Ludlow Spring Festival

Barrels of Fun, Feasting, Live Music and Motors

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)

Where: Talks & Tipples - Castle Gardens

The Spring Festival hosts the Wales & West leg of the national SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) beer competition – it takes place behind closed doors during the day on the Friday of the Festival.

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.  It currently represents around 830 independent craft breweries and their vision is ‘to deliver the future of British beer’ as the ‘voice of British independent Brewing’.

As well representing their independent craft brewing members in the press and lobbying government on behalf of brewers, SIBA also run regional and national independent beer awards for cask, keg, bottled and canned beers, host regional meetings for the benefit of members as well as the UK’s biggest beer & brewing trade event in Liverpool.

SIBA's Chairman of Competitions, Brecon Brewing's Buster Grant, discusses the new format for SIBA's Independent Beer Awards and why they're so important - with some samples of the newly crowned award winners from the SIBA Wales & West Region!



A chef doing a demonstration

9th, 10th & 11th
September 2022

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.

A singer at ludlow spring festival

14th & 15th
May 2022

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!

Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 14th
August 2022

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.