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There will also be plenty of artisan producers too, so don’t wait till the September festival to stock up on your favourite products. The talks and demonstrations area in the Inner Bailey has been a roaring success over the last couple of years and there will be a full programme throughout the weekend. Look out for Suree Coates from the multi-award winning King & Thai, world cheese awards founder Juliet Harbutt and TV chef and local cookery school owner Marcus Bean. Details for the masterclasses were being finalised as we went to press so please check the festival’s website

visitors can ‘Meet the Brewer’. It’s a unique opportunity to talk to brewers about their beers and sample the wide selection. With prizes handed out early in the weekend, favourites sell out quickly so the Friday preview is an opportunity not to be missed. For further details, opening times and ticket prices see the festivals website at : Telephone 01584 873957

As always the beer and food are accompanied by a wealth of great music from jazz and blues to Latin and folk, as well as The Marches Transport Festival. You’ll be able to peruse pre war gems right through to modern days classics of the 70’s and 80’s. This year’s Ludlow Spring Festival runs 10-11 May however; there is a special preview evening on Friday 9 May when

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Shropshire Signpost 2014  

2014 edition of the Shropshire Signpost - full of colourful features and ideas of places to visit in Shropshire.