FOR VISITORS – GENERAL, TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
Address is Livestock Market Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray. LE13 1JY (undercover)
Scalford Road is to the East of the Livestock Market and North off Norman Way A607.
Please note that all ticket payments at the gate will be by cash only – no card payment facilities will be available for entrance tickets. Exhibitors may accept payments by card.
Disabled Parking is through Gate 4 off the Scalford Road. There are disabled toilets on site. Wheelchairs can access all areas.
Admission is free for the registered carer of a disabled person
Sorry it’s a food event so dogs aren’t allowed (except working/guide dogs)
There is a train station in Melton Mowbray literally five minutes’ walk from the town centre the ticket office is sometimes unmanned but there is an outside ticket machine.
The service Birmingham to Stansted Airport is operated on an hourly basis with connections to London either by Leicester or by Peterborough
Birmingham – Leicester – Melton Mowbray – Peterborough – Stansted Airport
Elaines Taxis 01664 556565
Manor Taxis 01664 565533
Deans Taxis 01664 480900
A2B 01664 560714
ABM 01664 569977
Handy Cars 01664 563618
Mowbray Taxis 01664 483101
Coaches & Groups
Coaches should enter the site via Gate 4 off the Scalford Road to the Coach Park and park at the far end. This is the 4th Gate on the left travelling North along the Scalford Road, which in turn is off Norman Way. Passengers enter the event by the path at the far end of the Coach Park furthest away from the road . Please let us know when you are coming and with how many. There are significant discounts for coaches and larger groups. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07894 229499
Travelling by Car
There is a large free car park to the North of the event.
There is a smaller pay and display next to gate 4. This is pay for on Saturday but free on Sunday.
From M1 South
Leave at junction at Junction 21A signposted A46 Newark. Follow the A46 all the way to the main roundabout (Hobby Horse Roundabout) with the A607 where you take the first exit North for A46 Newark/Melton Mowbray. After a mile turn off left at the signpost to Melton Mowbray A607. Follow the A607 all the way into Melton Mowbray until the main junction after the car park on the left. Turn right signed A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.
From M1 North
Leave at junction 24 Signposted Loughborough A6. Follow A6 for two miles. After dual carriage way turn left onto A6006 sign posted Melton Mowbray. Continue for 15 miles until you reach the first main junction in Melton Mowbray. Go straight over direction A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.
From A1 North and from Grantham
Leave A1 at second exit for Grantham signposted A607 Melton Mowbray. Follow A607 to Melton Mowbray. At main junction turn right direction Nottingham A606. At fourth set of traffic lights turn right onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.
From A1 South and from Oakham
Leave A1 at exit for A606 Stamford/Oakham . Turn left onto A606 direction Oakham. Follow A606 using the Oakham Bypass all the way to Melton Mowbray. Follow one way system round Melton Mowbray direction A607 to Grantham. After the church on left road bends left and comes to a T Junction. Turn right here direction Grantham. At next main junction turn right direction A607 to Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.
Head for the A46 the Leicester Western Bypass. At the roundabout with the A607 (Hobby Horse Roundabout) take the first exit North for A46 Newark/Melton Mowbray. After a mile turn off left at the signpost to Melton Mowbray A607. Follow the A607 all the way into Melton Mowbray until the main junction after the car park on the left. Turn right signed A607 Grantham. Take first left onto Scalford Road. Car Park Entrance is Gate 5, the fifth gate on left.
Head for the A52 Clifton Boulevard, the Southern ring road around Nottingham. Leave the A52 at the roundabout which exits onto the A606 for Melton Mowbray. Continue all the way into Melton Mowbray. Continue after the Tesco Express/BP petrol station on the left until opposite Sainsbury’s and enter the Cattle Market via Gate 7 which is also marked for disabled parking. Continue into the upper car park.
Take the A60 North out of Loughborough direction Nottingham and continue until the village of Cotes, turn right onto the B676. Follow the signs all the way into Melton Mowbray. The road goes under the A46 and at next main (Shoby) Crossroads turn right onto the A6006 and follow the road into Melton Mowbray. Go straight over the Asfordby Hill roundabout and continue into Melton Mowbray for a mile until the main traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue North along the Nottingham Road A607 until the entrance to the Cattle Market on the right opposite Sainsbury’s and after the Fire Station Gate 7. This is also labelled for Disabled Parking. Follow the entrance and into the upper car park.
Take A6 direction Loughborough. Before Hathern turn left onto the A6006 signposted Melton Mowbray. Continue straight following the signs all the way into Melton Mowbray. Go straight over the Asfordby Hill roundabout and continue into Melton Mowbray for a mile until the main traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue North along the Nottingham Road A607 until the entrance to the Cattle Market on the right opposite Sainsbury’s and after the Fire Station Gate 7. This is also labelled for Disabled Parking. Follow the entrance and into the upper car park.
Nearest accommodation is the Premier Inn (see below)
For more information/booking and for accommodation further away see the Leicestershire Tourism Website www.goleicestershire.com/where-to-stay
Those hotels below with a * can be booked directly on this Tourism website
* Sysonby Knoll Hotel – Especially Recommended Three Stars ***
15/20 mins walk from town centre/cattle market
Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0HP
01664 563563 www.sysonby.com 30 rooms – good restaurant
Bouverie Lodge – a working farm with Bison and Deer
10 -15 mins drive from Melton on the Nottingham Road
Nether Broughton, Melton Mowbray LE14 3ES
Phone: 01664 822114 www.bisons.org
Premier Inn – opposite the Livestock Market
3 minute walk
5 Norman Way, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JE
Phone: 0871 527 9584 www.premierinn.com
Harboro Hotel – Town Centre opposite historic church, St Mary’s
10 mins walk – has restaurant
Burton Street, Melton Mowbray. LE13 1AF
Phone: 01664 560121 www.theharborohotel.co.uk
Quorn Lodge Hotel
5 mins walk from Livestock Market
46 Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0HR (located in the town)
01664 566660 www.quornlodge.co.uk
Hotel with 19 rooms £66-£99 prpnb – restaurant
Southbound Carriageway A46 Nr Thrussington LE7 4TF
Travelodge style hotel rooms £35-£50 prpn
Phone: 01664 424525 www.RafeeHotel.co.uk
OTHER ACCOMMODATION (see key at end)
8 Burrough End, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EW
Farmhouse with 3 rooms £25-£30 pppnb
This working dairy and beef farm offers comfortable rooms and a friendly welcome. Dairy Farm is a three minute walk from a local pretty village , where good pub food can be found. There are lovely walks, bridle rides, fishing and hunting
* Bryn Barn Bed & Breakfast
38 High Street, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4AH
Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms £30-£35 pppnb
Charming barn and stable conversion set in delightful cottage gardens and situated in a picturesque village of the Belvoir Vale. Short breaks: look for +£ to book extra days at reduced prices.
Melton Road, Scalford, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4UB
Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms £33 pppnb
Former Gatehouse to Scalford Hall. Self contained bed and breakfast accommodation.
1 Main Street, Holwell, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4SZ
01664 444275 .hallfarmholwell.co.uk
Farmhouse with 2 rooms £33-£38 pppnb
The cosy comfortable B&B is part of an attractive two hundred year old farmhouse boasting beautiful views of the lush Melton Mowbray countryside, perfect if you seek peace and quiet for relaxation.
* Stonepits Farm Bed & Breakfast
Pickards Lane, Wycomb, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4QH
Farmhouse with 2 rooms £35 pppnb
We offer a warm welcome to Stonepits Farm, a smallholding set in the rolling Leicestershire Wolds, close to Melton Mowbray and the beautiful Vale of Belvoir.
* Scalford Hall
Hotel with 88 rooms £49-£129 prpnb
Melton Road, Scalford, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4UB
Tel 0845 400 1403 www.scalfordhall.co.uk
Scalford Hall is an 88 bedroom Edwardian Country House. Former home to Colonel Colman, the founder of Colman’s Mustard. Set amongst twelve acres of carefully landscaped gardens.
* Stapleford Park Country House Hotel
Stapleford, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF
01572 787000 www.staplefordpark.com
Country House Hotel with 71 rooms £140 prpn , £150-£350 prpnb
The highest standards of service are combined with the informal luxury and warm welcome traditionally associated with a country home, whilst the range and quality of facilities and activities is exceptional.
Stoke Rochford, Grantham NG33 5EJ
Just off A1, only 15 miles from Melton but it does take 30mins.
Tel: 01476 530337 www.stokerochfordhall.co.uk
This has been recommended to us as it has spa facilities great for when you’ve finished the fair and want the Bank Holiday Monday just being pampered.
prpnb – per room per night for bed & breakfast, prpn – per room per night, pppnb – per person per night for bed & breakfast for normal occupancy, pupw – per unit per week for normal occupancy
Old Guadaloupe Cottage
Eye Kettleby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2TS
Self-catering with 1 unit £200 pupw sleeps 2-4
This cottage is lovely and spacious with original beams and has been finished to a high standard.
Eye Kettleby Lakes
Eye Kettleby, Leicestershire, LE14 2TD
Self-catering with 10 units £207-£423 pupw sleeps 2-6
These beautifully crafted log cabins have all your need for a relaxing break, they are situated around a private fishing lake with stunning views over the Leicestershire countryside.
Lower Leesthorpe Farm, Leesthorpe, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2XQ
Self-catering with 1 unit £275-£310 pupw sleeps 2-4
Newly converted apartment in a traditional farm building offering privacy and peace in a rural area with beautiful views. Situated on a side road yet only seven minutes from Melton Mowbray and ten minutes from Oakham by car. Short breaks: show availability and prices for visits of less than a week.
Special offer from this property
Moscow Farm Cottage
Moscow Farm, Burrough Road, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EP
Self-catering with 1 unit £400-£495 pupw sleeps 4
This is a semi-detached Victorian farm worker’s tied cottage for holiday let. It is in the middle of a working farm. The garden is open to the fields, farm buildings, lanes and footpaths.
Well Cottage and The Old Lambing Shed
28 Melton Road, Waltham on the Wolds, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4AJ
Self-catering with 2 units £400-£525 pupw sleeps 4-6
Self-catered barn conversion situated within the popular village of Waltham on the Wolds, within the Vale of Belvoir.
CARAVANS & CAMPING
Eye Kettleby Lakes has modern facilities for caravans and camping. Note the site is an adult (18+) only site. It also has log cabins for hire. The site is roughly three miles South of Melton. LE14 2TD Follow the tourism signs rather than SatNav www.eyekettle