A must visit for any Midlands Foodie is Ludlow in South Shropshire. While I was on the archaeological dig, we were quite close to Ludlow so I was able to spend some time there on my day off and today, I would like to tell you about a few foodie places that you really must visit while if you go there.
The first place you must go to is The Green Cafe, near to Ludlow Castle. I would highly recommend it for lunch, dinner, snack or afternoon tea. The cafe has so many local suppliers, there is a long list of them on the tables. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed. I could stayed there all day. For my lunch there, I had gnocchi with pork ragu followed by elderflower jelly with gooseberry jam. To accompany this I had Freedom organic lager, tap water and an excellent cappuccino to finish. I left feeling very full and very happy!
The second place I would recommend in Ludlow is Prices The Bakers, as they make bread as it should be made, without chemicals or preservatives. All bread, cakes and pastries are baked on the premises. Some of their regularly baked items are, scones, gingerbread men, Ludlow Brown bread, Soda bread and fresh homemade sandwiches. Price’s are also on Twitter too – @pricesthebakers
The third place I would recommend is Deli On The Square which displays everything foodie wise as far as I can tell, that is local to Ludlow. They stock local cheeses, meats, oils, vinegars and local alcohol. The staff are friendly and it is ideally located right in the centre of Ludlow.
The final place I would like to recommend is The French Pantry. This is a small piece of France in Ludlow that supplies the very best in French regional food and wine. They have a cafe on the premises so you can soak up the French atmosphere even more. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Cassoulet anyone?
The best time to visit Ludlow is during the Ludlow Food Festival on 10th-12th September 2010. I am unfortunately unable to attend, due to work commitments.
Until next time,