Ludlow Spring Festival 2012

We saw an advert in our copy of What’s Brewing for a food and beer festival at Ludlow Castle in Shropshire; this combined several of my favourite things and the temptation was too great to resist. It turned out to be a brilliant weekend.

As a CAMRA member I obviously love beer, but I also love my food, and have long been fascinated by old castles and stuff; this festival combined them all and had the added pleasure of a vintage car rally thrown in!

Ludlow CastleIt’s hard to believe that a small market town like Ludlow in Shropshire, can organise such a big festival, and apparently they do this several times a year. Puts cities like ours to shame! Such was the popularity of this event that there was no accommodation to be had in the town, but we managed to book a couple of nights in a guest house in Leominster, just a ten minute train journey away.

We were lucky with the weather, and had a glorious day of sunshine as we made our way through the milling crowds towards the castle.