Ludlow Spring Festival

Barrels of Fun, Feasting, Live Music and Motors

Know your beers

Here is a quick explanation to the different beers and to help to get your taste buds in tune:

Bitter 

Heavily hopped beer and the most common type of ale.

Pale Ale

Medium-gravity bottled ale.

Brown Ale

Bottled, lightly hopped and rather sweet mild ale.

IPA, or India Pale Ale

Originally made for export to British troops stationed in India. It is a strong, light-coloured, bottled beer.

Old or Winter Ale

A high gravity and full flavoured beer sold during the winter months.

Mild

A lightly hopped beer, often dark in colour and usually low strength – a great afternoon pint.

Lager 

A British term for a bottom fermented beer made with malt and hops different to most domestic bitters.

Light Ale

Low-gravity bottled ale. Scottish light ales are usually darker.

Heavy

A medium-strength beer, usually light in colour.

Porter 

A dark and sweetish, but strongly hopped beer.

Stout

Originally known as stout porter, stout is usually a very dark, heavy and well-hopped, rather dry tasting beer with a creamy head. Some varieties were known as milk stout because they contained lactose, a sugar derived

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EVENTS IN LUDLOW

A chef doing a demonstration

11th, 12th & 13th
September 2020

Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

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A musician playing at ludlow spring festival

16th & 17th
May 2020

Held in Ludlow Castle, more than 200 real ales, 150 classic vehicles and live music all weekend. That’s not forgetting over 60 food and drink producers to discover!

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Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 9th
August 2020

A food and drink walk of approximately 8 miles adapted from our Italian twin town. A unique experience for food lovers and those wanting to explore the Ludlow landscape.

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