If you are a foodie a huge selection of local food shops, quality restaurants, cafes and bars await you.
To start you off we have detailed below a sample, most of which we have tried and tested ! There are lots more venues on offer in and around Ludlow…enjoy!
Based in the town’s former Assembly Rooms, Bill’s Kitchen does what Bill’s used to when it was in its infancy. It brings together the best local producers, provides a stuff-you-like-to-eat menu and offers service with a smile in a hustling, bustling dining room.
Bill’s Kitchen not only dazzles in respect of service and food, it also serves as a potent reminder of just how good Ludlow’s independents can be.
Completely refurbished at the start of 2019, The Clive Arms offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can sample some of the regions finest seasonal food whether in the restaurant or the bar, or weather permitting in one off the outside courtyard areas.
Asian restaurant, bar and lounge with deep leather sofas and doors onto a bamboo filled garden.
Independently owned and family run bar and restaurant with a good variety of local food and ales overlooking the iconic Ludford Bridge with 2 waterfront decks with stunning views of the River Teme.
Located in the centre of Ludlow a storied pub dating back to the 1400’s, offering real ales and good pub food.
Located in central Ludlow approached through a cobbled courtyard, the oldest pub in Ludlow dating back to 13th Century plying its trade as an inn for over 600 years. Serving a good selection of real ales, good wine and homemade food using local suppliers.
Set in a 18th century farmhouse 15 min drive from Ludlow with views across Hertfordshire country side. Full English breakfasts and evening meals are served in the grand and elegantly furnished dining room originally the granary to the Old Downton Farm. The restaurant offers a small A La Carte menus well as a tasting menu. Children over 13 years old are welcome.
Shapla Indian Restaurant offers both take away and restaurant offerings. Offering a world of favours creating a wide range of authentic Indian cuisine to suite anyones tastes.
A major refurbishment has created two new restaurant, dining rooms and lounge bar serving excellent food and drinks. The original Victorian features of the building have been sympathetically combined with contemporary decoration.
From The Cliffe at Dinham, you can walk to Ludlow town centre in a few minutes or take a little longer in a riverside stroll through Whitcliffe Common. All around lies the beautiful South Shropshire countryside with wonderful opportunities to explore.
The Blue Boar was built in 1650, and its story continues today. Great local beers and fine wines compliment a traditional atmosphere, for all those who like to drink eat and converse either outside in our sunny garden or by a warm crackling fire.
Located in the heart of Ludlow, The George is a historic Grade II listed property which has been restored to be a welcoming for the local community. The bar and restaurant open in the morning for coffee with the papers, for after work drinks with friends, and for quality dining with family.
The open theatre kitchen will be crafting an inspired menu complemented with a fabulous drinks menu. Sunday lunch is served with a whole lot more.
A family run pub residing in a grade two listed building in a riverside setting. A cosy beamed and wood panelled pub with uneven floors and truly unique character. The dining room has an open fire, a tasty gastro pub homemade menu and vegetarian options. Relaxing outside seating and garden area by the River Corve.
Set in the heart of historic Ludlow, The Queens is a family run freehold pub with a warm & informal atmosphere. The Queens specialise in real ales and homemade, traditional dishes with home cooked food in the vaulted ceiling restaurant or relax and chill with a few drinks on the decking area in the garden.
Listed in the Michelin Guide. Simply one of the best fine dining restaurants in and around Ludlow. Well known chef and no owner, Mr Bossut, known throughout the Ludlow area from his time at Elliotts at Dinham and also a previous period at The French Pantry. Booking is essential.
Francophiles should head to this little piece of France sited on a town centre side street. The laid-back interior ticks all the bistro boxes – think checked tablecloths, studded banquettes and a classic French menu of boldly flavoured dishes such as French onion soup, snails, cassoulet and tarte Tatin.
Advanced bookings required.
Independent coffee and cake cafe in Ludlow. Also on offer is a wide selection of craft spirits, gins, tonics and gin tasting evenings.
Michelin Guide listed. A local forest gives this 16C townhouse restaurant its name. It has plenty of character, courtesy of exposed stone, sloping floors and lovely wood panelling. Concise set menus offer classically rooted dishes with a personal touch of superb fine dining.
Bistro 7 always aim to serve beautiful homemade food from the finest ingredients. The name Bistro 7 of Ludlow has come about because they are situated at Number 7
Here, you can find the recipes and ingredients of the British fine dining cuisine. You will be offered perfectly cooked halibut, belly pork and duck confit. Visitors can have good sticky toffee pudding, fruitcake and lemon pie at Bistro 7.
The wine list is extensive, it can satisfy the needs of all guests. It’s time to degustate great coffee. A number of reviewers consider the staff appealing. This place is notable for its cool service. Prices here are reported to be affordable. Booking essential.
The Fish House provides the wonderful opportunity to relax and sample fresh seafood, with a glass of something refreshing, whilst making the most of a lovely vantage spot of Ludlow’s town centre.
They are fully licensed and can offer a range of expertly sourced wines and ales, and also serve soft drinks for those not looking for alcohol.
Enjoy the delights of oysters, lobster, dressed crab, smoked salmon, prawns, crayfish, smoked mackerel, pates, brown shrimp and so much more!
Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, a traditional open-air market, managed by Ludlow Town Council, takes place in the town square every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year.
More than forty stalls selling a range of goods including fresh produce, cheeses, books and a selection of local crafts.
In addition to the regular market, most Sundays see the market stalls being used either as a flea market (usually fortnightly), or for various specialist themes, such as books, antiques, gardens or crafts.
- Ludlow Market Days
- Monday: General Market
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: General Market
- Thursday: Local Producers Market (Local to Ludlow) Every 2nd and 4th week
- Friday: General Market
- Saturday: General Market
- Sunday: Antique & Collectors fair on 1st and 3rd weeks
Discover the brewing magic of the award-winning Ludlow Brewery, here in Shropshire and the Marches – an area fast becoming one of the leading brewing regions in the UK. We are proud to have a 5* rating on Facebook, Google reviews and TripAdvisor.
Located in a specially converted railway shed, just over 50 metres north of Ludlow railway station. The building has been fully refurbished to latest building standards and houses a 20 barrel brewing system. Ludlow Brewery produces award winning high quality ales right in the heart of the beautiful town of Ludlow.
Joining Ludlow’s tradition of fine food and drink, Ludlow Brewing Company is a small brewery which aims to produce high quality real ale for the discerning drinker.
Local and handmade food retailer with on-site kitchen, for meat, dairy products, jams and breads.