From 6.30pm the famous Bretforton Silver Band Asparagus Auction begins. Hundreds gather in the courtyard of the pub to listen to the band, and to bid for the seasons largest, freshest and greenest Asparagus.

All the produce is donated by local growers, in past years thousands of pounds have been raised for the Bretforton Silver band instruments, and you never know who’ll turn up.

Countryfile’s Adam Henson attended the auction with his camera crew and raised the bids to record amounts (2010), in 2014 it was filmed for ‘Greening the Vale’, and in 2015 we recreated an Auction for the late Sir Terry Wogan for the BBC 2 programme  Terry & Mason’s Great Food Trip.