Ludlow - Food & Drink

Ludlow was described by Sir John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England” and Broad Street – home of the Ludlow Townhouse – as one of England’s “most memorable streets” by Nikolaus Pevsner. For sheer beauty, romantic history and richness of architecture, Ludlow stands high, perhaps first among English towns.

In recent years Ludlow has burst into life as the gastronomic capital of the countryside. Studded with superb independent butchers, bakers, green grocers, delicatessens, wine shops, cheesemongers, a fish shop, a chocolatier, craft brewer and an extensive daily market bustling with small sellers and growers – Ludlow is a heaven for chefs and food lovers. Wicker baskets are waiting in the kitchen to be filled on the daily shop for local produce.

For even more, on the outskirts lies the Earl of Plymouth’s award winning Ludlow Farm Shop.

Cook in the fully equipped kitchen, with light streaming in from above, doors open to the garden in summer. A Sunday roast can be prepared in Le Crueset cast iron kitchenware, meals served on Wedgewood fine china from not so distant Stoke-on-Trent, morning coffee in mugs from the Marches Pottery on Mill Street and wine or an evening cocktail in one of the array of glasses available in the kitchen or on the trolley of vintage crystal glasses in the Drawing Room.

Our partnership with Ludlow’s finest delicatessen, Harp Lane Deli, means the highest quality ingredients and delicious food and drink can be ready and waiting for you upon arrival. Just ask our team and they’d be pleased to help.

If you want to dine out, Ludlow has the panoply of cafes and restaurants its reputation suggests. Harp Lane Deli is a delicatessen and coffee shop, CSons is the perfect breakfast or lunch by the river, The Angel is for Spanish tapas, Golden Moments for Indian, CSourced for pizza, The Charlton Arms the perfect gastropub with terraces overlooking the River Teme. There are numerous friendly pubs and hostelries, like The Rose & Crown and The Church, some dating back to the Crusades, offering local beers and warm fires in winter.

Within striking distance are the Michelin starred Pensons restaurant and The Stagg at Titley.