We've made our own bread for about 47 years now (ever since there was a major bakers' strike - I think!). Six loaves per batch and whoever notices that we're down to the last loaf rolls their sleeves up ...... The best tradition we have is that on baking day ie about once a week, as soon as the second batch is out we have a cup of tea and a hot crust slathered with butter and marmite. Apologies to whomsoever that may cause offence
My biggest achievement in bread making though is to make pitta bread that actually opens out. Small beer to some maybe but it beats the heck out of the supermarket poly wrapped stuff. And La Signora swears by it for breakfast next day with plenty of marmalade.
I forgot to mention that Ludlow has some fine ale houses too - I think there was one called The Unicorn and a couple around the market area
For a while it seemed to be the perfect slice of England, having as it did Julian Critchley, superwet Tory ex-MP, as a resident