Melton Mowbray (/ /) 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. Its culinary speciality is the Melton Mowbray pork pie. It is also the location of one of six licensed makers of Stilton cheese. It is sometimes promoted as Britain's "Rural Capital of Food".
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Market Place, Melton Mowbray
|Population||27,158 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||95 miles (153 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MELTON MOWBRAY|