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PieFest in Melton Mowbray

  • Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire - PieFest

    Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire - PieFest
  • Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire - PieFest - Pie Making

    Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire - PieFest - Pie Making
2 day tour
From £75 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Searching for some ins-PIE-ration? Look no further than PieFest.

Here at Greatdays we couldn’t agree more! Therefore we are ‘stuffing’ a weekend full of food and drink in this Leicestershire-based programme. We begin with a tour and tasting at the award-winning Belvoir Brewery, before a themed dinner at our hotel. The next day we journey to PieFest; a celebration of one of the country’s favourite foods taking place in Melton Mowbray, the UK’s ‘Capital of Pies’.


6th and 7th August 2022 | Dates throughout 2023

Suggested Pie-tinerary by coach


Travel to your hotel via Belvoir Brewery

Make your way to the hotel via award-winning Belvoir Brewery, one of the East Midlands’ most renowned micro-breweries. A tour reveals many of the secrets of the process, ending with a tasting. We arrive at the hotel in time for a delicious three-course dinner.



Today we keep our eyes on the pies! PieFest is located in the undercover Exhibition Halls of the Livestock Market in Melton Mowbray. Here you’ll find a variety of sweet and savoury, hot and cold pies, including award-winning pies from across the UK. Pie tastings run alongside workshops on how to make the perfect pie, plus an expert ‘Pie Panel’ can answer your pie-related queries. Also up for grabs are cakes, cider, cheese, wine and chutneys.

Once you have had your ‘fill’ of the festival why not take a short stroll around Melton’s town centre and the grounds of their renowned parish church before returning home with any treats purchased at the festival.

Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff  

Leicester Marriott Hotel ****

The Leicester Marriott Hotel seamlessly blends comfort with modernity. Every guest room showcases individual climate control, a flat-screen TV, luxury bedding, and high-speed Wi-Fi access. There is also a leisure club with a gym and heated indoor pool. The large and spacious restaurant, lift to all floors, private event space and free coach parking make it an ideal location to base our tour.

Hilton Leicester Hotel ****

Located off junction 21 of the M1, three miles from the city centre and only 25 minutes from East Midlands Airport, this hotel has 179 bedrooms, one restaurant, free coach parking, and a large indoor pool. Not all rooms have lift access but ground floor rooms are available.

Best Western Sysonby Knoll Hotel ***

A warm welcome awaits at Best Western Sysonby Knoll Hotel. Located on the outskirts of Melton Mowbray this hotel started life as a private house and has been lovingly converted into a 30 bedroom hotel by the same family. The hotel does not have a lift, has some bedrooms with outdoor access and has an array of styles of bedroom, but it is this quirkiness and uniqueness, along with the warm personal service of Jenny and her family which makes it such a popular hotel for groups.

Dates 2 day / 1 night tour
August 2022 From £75.00 per person
2023 dates From £75.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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