Valentines Ale Massacre 2019

The Valentines Ale Massacre 2019 at the Ludlow Brewing Company is on the 8th, 9th and 10th February 2019.

Ludlow Brewing Company Valentines Ale Massacre 2019 Poster.

It is the 8th annual Beer Festival at Ludlow Brewing Company and there will be over 20 beers and ciders to sample. There will be plenty of Shropshire beers to try from other local brewing companies.

There is free entry during the day to the Valentines Ale Massacre which is open from 10a.m until 6pm on Friday and Saturday. Sunday, beer will be served from 11a.m. until 4pm.

Valentines Ale Massacre Comedy Night

As part of the Valentines Ale Massacre on Friday 8th they are raising funding for the Fringe by having a Comedy Evening starting at 7pm and finishing at 11pm. There is a charge of £10

On Saturday evening there will be live music from Saint Loe and support. There is a charge of £10

Booking for both evening events is advised.

The Valentines Ale Massacre gives a great opportunity for sampling lots of different beers you wouldn’t normally try. Soft drinks and coffee available for drivers.

The images used in this post are copyright Ludlow Brewing Company and Ludlow Fringe.


Do you know what a Sportive is?

A Sportive is a long or short distance, mass participation cycle ride, often organised to raise money for a good cause and held annually.

It is meant to be non competitive but many cyclists will challenge themselves against the clock.

Sportive is shortened from Cyclosportive.

There are several events in Shropshire but the ones below are the nearest. There is also a couple in North Herefordshire, one at Leominster and one at Lucton.

Ride the Shropshire Marches 21st May

The Ludlow Brewing Company Sportive 4th June

Georgia Williams Cycle Ride 10th June

Tour d’Arts Alive 25th June

South Shropshire Tors 17th September

We are able to provide lockable storage for bikes and I am sure my husband will let you use his work stand if you decide to stay at Folly View to attend one of these events.

Like a Beer Festival – But Better!


What combines 200 real ales, 60 passionate local food and drink producers with a mix of toe tapping live music and over 180 spectacular classic cars?


The Ludlow Spring Festival

The Ludlow Spring Festival 2017 is a combination of the 8th Ludlow Spring Festival and the 32nd Marches Transport Festival and takes place in the beautiful surrounds of Ludlow Castle and at various Ludlow streets and the market square..

The event typically also features:

  • Taste Workshops
  • Festival Sausage Trail
  • Festival Loaf Trail
  • Real Ale Trail
  • Pudding Tasting
  • Sunday Specialist Food Market

Over 150 small independent food and drink producers from the Marches will be present and offering samples and sales of hot and cold food along with demonstrations, talks and hands-on workshops.

There is also a “Festival Pub” where you can enjoy “Meet the Brewer” sessions where brewers from some of the regions brewers – Hobsons Brewery, Corvedale Brewery, Brecon Brewing, Wye Valley Brewery, Ludlow Brewing Company – will answer your questions and guide you through beer tastings.

You can find more information at the Ludlow Spring Festival Web site.

Valentines Ale Massacre

Ludlow Brewing Valentines Ale Massacre Leaflet

Ludlow Brewing Valentines Ale Massacre Leaflet

Ludlow Brewing Company this year has its Beer Festival on the 17th, 18th and 19th February.

It is usually the nearest weekend to to Valentines Day, hence being called the Valentines Ale Massacre.

There are lots of beers to try, all of which will be on tap.

There will be live music on Friday and Saturday with an entrance charge of £7 on Friday night.
Saturday and Sunday there is free entry but you do have to pay for the beer.

People come from far and wide and if you want to drink but not drive the train station is right next door.

Ludlow Food Festival Ale Trail Winners

The Ale Trail was was held once again at the 2016 Ludlow Food Festival and the winners in the 2 categories were as follows:

Ale Trail Professional’s Choice

1st: Blonde 4%, Ludlow Brewery, served at Ludlow Brewery

2nd: Stairway 5%, Ludlow Brewery served at the Nelson Inn

3rd: Blonde 3.8%, Joules Brewery served at the Rose and Crown

Ale Trail People’s Choice

1st: Butty Bach, Wye Valley Brewery served at Ye Olde Bull Ring Travel

2nd: Blonde, Ludlow Brewery served at Ludlow Brewery

3rd: Boiling Well, Ludlow Brewery served at the Feathers Hotel

You can find more information on these local breweries at the following links:

Ludlow Brewing Company

Joule’s Brewery

Wye Valley Brewery

If you enjoy locally brewed Shropshire beers then you may want to visit the Clun Valley Beer Festival.