6th Ledbury Big Breakfast – 26th, 27th and 28th January 2018

Paul Gurney prepares for the 2017 Big Breakfast

http://constantinecornwall.com/museum/pharmacy-of-yesteryear/ Come along and join us as we celebrate the 6th Ledbury Big Breakfast, our “almost traditional winter event”. We welcome you to try something different for breakfast, to go out and enjoy a delicious meal to start the day, or buy something special to take home.

http://lafranglaise.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=https://lafranglaise.com/about-this-website/ Food shops, cafes, and hotels in and around Ledbury will again be offering you all kinds of food to celebrate that most important of meals – breakfast, and what we at the Ledbury Food Group consider important – good locally produced food and drink.

This weekend is special for the variety of breakfast treats on offer from the lightest breakfast to the heartiest, many featuring the local produce for which Herefordshire is famous. Each venue is asked to put on their own breakfast specials, as well as their normal fare. Continue reading “6th Ledbury Big Breakfast – 26th, 27th and 28th January 2018”

December Recipe: Tear and Share Stollen Ring

I am going to encourage those of you who have never used yeast, or made bread, to give this recipe a go as Stollen is such a traditional Christmas ingredient, although obviously not originating in the UK.  A tip is to make sure that the milk you add is only lukewarm, too hot and you will kill the yeast and your dough won’t rise.  I put mine to prove in my airing cupboard, but anywhere warm and free of draughts is suitable, so not near a window or open door!  You can of course make your own marzipan too but that might be a step too far, although actually it is quite an easy process. Continue reading “December Recipe: Tear and Share Stollen Ring”

Reasons to Christmas Shop in Ledbury …

We are very proud of our independent shops in Ledbury. Our town’s attractions have been recognised by none other than the Guardian in its feature on 10 great places to go Christmas shopping in Europe! They say, “There may be more obvious places for a festive UK shopping spree – Bath, with its Georgian backdrop and artisan quarter; Brighton for its fun vibe; Manchester and London for the sheer choice – but little Ledbury in Herefordshire is a picturesque, stress-free option. With its stilted 17th-century Market House, timber-framed buildings, great independent shops and arty vibe, the market town has bags of atmosphere. Plus it’s in a particularly lovely part of the country, should a winter walk beckon.” Continue reading “Reasons to Christmas Shop in Ledbury …”

So Harvest is Over …

Cider apple tree shaking by Pat Strauss

So harvest is over ! Our Summer family of pickers are mostly homeward bound after a very busy and lucrative time here. They go home to their communities hoping for good snow as many of them work in the ski business in the winter. They were a good crew and we hope we will see most of them next year. Continue reading “So Harvest is Over …”

Local is the word at Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery

We are very lucky in Ledbury and District to have some super places to eat – a view confirmed by entries on Trip Advisor. What is more, most of these feature food and drink products from the local district.

When Jo Stephens took on the Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery just over 2 years ago she realised the importance of using local produce. “People appreciate good quality food from local sources and our regular customers recognise that local sourced food means keeping money in the local economy.” Continue reading “Local is the word at Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery”