About Ledbury

Ledbury Poetry Festival 30 June – 9 July 2017.

Ledbury is a lively and picturesque market town, close to the Malvern Hills.  It is well-known for its black and white architecture, its wealth of individual shops and its pubs, restaurants and cafes serving delicious local produce.

Ledbury is an ancient borough, dating back to the Domesday Book, where it was recorded as Liedeberge, and returned members to Parliament in the reign of Edward I. Ledbury probably takes its name from the River Leadon, on which it stands. The Old English berg (hill) has been added to the river name.

If you would like your business included in this directory, please complete the following form and email to Phillippa Slinger on manager@poetry-festival.co.uk

Ledbury Shop Windows Display Competition

The 2017 theme will be “Outdoor Magic”. Stay tuned for more details!

Church Lane by Harry Rook 2013  Church Lane by Harry Rook


The Coach House at Homme House, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2NJ. Contact Charlie Finnigan Tel: 07764 346 725 www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/5634993 email: charlie@hommehouse.co.uk. Characterful 4 double or twin bedroom en suite C18th coach house on the private Homme House Estate.

The Dell House, 2 Green Lane, Malvern Wells, WR14 4HU. Contact Kevin and Elizabeth Rolph 01684 564448 www.thedellhouse.co.uk email stay@thedellhouse.co.uk B&B and three self-catering apartments in distinctive Regency house set in two acres of wooded gardens, 15 mins’ drive from Ledbury

The Lodge at Orchard Cottage, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2NU. Tel: 01531 660646 /07748 832344 www.orchardcottagemuchmarcle.co.uk email: orchardcottagemuchmarcle@gmail.com Luxury B&B in a tranquil setting . 3 doubles with ensuites. Delicious home cooked breakfast with local produce and homemade jams and marmalade. Tripadvisor Award of Excellence 2015

The Old Surgery, Bed with Breakfast, 16 The Southend, Ledbury, HR8 2EY. A discreet, charming home-from-home in the centre of Ledbury. Two beautiful twin/superking rooms from £85 per night Tel:  01531 631705  M:  07786846019 Email:  theoldsurgeryledbury@gmail.com

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, The Orchard, South Parade, Ledbury HR82HA  Tel 01531 632294 Email: enquiries@orchardhouseledbury.co.uk www.orchardhouseledbury.co.uk Orchard House offers luxury B&B accommodation, a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Ledbury. Walled garden, heated swimming pool

White House Cottages, Aylton, Ledbury, HR8 2RQ. Contact Serena Thirlwell Tel: 01531 670349 www.whitehousecottages.co.uk email: bookings@whitehousecottages.co.uk Five characterful self-catering cottages nestled in tranquil countryside just 5 miles from Ledbury

Woodside Country Park, Falcon Lane, Ledbury HR8 2JN. Tel 01531 670269 www.woodsidelodges.co.uk email: bookings@woodsidelodges.co.uk 28 acre country park providing a range of accommodation including Scanadanavian self-catering lodges, bunkhouses, camping pods and camping. Fishing on site. An easy cycle-ride’s distance from Ledbury.

The Elms Caravanning and Camping, Worcester Road, Ledbury, HR8 1EE. Tel:07974 867047 www.theelmsledbury.co.uk Fred will do special rates for Festival goers, especially for those under 25

Please visit: http://showmeengland.co.uk/ledbury/accommodation/ and scroll down for a comprehensive list of local providers


Whether you want to lunch, do some shopping or just look around we can recommend these places to visit. The independent shops in Ledbury are one of the things that make this market town so special.

The Apothecary Shop  31 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8  1BN Tel: 01531 633448 www.theapothecaryshop.co.uk Mon – Sat  9.30am – 5pm. Organic and natural products to promote health and well-being, natural remedies, supplements, loose herbs, skin, hair, dental and personal care plus in-store therapists.

Bamboo – The Flower Gallery, 22 New Street, Ledbury HR8 2DX Tel: 01531 631598 www.bamboo-theflowergallery.co.uk email: kathryn@bamboo-theflowergallery.co.uk. Mon – Thurs 9.30am –  5pm (Tues 2.30pm), Fri 9am – 5.30pm, Sat 9am – 4.30pm. Beautiful, imaginative flowers for all occasions. Winner Best Wedding Florist Herefordshire.

Butler & Sweatman, 64 & 155 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BS Tel: 01531 631333  www.butlerandsweatman.co.uk info@butlerandsweatman.co.uk 10am – 5pm Follow us on  Twitter @Butler_Sweatman  Supporting the Festival since 1999, we have two shops in Ledbury’s Homend offering collections from Emma Bridgewater, Cath Kidston, Alessi and Dartington. Visit us and live the magazine lifestyle!

CN Bibliographic, No2 Church House, Church Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1DP Tel: 01531 634138 Email: books@cnbibliographic.co.uk   www.cnbibliographic.co.uk  Typesetting, proofreading, bookbinding with some poetry in it.

Caffe No 21, 1st floor Ceci Paolo,  21 High Street, Ledbury HR8 1DS Tel: 01531 632400 email: caffeno.21@btinternet.com Mon – Sat 9.15am – 4pm *Note hours will be extended for Poetry Festival* Breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea and cake, light suppers. Barista coffee, Licensed.

Ceci Paolo Ltd, 21 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS. Tel: 01531 632976 www.cecipaolo.com, email: order@cecipaolo.com Mon – Sat 9am – 5.30pm A culinary and lifestyle emporium dedicated to celebrating the enjoyment of food, wine, fashion and stylish living

Crowthers Chartered Accountants, 10 The Southend, Ledbury HR8 2EY. Tel: 01531 631500 www.crowther.co.uk Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm. We provide a variety of professional services to our business and personal clients. We have a dedicated specialist team for farming clients.

Eastnor Castle, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL 01531 633160 For opening times, see www.eastnorcastle.com email: enquiries@eastnorcastle.com. A fascinating castle at the foot of the Malvern Hills, surrounded by a lake, arboretum and Deer Park. A great family day out.

Ethos, Tudor House, 17C High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS Tel: 01531 634636 email: shop@ethos.trading.co.uk Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm. Fair trade gifts, jewellery and homeware. Organic cotton, bamboo and hemp clothing.  Ladies and gents bamboo socks

J.B.Gaynan and Son 18,The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1BT Tel: 01531 632992 www.gaynans.co.uk email: sales@gaynans.co.uk  Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 2pm. Family-run independent jewellers est 1947. Fine silver and gold jewellery, watch and clock repairs, jewellery repairs and valuations, next day restringing service

Grant and Co Estate Agents, Lanark House, New Street, Ledbury HR8 2DX Tel: 01531 637 341 www.grantco.co, email: ledbury@grantco.co  Specialist country house, rural and equestrian estate agent. Based in Ledbury and covering the three counties region and Monmouthshire

Handley Organics  5 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS , Tel: 01531 631136 handleyorganics@btinternet.com Mon – Sat  9am – 5pm. Organic fresh fruit and veg plus our own baked produce and dried goods to suit most diets.

In Stark Contrast, 17 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS. Tel: 01531 632542 www.instarkcontrast email: janepearl@btconnect.com Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm

An individual ladies’ fashion shop. Purveyor of quality women’s labels including Masai, Oska, Joseph Ribkoff, Latte, and Van Dal together with quality accessories

John Nash Antiques and Interiors 18 High Street, Ledbury HR8 1DS Tel: 01531 635714 www.johnnash.co.uk email: enquiries@johnnash.co.uk. Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm. Interior designers and Antique furniture dealers offering the leading brands of fabrics, lighting, wallpapers and paints. All works undertaken from design to completion

The Kitchen Cupboard  21 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS  Tel: 01531 635603. Mon – Sat  9am – 5.30pm. A specialist cookshop selling everything from induction compatible saucepans and frying pans to aprons, peppermills, knives bakeware and numerous gadgets

Ledbury Area Cycle Forum.  www.comecyclingledbury.com  LACF promotes leisure and utility cycling. It campaigns for improved cycling infrastructure, organises community cycling events and publishes cycling maps. The website sells maps and promotes independent tourism providers, accommodation, pubs, bike hire, and places of interest.

Ledbury and District Civic Society, www.ledburycivicsociety.org A charity promoting the protection and improvement of historic and natural features and buildings in and around Ledbury. We run Butcher Row House Museum, hire the Burgage Hall to local organisations and provide local grants.

Ledbury Books and Maps 20 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS  Tel: 01531 633226 www.ledburybooksandmaps.co.uk  email: info@ledburybooksandmaps.co.uk. Mon – Sat  9am – 8pm,  Sundays during Festival  10am – 4pm. Exceptional range of books across all genres. Buy your official 20th Anniversary Festival Anthology here!

Ledbury Dental Care, 21 The Southend, Ledbury HR8 2EY. Dr Tania Dal Balcon. Tel: 01531 632 839 www.ledburydentalcare.co.uk email: enquiries@ledburydentalcare.co.uk  Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm. For a range of private dental care, including quality white fillings, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants

Ledbury News, 3 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS  Tel: 01531 632 507. Live till 5 Mon – Fri, through the door ‘till 4 Saturday, Heaven ‘till 11 Sundays. Traditional newsagents, confectioner and tobacconist

Ledbury Park Veterinary Centre The Southend, Ledbury HR8 2HD Tel: 01531 633141 www.ledburyparkvetcentre.co.uk email: info@leburyparkvetcentre.co.uk. Mon – Fri 8.30am – 6pm, Sat 8.30am – 1pm. Consultations by appointment. A small friendly veterinary practice committed to providing excellent standards of care for domestic pets, horses and livestock.

Market House Café 1 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BN Tel: 01531 634250 www.markethousecafe.co.uk email: info@markethousecafe.co.uk. Mon – Fri  9am-4pm,  Sat 9am – 4.30pm. Breakfasts, lunches, daily specials, afternoon tea.  All homemade using locally sourced produce.  Deli sells  breads, cheeses, homemade preserves

Monkley’s Furniture 76 The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BX Tel: 01531 248312 www.monkleyfurniture.co.uk email: jomonkley@btinternet.com. Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5pm. Antique furniture restoration, bespoke handcrafted furniture and kitchens. Vintage and handpainted furniture. A range of home and giftware.

The Muse Café, Homend Mews, Ledbury, HR8 1BN Tel: 01531 633764 www.musecafeledbury email: musecafe.ledbury@hotmail.co.uk Mon – Sat 8.30am – 6pm, Sun 10.30am – 4.30pm See extended hours for Festival on website. All day breakfasts, lunches, main meals, gluten-, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan catered for. Licensed. Quiet courtyard setting.

Open Door Designs 21A High Street, Ledbury, HR81DS Tel: 01531 635002 email: opendoorledbury@hotmail.com Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm. Stockists of Farrow and Ball wallpaper and paint, new and vintage painted furniture, fabric and soft furnishings. We offer a furniture painting service and free colour consultancy

Orme and Slade Natwest Chambers, The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1AB Tel: 01531 632226 email: enquiries@ormeandslade.co.uk. Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm. Family and Business Solicitors dealing with Conveyancing, Wills, Probate, Commercial Leases, Family Law, Powers of Attorney, Employment, Company and Commercial Law.

Renaissance, 1 Tudor Mews, The Homend, Ledbury, HR8 1BT Tel: 01531 635371 www.renaissance-menswear.co.uk email: susie.mcckechnie@btinternet.com Mon – Fr 10am – 6pm, Sat 10am – 5 pm Stylish clothes, accessories and gifts for men.

Shanti – Shanti, The Design Quarter, 12 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS. Tel: 01531 635106 www.shanti-shanti.co.uk email:shantishanti@talktalk.net Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm Mon – Sat 10am – 5.30pm OPEN Sun 3rd and 10th July. Fairly traded crafts from around the world, including silver jewellery.

Sitara Restaurant, 19 High St, Ledbury, HR8 1DS Tel: 01531 630088 www.sitararestaurant.co.uk email:enquiries@sitararestaurant.co.uk  5.30pm – 11pm. Fine Indian cuisine using the best quality fresh ingredients and spices. Traditional and contemporary dishes, and mouth watering sweets. You are assured of a warm welcome.

Stuart and Wendy Houghton, 8a Bankside Industrial Estate, Ledbury HR8 2DR. Tel: 01531 633827 www.stuarthaughtonpotter.co.uk, www.wendyhaughton.co.uk. Stuart and Wendy specialise in hand thrown porcelain and ceramic artistry respectively. Their studios are open by appointment, and in open days throughout the year.

ThinK Travel 1 Church Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DH Tel: 01531 631114 www.thinktravelagents.co.uk email: tk@thinktravelagents.co.uk. An independent travel agent, part of the Travel Trust Association, offering all types of holidays and tailor-made itineries.

Three Counties Bookshop 6 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS  Tel: 01531 635699. We sell books after many Festival events at the back of the venue, where the poets also sign their books.  The bookshop itself is just around the corner from the Burgage Hall. Buy your official 20th Anniversary Festival Anthology here!

Tinsmiths  8 A High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS. Tel: 01531 632083 www.tinsmiths.co.uk email: info@tinsmiths.co.uk Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm Fabrics off the roll, lighting and homewares. Regular exhibitions held in the architecturally acclaimed “Miracle of Ledbury” tucked away down Tinsmiths Alley

The Uncommon Touch Diane Fullerton, First Floor, Bethesda Physio Clinic, Lodge Cottage, The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1AR Tel: 01531 636507 / 07879 286544 www.theuncommontouch.co.uk email: diane@theuncommontouch.co.uk Appointments available Mon-Fri 10am-7pm Weekends by arrangement. Professionally Qualified Massage Therapist offering personally tailored massage treatments

The Velvet Bean 33 The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1BP Tel: 01531 634744 email: thevelvetbean@hotmail.co.uk. Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm. Truffles, novelties and single origin chocolates made on the premises in Ledbury. Many unique treats for all the family.

WyeBridge Interior 26 High Street, Ledbury, HR8 1DS Tel: 01531 634102 www.presents4u.com email: info@wyebridge.comMon – Sat  9.30am – 5pm.The enticing shop next to the Feathers Hotel. All aspects of interior design, lighting and a wonderful range of designer-led gifts for every occasion.

Your Name On It Ltd Unit 3B Ashvale Business Centre, Cradley, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 5LU Tel: 01886 881081 www.yournameonit.co.uk email: info@yournameonit.co.uk Embroidered and printed clothing for work and play. We brand garments for schools, football clubs, universities, corporations, tradesmen and maybe you!