Melton Mowbray[dead link] - usually referred to locally as just Melton - is a market town in the county of Leicestershire, England. It is famous for the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and as the centre of Stilton Cheese production. Melton Mowbray is also recognised as the "Rural Capital of Food".
Get in Edit
By car Edit
Melton Mowbray lies about 15 miles (25km) north-east of Leicester.
By train Edit
Train services are provided by East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry to 1 Melton Mowbray station (not to be confused with Melton in Suffolk) on the Birmingham - Leicester - Peterborough line, with services about hourly in both directions (a bit more frequently during rush hours, and a very poor service on Sundays).
By bus Edit
Buses also go to/from Leicester, Oakham, Nottingham, Loughborough and Grantham. There are no buses in or out of Melton in the evenings or on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The main two bus companies are Arriva and Centerbus.
Get around Edit
The town centre is fairly small and can generally be done on foot. Most of the main shops and streets are wheelchair/pram friendly. The main shopping area is pedestrianised apart from delivery vehicles.
- 1 St Mary's Church, Burton Street. Building mainly 13th-15th century. The stonework in the lowest section of the tower, which has Norman windows, dates from 1170.
- 2 Burrough Hill (about 6 km/4miles south-east of Melton). is a neolithic hill fort with high ramparts and excellent views over a lot of Leicestershire.
- 3 Twinlakes Theme Park, Melton Spinney Rd (Use postcode LE13 1SQ in satnav then follow brown signs), ☏ , email@example.com.
- Tandoori Knights, 33 Burton Street, ☏ .
- Apurba, 38 Leicester Street, ☏ .
- The Jasmine House, 44 Sherrard Street, ☏ . Chinese restaurant, is recommended and very popular at weekends.
Nearby villages Edit
Some of the best places to eat out are the pubs in nearby villages, which often use locally sourced foods.
- 1 Harboro Hotel, 49-51 Burton Street, ☏ . has a good variety of traditional real ales and offers an excellent Sunday lunch.
- 2 Noel's Arms, 31 Burton Street. real ales, and live bands on Fridays and Saturdays. The bands tend to be formulaically loud.
- 3 The Crown, 10 Burton Street (next door to St Mary's Church), ☏ . is a splendid pub, the landlord Mr Trettis being the longest serving in the town. Sunday lunches are of a very high standard.
- 4 The Anne Of Cleeves, 12 Burton Street, ☏ .
- 1 Eye Kettleby Lakes, ☏ . collection of holiday chalets with a good restaurant attached
- 2 Sysonby Knoll Hotel (Best Western), Asfordby Road, ☏ . 30-bedroom family-run hotel and restaurant on the outskirts of Melton Mowbray. Traditional and modern food is served in a very relaxed colonial-style restaurant - not a typical hotel. Sysonby Knoll has immaculate gardens and is open for tea/coffee during the day. Particularly popular for Sunday lunch.