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Pork Pie Demo &

Rutland Water Cruise

A perfect blend of classic British baking and relaxation on the beautiful Rutland Water in the East Midlands.


Dickinson & Morris has been baking Melton Mowbray Pork Pies since 1851 and are the oldest remaining bakers of the authentic Pork Pie in the town today. The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie now has PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status. This means it has to be made within a certain geographical location and be baked using only the finest fresh, uncured pork. It must also have a classic rounded, slightly bow-walled appearance.

Your group will watch a personal demonstration of ‘hand raising’ a pork pie and discover how Melton Mowbray became so famous for pork pies. You will also discover the fascinating link between Stilton Cheese, Melton Mowbray and Pork Pies. **There is a maximum group size for each 15 minute demonstration of 15 people.

After building up an appetite sampling the wares, make your way to Oakham, a short 20 minute drive away*, for your 2 course lunch, prior to your Rutland Water cruise (10 minute drive from Oakham*).

You will board the Rutland Belle at Whitwell and depart on a 45 minute cruise around Rutland Water, amidst the sailors, anglers and waterbirds, whilst listening to a commentary highlighting points of interest.

There is a covered, all-weather, saloon area on the lower deck and an upper exposed deck to enjoy. Drinks/tea & coffee are available to buy in the licensed aft saloon.

Groups 20+ (max 30) £29.50pp
Tour available Monday – Friday, April to September. Certain date exclusions will apply. 
11:00 Begin watching your Melton Mowbray pork pie making demonstration**
12:30 Two course lunch in Oakham
After lunch, make your way to Rutland Water for some free time to explore before your cruise
(10-12 mins coach transfer)
15:00 45 minute boat cruise
Departure time flexible

*Coach travel not included

** Groups will be split into smaller groups of 15 for the demonstration, which each last approximately 15 minutes.