Thanks for helping us celebrate our local food, drink, music and poetry

After threatening rain, the sun came out and shone on this year’s Ledbury Celebration on Sunday 12th July featuring over 30 food and drink stalls selling all kinds of local food and drink.

Did you try the good traditional local food that was on offer?

What did you think of the new twists this year with Polish style pierogi (pasties) and Columbian style empanadas, made using local ingredients?

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Cake Heaven at Three Talents Cakery

Did you discover scotch eggs (all kinds of flavours), jams, preserves, chutneys, freshly baked bread, delicious cakes, granny Tigg’s dressing, cherries, granola and, of course, very local ice cream?

Did you sample the medieval cake samples that the Ledbury Library Development Group were offering linking today’s event with the restoration of our 15th century Master’s House?  Did you pick up a recipe card?

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Visitors enjoy an alfresco lunch

Did you have a “street food” lunch – once the rain had stopped?

What did you think about the fine range of local ciders and perrys, wines, beers, fruit drinks and even local gin on offer?   Did you stay to enjoy these while listening to the fabulous range of local musical acts and poets joining in this event?

The Fetch Theatre Co puppetry
The Fetch Theatre Co puppetry

Did you explore the puppetry of the Fetch theatre – a lot of people really enjoyed this – and the mystery of the CowGirl Parlour?

Did you meet the Mayor of Ledbury, Councillor Annette Crowe when she visited the celebration?

Did you buy a ticket for the Food Group’s local food raffle? Gareth Morgan did and won with ticket 26!

Catherine Every, organiser of the event for the Ledbury Food Group, said, “We are very pleased that again the Ledbury Celebration with its blend of food, drink, music and poetry has brought pleasure to so many people.  We thank everyone who helped make the event such a success.”

Phillippa Slinger for Ledbury Poetry Festival said, “The Festival is thrilled that we put on a stunning array of poets and musicians, from the irreverent and hilarious Johnny Fluffypunk, to the Baltic melodies of Flatworld, as well as local poets and musicians showing off their home grown talent. The variety and quality of the performers capped off a wonderful collaboration with the Ledbury Food Group”

This marvellous free event would not be possible without support from its sponsors who this year included Ledbury Town Council, Crowthers, Orme and Slade, Wilce’s, A.B.E., Pughs, Authentic Bread Company, Greendawn Accounting, Herefordshire Community Foundation, New Grove Trust, Tilley Printing, Rotary International, and the many volunteers who helped before, during and after the event.

Many thanks to all who helped and to all who attended this event this year.  If you missed it, join us next year.

Please send us your comments on the event so that we can do even better next time to

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