There is something for every taste being served up in Ledbury this summer. Whether you prefer a flavour of true tradition or something more adventurous, there has never been a better time to discover one of England’s best foodie destinations. Here are just some of the satisfying and surprising things to try for yourself in the coming weeks and months:
Excellent Vegan-friendly Dining in Ledbury, Herefordshire
Do you ever struggle to find top quality restaurants that cater for vegans? It can be a common sticking point, especially when you are trying to arrange a meal out with friends and family who have very different preferences. However, one of the great unsung highlights here at the Feathers is our wide knowledge of vegan and alternative dishes amongst our kitchen team.
Perhaps with our historic setting, diners just don’t expect to find a rich knowledge of interesting vegan options and in truth, vegan dishes do not feature prominently on our daily changing menus. However, we do organise and prepare creative vegan menu options for diners and 'those in the know', providing we are given sufficient notice at the time of booking. We find that the carnivores can be tempted from our vegan menu selections too - perhaps Oyster Mushroom, Black Truffle and Soft Herb Risotto? Or maybe fresh Tuscan Linguine? Come and see for yourself and remember to let us know at the time of booking so we can plan ahead and offer some of the best vegan menu options to enjoy together at The Feathers.
Grow Your Own or Gain Expert Cooking Tips at RHS Malvern
Lots to try and taste this spring (Image courtesy of RHS Malvern Spring Festival)
Whether you enjoy growing your own organic produce or are looking for tips and fresh tastes from the regions experts, RHS Malvern is always well worth a visit by foodies. The 2017 RHS Malvern Spring Festival (11-14 May) looks especially tasty this year. Not only is there a special Food and Drink Pavillion packed with top local suppliers, but various cookery demonstrations and hands-on fun at the Kitchen Garden Theatre. Add a huge selection of beautiful and creative garden exhibits and you have a great day out. Click here for further details and tickets.
Get to the Heart of Herefordshire Food at Royal Three Counties Show (16-18 June 2017)
Both unsung regional heroes and well known personalities will be at this year's event (Image courtesy of the Royal Three Counties Show)
In the age of convenience stores and giant supermarkets, it is always wonderful to find an event that brings customers and independent producers closer together. For anyone who enjoys finely crafted food and drink, this annual show is certainly worth taking a big bite out of. There is always a fabulous array of produce to sample from right across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, whether you crave fine cheese or authentic ales and farmhouse ciders. It’s also a great place for gift shopping, while a myriad of animal attractions and entertainment should keep younger guests happy too. Click here for further details.
Tours, Tasting Sessions & Fine Foodie Breaks
There is always something fresh to enjoy here in Ledbury and the surrounding area. Our restaurant offers something deliciously different on every visit, as our chefs make the most of each season with excellent local ingredients and award-winning flair. Meanwhile, guests are also spoiled for choice when it comes to great food shops, producers and places to visit in the area (see our recent blog on top food and drink tours and experiences for a selection of the best). See our current sample menus for a flavour of The Feathers Hotel, or why not make it a great foodie escape with one of our current special offers?