Famous for being the home of the beloved Melton Mowbray pork pies, this delightful town is renowned for its handsome historic landmarks, and has earned the enviable nickname the 'Rural Capital of Food'.
More About Those Delicious Melton Mowbray Pork Pies
The recipe, which includes uncured pork and a delicious hand-formed crust, is traditionally served cold and is often featured in British-style buffets. Today, the recipe is still produced by numerous local suppliers, all of which have become members of the Melton Mowbray Pork Piece Association.
A Town with a Proud Culinary Heritage
This picturesque town is also famed for its cheese and wines, and celebrating all things culinary in the annual Artisan Cheese Fair, the largest of its kind in the country. It's also revered for the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, which brings together dozens of outstanding food producers and is also one of Britain's biggest regional food festivals. If you're looking to stay right at the heart of the town, you could book accommodation at The Noels Arms, which provides comfortable three star accommodation and free WiFi. But book early, because hotel rooms become scarce during the festivals!
Melton Carnegie Museum
Housed in a well-preserved Edwardian building that was originally a Carnegie Library, the Melon Carnegie Museum is the place to visit if you'd like to learn more about Melton Mowbray's long-established food businesses. It also has an interesting exhibition illustrating the town's economic and social development, as well as this area's Roman and Anglo Saxon roots.
Other Places to Visit Near to Melton Mowbray
Whether you're booking a hotel in Melton Mowbray just for an overnight stay or for an extended break, there is plenty to see and do in the rest of Leicestershire. The world-class science attraction, the National Space Centre in Leicester, is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for the whole family. See the Foxton Locks, of the historic Grand Union Canal, which has a beautiful country park and comprises ten Grade II-Listed canal locks.
Also nearby is the popular Twinlakes Theme Park, which is less than a mile from Melton Mowbray and includes a roller coaster, zoo, a toboggan slide and various other family-themed attractions. You can also find about more about places of interest around Melton Mowbray by contacting your hotel reception team.