Best Food Festivals- Early Summer

Image result for food festivalEastnor Castle chili festival 2017 – Sunday 30th April- Monday 1st May

Stalls selling everything chili-chutneys, chocolate, cakes, wine, plants & much much more

Ludlow Spring festival- Saturday 13th-sunday 14th may

Like a beer festival but better. Take 200 real ales, combine 60 passionate, local food and drink producers, mix in toe tapping live music, over 180 spectacular classic cars what do you get… The Ludlow Spring Festival of course!

Monmouth Food Festival- Saturday 20th- Sunday 21st May

The draw this year is a chef’s theatre, where you can watch the best local talent whip up masterpieces. A producers Market with over 30 stalls representing the best of local food will send you home with full bags and tummy’s. The Monmouthshire youth service will once again be hosting the children’s corner. The Quarter promotes healthy alternatives to high fat and sugar snack food and drink as well as creating activities where young people can have fun. Continue reading

News Years Eve dinner at The Wilton Court

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Mulberry Restaurant – see in the new year in style.

Reservations prior to arrangement £55.00 per person:


Scallops, cumin and cauliflower puree, chorizo, red amaranth salad (GF)

Game terrine, per chutney, walnut bread, parsnip crisps ( GF minus bread)

Shiitake mushroom and cheese fritters with escalirada pea shoots


Fillet of Herefordshire beef, smoked garlic mashed potato, oxtail ravioli, horseradish, Madeira jus ( GF minus ravioli)

Pan roasted supreme of cod, herb crust, lentils, curly kale, pomme Anna, saffron poached langoustine ( GF minus herb crust)

Chestnut, spinach and Shropshire blue cheese en croute, rocket salad, blue cheese dressing Continue reading

Have you ever eaten at The Wilton Court Hotel? We would love to hear from you!

Here are just a few photo’s of some of the dishes from our menus. If you have dined with us before we would love to hear/read your welcomed comments on the link provided:


If you would like to book a table for either Lunch or Dinner please dial 01989 562 569
Asparagus Garlic MushroomsChicken Lamb 1

Ledbury big breakfast- yum yum yum

Lighten the January gloom with a delicious breakfast featuring local food in Ledbury!
This year Ledbury will be celebrating breakfast on Friday 29th January and Saturday 30th January.
Food shops, butchers, cafes and hotels in and around Ledbury will be providing a wide range of local breakfasts, including specials for the day.
Last year 20 local businesses took part presenting all kinds of breakfast treats – this year there could be even more variety for you to eat in or take home.
This event celebrates that most important of meals – breakfast, and what we at the Ledbury food Group consider important – good locally produced food and drink. It is held in conjunction with the national Breakfast Week campaign to encourage more people to enjoy a good nutritious meal at the start of the day.
More information will be available on the Ledbury Food Group website in early January – when details of the specials on offer will be available, and opening times etc

Start: January 29 @ 8:30 am

End: January 30 @ 1:00 pm
Phone: 01531 633637


Ludlow Spring Festival May 8th-10th

Come and meet some of the 50+ brewers that supply the 200 plus barrels of real ale at the festival. They’re available to answer all your questions and give out samples over the weekend behind the bar.

What’s on at Ludlow Spring Festival 2015?

We are working hard to sign up tasty food producers, quaffable beers, stunning cars and toe tapping music ready for another fantastic event inside Ludlow Castle on the 9th and 10th May 2015. Keep checking back as we will be updating all the time and the full programme will be available here from March 2015.


Not just beer, bread and bangers, you will find plenty of stalls featuring top quality food and drink from small producers up and down the Marches, the Welsh border country. Products that have been produced on a small scale by people who really care that their food and drink should taste good, and be produced with care for the environment. You won’t find big brands or supermarkets here! More about the ‘Festival Pub’ and List of Exhibitors.

BEER FESTIVAL – organised by SIBA (The Society of Indepedent Brewers Association) takes place inside the ‘Festival Pub’.  190+ different real ales on draught (bottles too) from independent breweries from Wales and the border counties. Each brewer’s entry will be part of the SIBA Wales & West Competition. More about the ‘Festival Pub’ List of Exhibitors here.

WINE, PERRY AND CIDER from local Marches producers, inside the ‘Festival Pub’

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS will take place in the Inner Bailey. Full programme here

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES will be in the form of a kids area where your under 12’s can come along and participate in hands on cookery. You can ask the team about healthy lunch boxes and MUCH more. Turn up and see what’s happening.

MUSIC will be a feature in the ‘Festival Pub’ and this year we have an AMAZING and varied lineup so find out more about the music here.


When you arrive in the Outer Bailey, head for the large Festival Pub marquee where you can get your bearings, pick up your beer tokens, grab a pint or glass of wine and prepare yourself for a relaxing, fun-filled day. The Festival Pub is also the venue for live music and a focal point for the show. Cheers.


The Outer Bailey is also the place to see an impressive display of classic and vintage vehicles, some dating back to the early years of the last century. Gleaming bodywork, exceptional engines and enthusiastic owners will be the order of the day. Take your time to browse fine examples of motoring heritage and learn how vehicles have been lovingly restored by their owners. Full details here.


Find out what makes the nation’s finest foodies tick during a series of workshops and demonstrations. We’re packing more in than ever before – you’ll be able to match cheeses with cider and ale and learn all that you need to know about bread and cakes in special workshops run by highly-talented bakers. Book your places – they’re strictly limited – and make sure you learn how to get that perfect rise every time.


Ever wanted to get up close and personal with your favourite brew and learn the secrets of your chosen tipple well now you can. Ludlow brewery are doing brewery tours throughout the weekend – but book in advance as tickets go fast!

The brewery tours take place at Ludlow Brewery, The Railway Shed, Station Drive, Ludlow, SY8 2PQ, 01584 873291, Please arrive 10 minutes before your allocated time.BOOK HERE


Friday 8th May – 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Last admission 8 pm) for Meet the Brewer Event               Saturday 9th May – 10.00 am to 9.00 pm (last admission 8 pm)
Sunday 10th May – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (last admission 4 pm)


Friday (evening only) Adult £2.00

Saturday & Sunday

  • Adult £6.50
  • Child £2.00
  • Family £15.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children aged between 5-13 years)

2-Day Adult £9.00

2-Day Child £3.00

2-Day Family £21.00

Enjoy two dinner market menus for the price of one At the Wilton Court Sunday through Thursday



Sample Market Dinner Menu  Two courses £27.50 Three Courses £32.50

Chef’s soup of the day    (GF)

 Italian meat platter, caperberries, sundried tomatoes (GF)

Wilton Court Caesar salad, croutons and anchovies (G minus croutons)

 Smoked trout, dill crème fraiche, cucumber salad    (GF)

  Herefordshire rump steak, roast new potatoes, parmesan and rocket salad   (GF)

Fish of the day, pak choi, sauté potatoes, sweet chilli dressing (GF)

Spinach and asparagus, potato gnocchi, parmesan, mixed salad

 Pan roasted chicken, leeks, lentil, fondant potato, jus   (GF) 


  Black cherry trifle

 Lemon posset, shortbread biscuit   (GF minus shortbread)

 Chocolate mousse, orange sorbet (GF)

 Selection of ice cream and sorbet    (GF)

                   Selection of local and continental cheeses accompanied by Chutney and biscuits (£2.50 supplement)




Hereford Food Festival

Flavour of Herefordshire Food Festival
Come and enjoy Herefordshire’s 6th annual food festival weekend, which promises to be a tasty time out for all the family.
Coinciding with harvest time, the festival celebrates all that is scrumptious about the county and almost 100 producers will be exhibiting their home-grown, artisan made fayre, giving you the chance to meet the makers, growers and chefs behind the county’s very best flavours.

With the area being world famous for its Hereford cattle and cider, you can also meet some of this year’s newly presented regional food award winners, jubilant from their success. Sample their prepared produce, hot and cold, and stock up your larders from the Food Pavilion and Farmer’s Market shopping areas.

 Get mouth-watering inspiration as you watch demonstrations in the live cookery theatres and feast your eyes and your palette on someone very special in the gourmet world- culinary genius and celebrity chef, Jean Christophe Novelli.
Known as Britain’s favourite French chef, and 5 AA Rosette and Michelin star award winner will be presenting three live demonstrations each day of the festival. Continue reading

Flavors of Herefordshire Food Festival

Flavors of Herefordshire Food Festival

Simple, natural and local food

In the Year of the Orchard, the Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival returns to Hereford Race Course for the weekend of Saturday, 22nd October and Sunday 23rd October, 2011.The Chef-in-Residence will be Jean-Christophe Novelli, who will be demonstrating his skills in the Food Theatre each day. Dubbed ‘the nation’s favourite French Chef’, his career started aged 14 as a baker in his home town of Arras, moving to Paris as the private chef of Elie de Rothschild and then to Keith Floyd’s pub the Maltsters in Devon.Jean-Christophe opened several London restaurants and one in Cape Town & Normandy, winning 4 consecutive Michelin stars along the way. Continue reading