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Laura Hadland, Drinks Writer


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 Laura Hadland is an award-winning Shropshire drinks writer.

She writes regular columns for CAMRA’s ‘What’s Brewing,’ and ‘Vineyard Magazine,’ and her first book, ‘50 Years of CAMRA’ was named the Best Beer Book in the World 2022. 

Laura recently featured on Radio 4's The Food Programme talking about the history and contemporary relevance of stout.

She is a great supporter of independent producers and venues. Laura’s research captures how brewing, winemaking and distilling have shaped British culture and tells the stories of the incredible people behind the industry.

Discover her work at

Three fantastic festivals

13, 14 & 15 September 2024

Showcasing independent food and drink producers from the Marches. Embracing contemporary food trends & innovations.

Discover the Food Festival

10, 11 & 12 May 2024

Barrels of real ale, live music, talks, food and drink, kids' activities and a host of classic vehicles.

Discover the Spring Festival

Sunday 11 August 2024

Ramble through the rolling countryside surrounding Ludlow and enjoy delicious food and drink from the region's producers.

Discover the Magnalonga