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Create a great foodie break for 2 adults from £149

For just £149 two people can enjoy bed and breakfast PLUS enjoy a choice of three of five mouth-watering food and experiences. Whether its pork-pie tasting at the renowned Dickinson & Morris, cheese-tasting, a brewery tour and dinner (hic), a hearty locally sourced lunch or traditional afternoon tea there’s plenty to satisfy your appetite.

There’s a great range of accommodation to choose from. Whether you choose Bouverie Lodge guesthouse, a working farmhouse on a Bison Farm or Sysonby Knoll Hotel with wonderful views of the rolling countryside, you’re sure to receive a warm welcome (and a hearty breakfast).

Pies Take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey

Booking your short break

  • type the date of the first day for your preferred stay and the number of nights you wish to stay and click 'search'.
  • look at the list of hotels and see which have rooms available on this/these date/s, choose which hotel you wish to view and click 'select'
  • on the secure booking page complete the number of adults in your party. If the size of your party requires more than one room change this in the appropriate box, the system will calculate the cost of your short break. Complete your contact details.
  • double check all the details you have filled in, particularly your email address as this will be used to send you your booking confirmation.
  • follow the payment procedure on screen - after making payment, your booking confirmation will be emailed to you together with a link to your eTickets.

All of these experiences need pre-booking. You should telephone the venue directly before making your Stay Play Explore booking to ensure that it will be possible to visit on the date you require. 

If you can't find available rooms for the date you want to Stay Play Explore, call 0116 225 4000 and we will do our best to add the rooms you would like.

Gourmet Taste Short Break 

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Sysonby Knoll Hotel in or near Melton Mowbray
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Choose 3 of these foodie venues:

Pork Pies Ye Olde Porke Pie Shoppe
Afternoon tea Miss B's Tearoom
Beer Belvoir Alehouse
Cheese Melton Cheeseboard
Don't forget that all these experiences are also available as part of our 'pick-and-mix' short breaks for adults and can be booked using our other Leicestershire partner hotels.
Garden The Crown, Old Dalby

For full details of the experiences on offer at these venues


Here is your choice of accommodation:

This privately run hotel has been in the same family since its life began as a private house in 1965 and over the years many changes have taken place to make it the 30 bedroom hotel it is today.
A farm with a difference - with a wonderful herd of American bison and red deer - in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside.

Useful information:

Important information - please read before making your booking

1. All bookings must be made online through this website. If you can't see a room available on the day you wish to book, give us a call on 0116 225 4000 and we'll try our best to increase the number of rooms available.

2. See our full T&Cs before booking your break.

3. This short break is subject to availability. Pre-book your place in advance. If you have a query, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

4. Your experience e-Tickets will be available to download and print once the booking of your short break has been completed.

5. Tickets are valid for 12 months from date of stay. If you don't have time to enjoy all three foodie activities during your short break, you can come and use it within the 12 month period.

6. Each experience may only be visited once, with one e-Ticket scanned by each venue visited to gain entry.

Cancellations & Amendments to Bookings

1. Bookings are non-refundable under any circumstances within 7 days prior to your stay date or at any point if any redemptions have been made from your eTicket. For cancellations made up to 7 days before your accommodation date you will receive a refund of your package price minus a £5.00 administration charge.

2. If you wish to change the short break package currently booked, change the date of a short break, cancel the booking or change the hotel, Leicestershire Promotions will try to accommodate you. However, each change requested will incur a £5.00 processing charge. All changes are subject to approval and availability of the hotel providers in question. Any card transaction fees incurred at the time of booking will not be refunded. Please note you cannot make any changes within 7 days prior to your stay date.

3. To reduce/increase the amount of nights connected to a short break, change the short break currently booked or change the hotel provider of the short break, please refer to the alterations sections on our FAQs page.

4. For cancellations please contact Leicestershire Promotions directly on 0116 225 4000.

5. For the above reasons you may wish to take out cancellation insurance, which is inexpensive and can be obtained from any good broker.