Shropshire Oktoberfest 2017

There is a new edition to the festival calendar in Shropshire – Shropshire Oktoberfest 2017. The festival is being held on the 6th – 8th October 2017 in Quarry Park, Shrewsbury. The ingredients of this new festival include: Ale – over 150 real ales from brewers across the SIBA Wales and West region Lager – […]

Ludlow Festivals 2018

Ludlow was famously described by John Betjeman as: the loveliest town in England Some people say that Ludlow is the foodiest town in England, and one of Ludlow’s claim to fame is that the first food festival in the UK was held here in 1996 and has been held annually since. Nowadays Ludlow is home […]

Clun Valley Beer Festival 2017

The Clun Valley Beer Festival 2017 takes place on Friday 6th October and Saturday 7th October 2017 when all the pubs in the Clun Valley join in. Transport is provided between the pubs. The Clun Valley pubs that are participating include: The Kangaroo Inn, Aston on Clun The Crown Inn, Clunton The Hundred House Inn, […]

A New Boiler

A New Boiler at Folly View Let A new Worcester Boiler has been installed in Folly View Let. The old boiler was nursed by Jon through a few teething problems but eventually settled to working well. If it hadn’t been for Jon I think it would have been replaced a lot sooner, within the first […]


One of the benefits of staying at Folly View Let is the proximity to wildlife. I have told you about the birds we see in the garden and we will soon be putting out bird food on a regular basis. However, we thought you would like to hear about our guest who had a surprise […]

Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

Market Drayton, the “Home of Gingerbread”, introduces a new festival – the Ginger and Spice Festival 2017 – celebrating culinary links to the ancient spice route. Market Drayton is a market town in north Shropshire and the birthplace of Robert Clive, the first Lord Clive also known as “Clive of India”. Market Drayton claims to […]

Mortimer Forest Autumn Foraging Course

Want to learn more about which Mushrooms and Fungi are edible? Then the Mortimer Forest Autumn Foraging Course is for you. Wild Food UK are organising identification days in Mortimer Forest: 16th September 2017 13th October 2017 21st October 2017   Mortimer Forest is a mixed woodland and this lends itself to being able find […]

Ludlow Cycling Festival

Ludlow Cycling Festival is on Sunday 17th September 2017 at the Ludlow Rugby Club. They are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. There are five bike rides for different abilities and styles starting at staggered times from the Rugby Club. There will be activities at the Ludlow Rugby Club through out the day. Isle Bikes […]

Michaelmas Fair

Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair is on the 23rd September from midday until late. There are three processions to enjoy. The Steam Engine and Vintage Vehicle processions are at 12.30pm and 5pm. Fuzz Townshend will be doing the commentary for the procession and I am sure there will be a chance to meet this cool guy […]

Ludlow Food Festival 2017

The Ludlow Food Festival is the UK’s first ever Food Festival and celebrates it’s 23rd year in 2017 starting on Friday 8th September and lasting through Sunday 10th September. The festival features real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches. Many of the more than 180 local food and drink suppliers offer […]