Discover amazing places, explore great attractions and enjoy a lovely cream tea. During 2019 Visit Shropshire Hills will be organising a trail with a competition to find who serves up the finest Shropshire Cream Tea. Visit some delightful gardens, enjoy scenic walks, shop for locally-produced food, tour historic places – and find a lovely cream tea on the way.
A Shropshire Cream Tea consists of homemade scones, cream, butter if desired and jam made from the Shropshire Prune Damson. This is a celebration of local food on one plate! The Shropshire Prune is quite prevalent in hedgerows in the Shropshire Hills and at one stage there were orchards in the county. Cultivation and usage of the Shropshire Prune has declined, and the Slow Food organisation has taken it into it’s “Ark of Taste” to ensure its survival. We are delighted to work with Slow Food Ludlow-Marches to promote this magnificent fruit.
More details of the Trail will be released here in late March. The trail will go around all of the Shropshire Hills area and there will be an online voting system. Visitors can try a variety of offerings while visiting the many attractions dotted in and around the Shropshire Hills, knowing there is a good spot for afternoon tea for refreshment. At the end of August a panel will decide a shortlist to be visited by judges who will then present the winner at the Ludlow Food Festival in September.
Our sponsors Ludlow Farm offer all the ingredients needed if you want to take a taste of Shropshire home with you, lovingly crafted in their shop at Bromfield.
If you are interested in being on the Trail please email email@example.com
Showing interest so far in a roughly clockwise route:
Dower House Garden, Morville
WIldgoose Nursery and Garden, Millichope SY7 9HE
The Larch Barn, Cleobury Mortimer
Local to Ludlow, Castle Sq, Ludlow
Ludlow Castle Tearooms
Ludlow Kitchen, Bromfield
Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
Jemima’s Kitchen, Church Stretton
Thyme, Bishops Castle
Kerry Vale Vineyard, Pentreheyling
The Bog Visitor Centre, Stiperstones