Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival

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Ludlow Castle, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival Shrewsbury Reviews

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A British food and drink festival Mar 18, 2011
The town of Ludlow has an agreeable archaic form to it with its black and white pubs, quaint shops, cafes and teashops. One could quite easily imagine their self in a Jane Austen or Charles Dickens novel whilst strolling down its cobbled lanes.

When it's food and drink festival began about roughly 10 years ago very few were familiar with this culinary gala, or at least not on a national scale and you could amble around quite easily. It was the first of its kind in this country. Fast-forward to the future, and walking around the stalls is a nightmare. Hardly any samples are available, unlike in its early years, entry tickets now cost about £8.50 and it is a very effortless process to observe the huge proportion of vendors selling chutneys and pickles. You can appreciate that this festival is a chance for local producers to make sales, but really for about 75% of them to flog the same type of product becomes rather monotonous for the visitor, Also the breads from the bakery exhibitors were very dull indeed.

Overall the Ludlow Food Festival was once an ultimate pilgrimage for the foodie. Now sadly it has become an overrated and touristy food exhibition, where produce in terms of diversity is just too unbearably insipid. However, the castle and town of Ludlow are worth a visit.
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