The village of Bromfield and the Food Centre site are situated in the heart of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate. The land is rich and fertile and we farm over 6000 acres throughout the year. We grow food for our livestock and in Lady Windsor’s Walled Garden we grow a wide variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables. The Estate surrounds the north of Ludlow and there are some superb walks to take. You will find maps and information in Ludlow’s Tourist Information Office or at the Food Centre.
There are two lovely churches on the Estate that are situated in Bromfield and Stanton Lacy. Bromfield Church is a grade 1 listed building and has a beautiful ceiling that was painted in 1672 by Thomas Francis. Stanton Lacy is the older of the two and was built during the Saxon era (AD 597-1066). The church is of a characteristic Saxon design and has outside walls decorated with 'pilasters'. These are flat rectangular columns that project only slightly from the wall. The church yard is thought to be even older than the church and if you come in February and March you will see its fantastic display of snow drops.
The Plant Centre
Liz Campbell and her team started The Plant Centre in 2012 and it has become ever more popular. Complete with a nursery The Plant Centre sells everything from garden tools to seeds. Liz has a wide variety of plants and her team are very knowledgeable so can help with any horticultural questions. The Plant Centre is open 7 days a week and is adjacent to Ludlow Food Centre. For more information visit www.ludlowplantcentre.co.uk
Isla Rowntree and her team offer children’s bicycles that are made to measure. Isla moved to the Estate in 2010 and the business has grown rapidly. Islabikes offer a fitting service for every child’s bike and their team will help your child get the right bike for them. All bikes are fitted by appointment so for more information go to www.islabikes.co.uk
The Clive Hotel
This beautiful Georgian building has 15 bedrooms and is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a base to explore this area. It is easily accessed from the A49 and has its own car park. For bookings and information go to www.theclive.co.uk
Ludlow Racecourse is a friendly and fun place to enjoy horse racing. It has been part of the Estate since before the turn of the 20th Century and over the years has grown in to a superb venue. There are 16 fixtures each year and you can find out more information by visiting www.ludlowracecourse.co.uk
Ludlow Golf Club
Founded in 1889 Ludlow Golf Club is the oldest in Shropshire. The friendly staff can help you get off to the right start and the club house is open to serve refreshments. If you are visiting the area and fancy a round of golf visit www.ludlowgolfclub.com