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Stilton Town Information

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The Bell Inn - Photo © Toby Speight
The Bell Inn - Photo: Toby Speight CCL

You can be forgiven for thinking that this was where the famous blue Stilton cheese was invented. The origins of this legend lie in the town’s 17th century Bell Inn, an important staging post on the Great North Road. The cheese was originally made at Quenby Hall in Leicestershire and taken to the inn to be collected by coach for delivery to customers in London. Naturally, the produce gradually became known as ‘Stilton’. The name was protected as a trademark in the 1960's.