Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Leicestershire
PieFest in Melton Mowbray
Searching for some ins-PIE-ration? Look no further than PieFest.
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.