Book Laura Hadland for events

Get in touch if you would like me to give a tour, talk or tasting at your venue or event. In-person and online events available, depending on your requirements. I am available for speaking engagements at corporate events and festivals too. I just love talking about beer, cider, wine, spirits and food and how they all revolve around the amazing stories of real people.


  • The history of CAMRA
  • Pub heritage and conservation
  • The history of English wine
  • Alcohol free drinks
  • Community pubs and the modern significance of the pub
  • New talks can be developed on food & drink, history & heritage and more by arrangement.


I can organise bespoke tastings to suit your requirements. This can include a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with optional food pairings. I specialise in high quality locally sourced food & drink which supports small local producers but can also work with a global range, particularly when it comes to wine and beer. Please contact me to discuss in person or virtual tastings. Tastings I have delivered in the past include:

  • English Wine at Rothley Wine Estate
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting at the Black Horse Aylestone
  • Festive Fizz – an online tasting
  • Beer and Gelato at Gelato Village
  • Cocktails and Gelato at Gelato Village
  • Imperial Stouts with the Two Tailed Lion – an online tasting

Regular Events

Alcohol free tastings in Shrewsbury – visit dry. to book

Shrewsbeer Sunday beer tours – visit The Shropshire GOAT to book.

Laura Hadland delivers a wine tasting
Socially distanced tasting in summer 2020. Photo by Isoelegant