Food & drink stroll: Melton Mowbray to Great Dalby in Leicestershire
Walking from Melton Mowbray to Great Dalby in Leicestershire is a beautiful foodie affair. The three-mile stroll (one way) takes in three independents that we recommend.
First, just before reaching the village of Great Dalby, you hit March House Farm Shop & Cafe. This is an exceptional family-run shop and its adjoining café serves teas, coffees, cakes, breakfasts, lunches, light bites and Sunday roasts.
A few hundred yards up the road, you come to Vine Farm Dairy’s milk vending machine, which now sells delicious milkshakes as well as farm-fresh locally produced milk.
The distance from the walk’s starting point to The Royal Oak is around three miles. The terrain is easy-going. You can see the starting point on the map above. It begins on Kirby Lane just outside Melton, exactly at the bottom of the big arrow. Look for a sign to Old Guadaloupe. Then simply follow the waymarkers towards Great Dalby.
Remember to book a table at The Royal Oak on 01664 501029 if you want to eat there.