Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

Not content with just having one delicacy, Melton Mowbray is the home to several – the most famous is probably the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie.

The oldest remaining bakers of authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies in the town centre today are Dickinson & Morris, who have been baking pork pies there since 1851. After being refurbished after a fire in 1992 their shop – or as they call it “Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe” – can be visited on Nottingham Street. The shop celebrated its 150th Anniversary of pork pie making in 2001, and I am sure not many shops can match that!

While other pork pies exist the authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie has a distinct look and taste, and some might say a distinct reputation – though I am not sure what type of reputation a pork pie might have.

The sides of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie are bow-shaped (as they are hand raised and baked free standing), using fresh pork, and topped up with jelly before being left to cool. Woe betide anyone who bites into a pie before it is sufficiently cooled as the jelly will quickly escape.

While Dickinson & Morris supply a number of different supermarket chains around the UK with pork pies, and they can be bought online too, the freshness of the pies from their shop in Melton Mowbray cannot be beaten.

Some might be concerned that a pork pie might not go well with a cup of tea, please be rest assured that the finest hot beverage goes well with all quality edible produce…

9 thoughts on “Melton Mowbray Pork Pie

  1. …..So now I feel guilty about the paltry supermarket pie I finished last night. Did you find a comfortable establishment that supplied you with pleasing hot beverages while your pie cooled and prior to starting on the hunt cake? Photos and assessments please!

  2. Dudes, you can buy those Dickinson and Morris Meltons in the supermarket! Very nice they are too, the best there is.

    Look just like the ones in that photo. Uncured. Real meat. Crispy pastry. Quite a bit of white pepper in too (a real Melton should be hot, ie a bit spicy)

  3. as I live in a village 10 miles from a supermarket could you tell me which supermarkets stock your pork pies. Can`t wait to taste them !!

    Best wishes

  4. I live in Australia and have done for over 40 years. Oh for a good old Dickinson and Morris PORK PIE. sigh. I worked for Dickinson and Morris in the late 1950’s when Mr Young was the Manager. Oh for the goode olde days.

  5. I should have said in my last comment that my name was then Rutterford tho’ I did get married when I worked there and Dickinson and Morris actually made my wedding cake.

  6. hi yes dickinson & morris melton mowbray pork pies are the best get mine of the farmers market when l visit this great cattle market town a bit of real ( ENGLAND )

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