BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day, say many people, and Ledbury Food Group is getting ready to prove it with the Big Ledbury Breakfast this weekend.

Today (Friday) and tomorrow cafes, pubs, shops and market traders are joining forces to offer hungry residents and visitors hearty breakfasts featuring the best of local ingredients.

Ledbury’s cafes are offering a selection, from eggs benedict or eggs florentine at Sez in the High Street to a continentalstyle buffet at Muse Café in the Homend.

The Talbot in New Street is hosting a special brunch, recalling the days of railway dining and featuring anecdotes from railway historian Gareth Calan Davies.

The three butchers in the High Street and Homend, Gurneys, Llandinabo Farm Shop and Wallers, are all offering local bacon and sausages, and just down the road at Four Oaks Delicatessen, there will be muesli and local fruit purée pots, and individual breakfast frittatas.

And stallholders at the farmers market today and the street market tomorrow are also taking part.

Fran Robinson, of Ledbury Food Group, said: “Fifteen local businesses are offering a fantastic range of locally produced food.

“So whether you fancy the monster breakfast at Nice Things or the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs at Blue Fuschia there will be a breakfast for you in Ledbury.”

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