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.

Map of the walk route
The walk starts on Kirby Lane just outside Melton Mowbray, exactly at the bottom of the big arrow. Click on the image to enlarge.

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.

Vine Farm Dairy's milk vending machine

Finally, you reach the Royal Oak in Great Dalby. Here you can enjoy a drink and good quality pub food.

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.

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