Many thanks to all who provided breakfasts of all kinds and to those who ate breakfasts of all kinds at the Ledbury Big Breakfast to celebrate Breakfast Week and Ledbury’s local food and drink.
Friday started early with Bill Wiggin MP and Town Mayor Councillor Crowe marking the event by visiting cafés, butchers and shops, and the Country Market.
At the Market House Town Crier “Bill the Bell” Turberfield welcomed representatives from the national Breakfast Week campaign, visiting Ledbury to find out more about our unique event.
Nineteen food outlets took part, and excelled themselves with the range of delicious specials on offer. You could savour frittata at Nice Things, potato rosti at Cameron and Swan, smoked trout and scrambled eggs at the Feathers, a “deconstructed breakfast” at the Nest, the Market House Café’s intriguing “breakfast strata”, Scotch pancakes at the Scrumpy House, local ale and cheese rarebit at the Trumpet, a “breakfast stack” at Caffè 21 and locally cured meats at the Country Market. For lighter tastes, the Muse put on porridge with fresh apple and cider sauce, and Delilah’s yoghurt and fruit. Traditionalists of all kinds were catered for – for example with a hearty English at Mrs Muffins and Eggs Benedict at Chez Pascal. For aficionados of Rock and Roll, the Talbot excelled with its bingo brunch on Saturday.
Handley Organics with much initiative hosted a very well supported typical Syrian breakfast on both days raising £530 for medical charity Hand in Hand for Syria.
Four Oaks Delicatessen offered “Big Breakfast blinis” with a range of savoury or sweet fillings accompanied by hot apple juice.
Ledbury’s butchers joined the fun of the day. Llandinabo Farm Shop chose Liz Harvey’s sausage recipe featuring pear and Earl Grey tea as this year’s special, Waller’s featured their Black Pudding Bonanza, and Gurney’s had dozens of local eggs on offer.
Cafés were busy on Friday, and with scarcely a breakfast table to be had at the busiest on Saturday. We hope that despite the demand, you were able to find an enjoyable breakfast.
BBC Hereford and Worcester featured the event on their Saturday Breakfast show with interviews with Andy Ward from the Talbot, Caroline from Handley Organics, and Neil Chambers from the Nest. Catch it (8.20am Saturday) on the BBC Iplayer
The response this year from both those taking part and those enjoying breakfast was splendid. Thanks everyone for making this celebration of breakfast and local food so special. Please feedback any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.