle in the background.
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Award winning farm shop where farming, food production and retailing come together. It’s part of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate which extends to approximately 8,000 acres of Shropshire countryside. A great selection of local produce – all beef, lamb and Gloucester Old Spot pork comes from the estate, along with a selection of vegetables. Located in the village of Bromfield, 2 miles north of Ludlow.
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Small, but perfectly formed - a lovely café and bistro. Authentic French dishes, hearty and great value. Look out for Gastronomique nights!
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Their philosophy is simple; smile, buy great produce locally, cook it well and never say no!! With their menu as a guide, if there’s something you want, just ask and if they can do it, they will. A wide ranging, delicious menu. We love Bistro 7!
Just outside Leominster, a working dairy producing local, artisan cheeses – with a great little garden, café and shop - we can recommend the Little Hereford Ploughmans!
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The Pembroke House
A great local pub in Tenbury Wells. Black and white, built in 1558, becoming a cider house in 1601. Wobbly walls and a lovely little dining room called The Piggery! A perfect place for a pint of (very) local cider.
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There is no better place to find out about cider! A trip through cider country and a peep into the fascinating world of cider and perry production.
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One of the most beautiful English vineyards, set in the Malvern Hills. Produces three grape varieties - Bacchus, Ortega and Pinot Gris. The vineyard produces around four tonnes of grapes, providing about 3,000 bottles of wine each year.
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