MasterChef Professionals winner samples Ludlow Brewery’s finest in visit
Craft beers at Ludlow Brewing Company were first on the menu for celebrity chef Stuart Deeley when he arrived in Ludlow.
Birmingham-born Stuart, 28, who was crowned the winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2019, was given the guided tour by Gary, which included the all-important beer tasting!
Accompanying Stuart on the tour were restaurant manager Daniel Bennett and sous-chef Nathan Dors. The trio were in Ludlow for the weekend as part of the ‘Sauce Supper Club’ UK tour.
Stuart said: “Thanks for inviting us, we really enjoyed seeing what a great set up you have; and the beer is really good! There are loads of breweries all trying to do something different to everyone else. It’s nice to see a simpler approach – making a good, honest pint. I was impressed with the sustainability side of the business; especially the “recycling of the yeast” – I’m looking forward to attempting a sourdough beer bread with it.”
Gary said: “We were delighted that Stu, Daniel and Nathan took the time to come and see us and have a look around our brewery. They were very friendly down-to-earth lads. Stu was really interested in finding out more about the brewing process. It was clear that as a chef he understands all the hard work and passion that goes into making hand-crafted real ales, to get a finished product that looks, smells and tastes good when it’s poured into a glass – similar to the creativity and care that results in plating up a dish with perfectly-balanced flavours.”
And Stu’s favourite ale? Ludlow Gold, our flagship beer, which is a classic golden ale made with old Noble Variety hops called Goldings and Fuggles, grown locally at Brook House Farm.