Fortunately, there is plenty to do for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the Ludlow area. Here’s a roundup of local activities and things to do for the coming holiday weekend:
Beacon lighting, Ludlow Castle
Ludlow Castle’s outer bailey will be open for people to picnic and listen to the Ludlow Town Band. Continuing a long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees and other celebrations with the lighting of beacons, one will take place at the top of the castle keep at 9.45 pm in tandem with others around the country.
Evening entertainment, Ludlow Market
Will join the nation-wide ‘Love Your Local Market” activities and will have a celebratory atmosphere with bunting and flags. Plans are for the market stalls to have chairs for people to sit around and enjoy food (from the many street food stalls and restaurants) and music by Ludlow’s Male Voice Choir and local bands, including ‘Join the Dots’ and ‘Dustbirds’.
Street food festival, Ludlow Chamber of Commerce and Ludlow Town Council
Both Ludlow Gin and Ludlow Brewery will have bars in Castle Square on Thursday 2 June. Ludlow Brewery says it will serve beer, wine and soft drinks, as part of the Street Food Festival organised by Ludlow Chamber of Trade and the town council. Shops will be open til late.
Rest of weekend sorted, Ludlow Brewery
Afternoon fun and food! So get the family, hang out and enjoy the Pizza Girls on 3 June from 1-6 pm, Flaming Delicious on 4 June from 12-4:30 pm and Beefy Boys on 5 June from 12-5 pm.
Window dressing competition, E J Poyners
Keep your eyes open as shops in Ludlow will present their window best to mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen coming to the throne. Judging will take place on 1 June, and winners will be announced the following day.
Jammy Jubliee treats, Swifts Bakery Ltd
Jubliee-themed treats are on the menu at Swift’s Bakery in their Ludlow and Clee Hill shops; among the sweet treats to be had cupcakes, jammy diamond biscuits and crown shortbreads
15% Jubliee discount on rooms, Ludlow Mascall Centre
Are offering a 15% discount on all rooms over the weekend. If you need to book rooms for additional guests over to enjoy the celebrations, check out availability.
Make mine a pizza, The Queens
Everyone is celebrating in the way that pleases them the most and enjoying wood-fired pizzas is one of them! Over at The Queens on the 1 June from 5-8 pm.