112-year-old Melton pie-maker closes

A family-run business which has made Melton pork pies for more than 100 years and which was championed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has closed.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 9th February 2017, 7:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:32 am
Scott Bailey of F Bailey and Son Family Butchers in Upper Broughton with Jamie Oliver ENGEMN00120111018121626
Scott Bailey of F Bailey and Son Family Butchers in Upper Broughton with Jamie Oliver ENGEMN00120111018121626

F Bailey & Son, of Upper Broughton, was run by Alan Bailey and his son Scott.

A spokesman for the Station Road business confirmed this week that the business had closed but declined to comment further.

F Bailey and Son, which was established in 1905, was one of the founder members of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association (MMPA).

Chairman Matthew O’Callaghan said: “It’s always sad to lose a long established producer but particularly so when it is a business with such a proud tradition.”

The butchers was visited six years ago by Jamie Oliver and featured on his Channel 4 TV show Jamie’s Great Britain.

Bailey’s also feature in the popular book from the series.

The MMPA has eight remaining members and has recently had an application to join from a producer near Leicester.