Melton Borough Council

New Food & Drink Guide for Melton Mowbray

Published Wednesday, 4th May 2016 Guide

MELTON Promotions launches a new Guide to target foodies with its Gourmet Short Break Campaign

Building on the success of the area’s Gourmet Short Break Campaign, Melton Promotions have developed a guide to give visitors a taste of what Melton has to offer with some great tips on the best places to experience the finest local produce.

If you love gourmet food then the Gourmet Short Break is the perfect break. From cheese tasting and pie making to afternoon tea and a brewery tour, there's plenty to tantalise your taste buds on this exclusive short break specifically developed for Melton Mowbray, Rural Capital of Food & Drink.

The Short Beak offers mouth-watering cuisine and fabulous local produce as well as bed and breakfast for just £139 per couple – which is an amazing offer. Visitors can either stay at the Bouverie Lodge B&B, a working farm house where they have a wonderful heard of American bison and red deer, or Scalford Hall Hotel, a beautiful country house hotel which balances its heritage with comfort and modern living.

The Campaign offers each couple to choose three out of five amazing foodie experiences which includes Cream Tea at Scalford Hall; a tasting session of famed and local Leicestershire cheese and £16.50 per couple to spend on cheese from the Melton Cheeseboard; a brewery tour and tastings of a selection of the beers made at Belvoir Brewery, as well as lunch for 2 adults made with local produce and ingredients by their award winning chef; watch a personal demonstration of ‘hand raising’ a pork pie and enjoy samples of the pies and Melton Hunt Cake plus £16.50 per couple to spend in the shop; and finally experience a generous lunch platter for 2 adults at the acclaimed Red Lion Inn which also includes a complimentary free drink.

The Guide expands on the attractions available on the Gourmet break and offers visitors the chance to explore a wealth of great foodie and gourmet experiences. The Guide has identified the best of the best in the area with a Gourmet Afternoon Tea Trail, Quality Fine Dining restaurants along with some Delightful Deli’s and Fabulous Farm Shops. There is information of the best places to experience The Great British Pie, including pie tours at Brockleby’s and Make & Bake your own Pork Pie (Evening Experience) at Dickinson & Morris. Champion Cheeses can be tasted and bought at the Melton Cheeseboard, Cropwell Bishop Creamery Shop and Colston Bassett Dairy and the unique new Gas Dog Cask Ale & Cider House can be found in Melton Town Centre.

The New Guide is available in most of the establishments listed in the guide, including Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, the Melton Cheeseboard and Belvoir Brewery but can also be picked up Melton Borough Council Parkside reception. The Guide can be downloaded Here

Details on booking the Stay Play Explore Gourmet campaign can be found Here

For further information contact Melton Promotions on 01664 502335 / 07717 866251 or email

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