Food and drink in Melton Mowbray

Drinking and dining in Melton Mowbray

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It goes without saying that the name Melton Mowbray is synonymous with pork pies, but perhaps lesser known is its link with Stilton, the king of English cheese. Add a slice of Melton Hunt Cake, a loaf of Whissendine bread, a pint of local beer or a fruit pressé drink from the Belvoir Estate, and Melton provides you with all the ingredients for a great picnic!

Dickinson & Morris have been baking pork pies since 1851, making them the oldest remaining bakers of the authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie in the town. Visit  Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, where and sample some of these traditionally made pies and perhaps purchase one or two to take home.  If you're partial to cheese then a trip to The Melton Cheeseboard is a must.  It offers over 150 different varieties of cheeses for sale, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding area. 

On the outskirts of the town discover how beer is produced before sampling a pint or two on a tour of Belvoir Alehouse or visit Brocklebys to pick up some Sloe Gin or traditional Melton Hunt cake.

Across the borough you'll find many pubs and restaurants serving great food made with locally sourced ingredients, many of which also serve morning coffee or afternoon tea, a great opportunity to slow down and enjoy some peace and quite while enjoying beautiful views of the Leicestershire countryside.

There are also plenty of farm shops, restaurants and tearooms located in and around Melton Mowbray.

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