Ledbury celebrates The Big Breakfast

Last weekend (February 2-4) ardent breakfasters were out and about to enjoy what was on offer this year at The Ledbury Big Breakfast.

The weather for February was unseasonably mild which encouraged breakfasters to eat “al fresco” at several venues.

Both Gurneys and Wallers Butchers created special breakfast products, and on the Friday, the Country Market served cooked breakfasts at the Burgage Hall. The Big Breakfast also featured at Hellens Produce Market on the Saturday.

Food venues in Ledbury reported good demand including “first-timers” Fresh Blooms Sandwiches and The Ledberry. At the Trumpet Tearoom, Annie lit the 50 year old Aga to provide extra capacity.

The Organic Café’s Middle Eastern style breakfast was popular and raised £550 for MSF Doctors without Borders to help with their valuable work – the Zaatar and oil flatbread looked appealing.

The High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Robert Robinson joined the Town Mayor of Ledbury Councillor Helen I’Anson, County Councillors Stef Simmons and Justine Peberdy, The Town Clerk and members of Ledbury Food Group for breakfast to launch the event. Mr Robinson and the Mayor then visited a number of venues taking part.

Mr Robinson was impressed by what he saw – “Really good food here, lots of proper Herefordshire fare, in the lovely historic market town of Ledbury”.

Griff Holliday for the organisers, Ledbury Food Group, said, “Thank you to all who made this year’s Ledbury Big Breakfast another great success – showing off the quality and variety of Ledbury and district’s food offering.

"Thanks too to all who supported this year’s event by coming out for breakfast. Apologies to those who were not able to get their first choice on Saturday – sadly there is a limit to capacity in town for this popular event.”