Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray (/ˈmɛltən ˈmbri/) is a town in Leicestershire, England, 19 miles (31 km) north-east of Leicester, and 20 miles (32 km) south-east of Nottingham. It lies on the River Eye, known below Melton as the Wreake. The town population of 27,158 in the 2011 census was estimated at 27,670 in 2019.[1] Its culinary speciality is the Melton Mowbray pork pie. It is also the location of one of six licensed makers of Stilton cheese.[2] It is sometimes promoted as Britain's "Rural Capital of Food".[3]

Melton Mowbray

Market Place, Melton Mowbray
Melton Mowbray
Location within Leicestershire
Population27,158 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSK751193
 London95 miles (153 km) SSE
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMELTON MOWBRAY
Postcode districtLE13
Dialling code01664
PoliceLeicestershire
FireLeicestershire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Leicestershire
52.7661°N 0.8860°W / 52.7661; -0.8860

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