PLANS are at an advanced stage for the Ludlow Spring Food Festival.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Festival which starts the evening of Friday, May 11 and runs through to the Sunday evening.

It is offering is a mix of food, drink and cars wrapped up in one great event.

This year visitors will be able to learn how to become a master cocktail mixologist with Bridgnorth-based Phillip Jeffery who has worked in five star establishments in both London and Sydney.

The free talks and tipples area has a line-up including sessions from CSons, Teme Valley Brewery, Hundred House Coffee, Shropshire Salumi and Paso Primero

There will be a pie trail on Saturday and a pudding trail on Sunday.

Food producers and brewers will be exhibiting and demonstrating.

The regional heats of the SIBA Best Beer Awards take place behind closed doors on Friday afternoon just before the festival opens, so visitors will be the first to taste the award winners across the weekend.

The Food Festival is combined with the Marches Transport Festival that will include vehicles ranging from pre-war classics to 80s glamour.

Gleaming classic and their owners take centre stage in the castle and around it. This year Land Rover is celebrating 70 years of the Defender and there will be examples from four decades of its illustrious history.

For families, there will be kid’s cookery and to family games. it’s a weekend for all generations.

The Ludlow Spring Festival starts at 5pm on Friday, May 11 and runs across Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased in advance.