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Where is Ludlow?

Ludlow is a market town in Shropshire, England.

It is located 28 miles (45 km) south of Shrewsbury and 23 miles (37 km) north of Hereford, on the A49 road which bypasses the town.

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What is Ludlow Food Festival?

Ludlow Food & Drink Festival is an exciting weekend with over 50 hours of talks, demonstrations and workshops across three stages and around the castle, from fire cooking to hands-on kitchen skills and Slow Food. Internationally renowned chefs and food writers take to the stages alongside skilled local producers revealing the secrets behind their dishes and produce.


Ludlow is synonymous with food and drink excellence and showcases some of the finest local talent and produce.


Experience the atmosphere of the Castle by night with our after-hours events. Featuring live DJ sets, cocktails and street food - all lit up by the flickering flames from the Kadai Fire Bowls.

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Chef on the Fire Stage at Ludlow Food Festival

When is it?











The British Live Fire Cooking Championships will be held at Ludlow Food Festival on the Fire Stage. 

While the competition is completely free to enter, if you would like to come and watch and enjoy all that Ludlow Food Festival has to offer, then you will either need to purchase tickets directly from their website.

What to expect...

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Where did it all begin?

The idea was simple yet revolutionary - to create a festival that would showcase the area's small food and drink producers while inviting visitors to explore Ludlow's rich array of shops, restaurants, and pubs. The gamble paid off, as the festival quickly became a must-visit event for food lovers across the nation.

As the festival celebrates its 30th year, we are filled with anticipation and excitement for what lies ahead. The Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival has always been more than just an event; it's a community, a movement, and a testament to the power of collective passion for food and drink.

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Aerial view of Ludlow Food Festival

The Fire Stage

What is the Live Fire Stage? ​

The Fire Stage showcases some of the best live fire chefs from across the UK and is the main hub of the Inner Bailey. Expect to gain expert tips and tricks for cooking over fire with many demos taking place over the weekend. 


What role will it play in the competition? 

The Fire Stage will be hosting the competition, with all rounds taking place on the stage throughout the weekend. 

Sponsorship by Kadai & Love Logs 

This year the Fire Stage will be sponsored by Kadai and Love Logs, who are bringing something special to the 30 year anniversary with The British Live Fire Cooking Championships. 

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Fire Stage at Ludlow Food Festival

Want to enter?

Take a look at how to be a part of this years competition below!

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