Our Events


Thursday-Festival Food Walk
Date: 07/09/2017

Special event for Slow Food members attending the AGM. A guided walk of discovery around Ludlow and its wonderful independent shops. Take in the sights along the way and find out all about what makes Ludlow's market town such a food lovers destination. 

Start time 12 noon. Walk lasts 1-1.5 hours with tastings along the way.

Transport to Riverside Ark dinner
Date: 07/09/2017

 Transport to Aymestrey for the Riverside dinner. 

Friday 12.00 Protection and Perfection of the local Pomona
Date: 08/09/2017

Ludlow’s hinterland, the Marches, is home to many apples rare and almost forgotten. With the help of the Marcher Apple Network we have identified a basketful of varieties worthy of inclusion in the Slow Food Ark of Taste

Friday 2.00 p.m. Here come the Beefy Boys!
Date: 08/09/2017

How on earth did the Beefy Boys become the much acclaimed purveyors of the perfect burger? Murf, one of the original boys, joins us to share the story, starting from the pain and gain of creating a 100% 21day aged Herefordshire beef burger. In 2014 the Butty Bach Burger came first in the UK and second overall in the World Food Championships.

Friday 4.00 p.m. Voyage of Gelato Discovery
Date: 08/09/2017

Gelato Village is an internationally recognised gelateria committed to using the finest quality ingredients from around the world - from local Leicestershire rare breed milk and cream to Slow Food presidia ingredients like Sicilian pistachios and hazelnuts from Piedmont.

Friday 6.00 p.m. Tasting of Rare Italian Wines with Cheese
Date: 08/09/2017

Shane Holland, Chairman of Slow Food in the UK, Italian wine expert and international cheese judge, in partnership with Emilia, cheese traders from Borough Market, takes us on a journey through the less well known world of Piedmontese wines. These wines, rarely found in the UK, are produced in very small quantities.

Saturday 12 noon Too Good to Waste!
Date: 09/09/2017

Did you know that ten million tons of food are wasted in this country each year? Top chef Andy Link from the Riverside Inn will make a delicious lunch from some of the less-loved parts of fruits, vegetables and meat.

Saturday 2.00 p.m. Land and Sea - a Taste of Ireland
Date: 09/09/2017

Top chef, food writer, and panellist on BBC radio’s ‘The Kitchen Cabinet’ Paula McIntyre takes local produce and transforms it with simple but delicious recipes.

Saturday 4.00 p.m. Cheese - Single or Double?
Date: 09/09/2017

Can you taste the difference between single and double Gloucester? And how does a cheese achieve Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status? Top cheesemongers Paxton and Whitfield partner with legendary cheese maker Liz Godsell of Godsells Cheese (winner of Cotswold Life Cheese of 2016) to talk cheese.

Saturday 6.00 p.m. An Ode to Aperitif
Date: 09/09/2017

Aperitif derives from the Latin 'aperire', meaning 'to open', in the sense of opening the appetite. All true aperitifs carry a bittersweet characteristic that stimulates the production of gastric juices and promotes appetite. So join us for pre-dinner drinks, led by Chantelle Hicks from the swish Harvey’s of Fish Street , Shrewsbury.

Sunday 11.00 a.m. Ducks Nest Does Brunch
Date: 10/09/2017

Possibly the most refreshing new offer on a Sunday in the Marches is Pete Mace, chef and proprietor of the Duck's Nest and his all-day brunch menu. Pete doesn’t depart from his local and seasonal offer when it comes to late breakfast options.

Sunday 1p.m. Marches Chefs Cook Together
Date: 10/09/2017

The Ludlow Marches area contains an abundance of artisan producers, smallholdings and farms providing local chefs with wonderful ingredients.  Andy Link of the Riverside Inn is a member of the Slow Food Chef Alliance, an international group of chefs who champion local, sustainable, seasonal food.

Cooking Conversations: Nigella Lawson
Date: 26/07/2017

 The basic idea is that we choose a cookery 'icon' and everyone brings a dish made from one of his or her recipes to share, and to stimulate reminiscence, laughter and talk.