Saturday, 31 July 2010


The beautiful town of Bakewell in Derbyshire hosts it's annual show this week on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th August 2010.

A fantastic family day out the show has something for everyone. There are lots of market stalls, cattle on show, shire horse displays, motorcycle display team, The Sheep Show (not to be missed!) a real laugh, yummy food and lots lots more to see and do.

For information about the Bakewell Show see for full details.

Bakewell is approximately 45 minutes by car from Alton. If you like a drive out in the countryside you'll enjoy the journey to Bakewell. If your staying at The Malthouse B&B and like an adventure let us know - we'll send you on a route via The Peak District National Park, the scenery is just wonderful!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Ashbourne Show - Saturday 21 August 2010

Ashbourne is a lovely old market town approximately 12 miles away from The Malthouse in Alton. There are independent shops along with a small selection of the usual high street names.

The 119th Ashbourne Show is a real country show organised by the Ashbourne Shire Horse Society. This year's show is on Saturday 21 August 2010 and will take place just on the edge of Osmaston village near to Ashbourne.

If you love animals, the countryside and lots of fresh air this is a day out not to be missed!
There will be all sorts of animals on display looking their best in the hope that they win a prize. The Horse of the Year Show have some qualifying rounds taking place.
There will also be local produce, country crafts and lots more.
Take a look at for more information about the show.
If the countryside isn't your thing why not pop into Ashbourne? After a look around you'll be ready for a cuppa in one of the tea shops serving scrummy cakes!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Milkshake at Alton Towers

If you're taking a little one to Alton Towers this Summer they'll love Milkshake!
From 9 August to 3 September 2010 there will be lots of fun for little kids at Alton Towers. The theme park are hosting a series of interactive shows at the Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre. The Milkshake Workout Live show is a dance till you drop concert that children will love! See to get all the info.

After a busy day you'll be shattered and ready to put your feet up!
To check accommodation availability at The Malthouse B&B in Alton telephone 01538 703273.
We're just a mile away from Alton Towers Theme Park!

Churnet Valley Railway

Looking for something different to do during your stay with us at The Malthouse?

Why not consider visiting Churnet Valley Railway?

The railway covers a distance of 10.5 miles through beautiful countryside, it's just lovely!

During July and August the railway is open every weekend and also on Wednesdays.
They have lots of events taking place over the coming months from 'Ride the Toyland Express' to 'Diesel+Beer+Curry Night'! Take a look at their website for further information.

Churnet Valley Railway is just a short car journey away from Alton. Well worth a visit!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A pair of Alton Towers Tickets up for Grabs!

Fancy a short break at The Malthouse B&B with two FREE tickets for Alton Towers Theme Park thrown in?

We have two free tickets valid for a visit to Alton Towers on Thursday 14 October 2010 to give away. Book a minimum of a two night stay at our B&B and the tickets are yours!

HURRY!!! Only one pair of tickets are available, first come - first served!

To check availability telephone The Malthouse on 01538 703273. Don't forget to mention this special ticket offer!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Visiting Alton Towers with a Toddler?

There is a great money saving voucher that you might want to get your hands on if your planning to visit the theme park this Autumn with a child under the age of 4.

The voucher (valid on selected dates) gives entry to Alton Towers for one adult and one toddler for just £12. Take a look at Alton Towers special offers page for full details.

There are lots of rides and attractions at Alton Towers to keep even the liveliest little one out of mischief!

A busy day means a tired out toddler!

Accommodation close the theme park is a must to make the most of your break. Located in the village of Alton we are just one mile from Alton Towers. To check availability at our B&B telephone The Malthouse on 01538 703273.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Find The Malthouse on Facebook

The Malthouse has a new Facebook account! Why not click on "The Malthouse" on Facebook and become a fan!

If you were a fan on our old Facebook account - we're missing you! Please join our new account.

You can also follow us on Twitter, our user name is The_Malthouse.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Alton Towers - money off

There are plenty of ways to save money when you visit Alton Towers Theme Park.

Don't forget to look for vouchers offering discount off entry to the theme park. You will find coupons on products in supermarkets, inside newspapers and online. There are usually plenty of vouchers around if you look out for them in advance.

You will also find money off coupons for the Waterpark and Spa at Alton Towers. Offers change all the time so keep your eyes open!

There are plenty of yummy food outlets inside the park but don't forget that you can take your own picnic into Alton Towers. A great idea to save money and eat the food you like!
Alton Towers is a great place for children and adults who are big kids. BUT people are not prepared for how tired out they will be! If you have the time, turn a visit to Alton Towers into a short break and spread your stay over two or three days. This will enable you to make the most of your time without suffering from exhaustion at the end of it!
Need accommodation?

Telephone us at The Malthouse B&B on 01538 703273 to check availability.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Alton Towers - Summer Holidays

Don't forget that Alton Towers is right on our doorstep if you're looking for an action packed break during the Summer Holidays.

Our bed and breakfast in Alton is a perfect place to stay if your planning a break away and want to spend a day or two at the theme park.

The Malthouse is just one mile away from Alton Towers just what you need after a busy day!

To check availability telephone The Malthouse B&B 01538 703273.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

SMUDGE THE CAT: One seriously fussy pussy!

Doing bed and breakfast can be stressful! Will you have enough sausages for breakfast?

Has the milkman delivered on time? Will it rain on the washing you've just put out?

BUT life is not too hectic for everyone at The Malthouse - our cat Smudge is the most laid back member of the team!

These latest snaps were taken yesterday afternoon.
It's tiring work having your photo taken! Time for a snooze.....