Monday, 30 August 2010

Autumn Break at The Malthouse

Now that the school holidays are coming to an end it's a great time to take a break. Most of the country seems to have experienced poor weather during August, so we're hoping that maybe the Autumn months of September and October will be a little kinder. Perhaps if we're lucky we might even get an Indian Summer, you never know!

Our bed and breakfast 'The Malthouse' is a perfect place to stay if you're looking to take a short break in North Staffordshire. We're located in the picturesque village of Alton in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Whatever the weather Autumn here is beautiful, there are such lovely colours to enjoy.

If your looking for a quiet time away with fine countryside there is no better place than the Staffordshire Moorlands. There are lots of wonderful strolls or long walks right on our doorstep.

Or if you're in the mood for some fun Alton Towers Theme Park the biggest and best in the country in our opinion (not that we're biased!)
is just one mile away from The Malthouse.
Here is our house nestling in the village of Alton.
To check bed and breakfast availability why not give us a call on 01538 703273. Consider taking a mid week break. The weekends are always popular so taking a couple of days off during the week can be a good idea!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Alton Towers Family Ticket Offer

You can now purchase a family ticket for entry to Alton Towers from just £19 per person!

If you plan to visit the theme park with your family this Autumn why not take advantage of this great offer. All you have to do is purchase your ticket online from the Alton Towers website prior to your visit. See for full details of this offer.

Don't forget that we're just one mile away from Alton Towers located in the village of Alton. Our comfortable accommodation will be just what you need after an action packed day at the theme park! To check availability at The Malthouse B&B telephone 01538 703273.

MALT TIP: A nights stay with us before you visit the theme park is an excellent idea. You'll get to Alton Towers in no time at all, they're just up the road from us!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Alton Towers Halloween Scarefest 2010

Halloween seems a long way off BUT it's only eight weeks until Scarefest 2010 kicks off at Alton Towers! The theme parks fun Halloween celebrations run from 16 October to 31 October 2010.
Why not take a look at to check out the thrills and chills planned for Halloween at Alton Towers.

After all those frights at the theme park you'll need somewhere friendly and ghost free to stay! Why not telephone us at The Malthouse B&B on 01538 703273 to check our availability. We're located in Alton village just one mile from Alton Towers.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Ipstones Show 2010

This year the Ipstones Show celebrates it's 60th anniversary. Traditionally the show takes place on the last Saturday in August - this year it will be held on Saturday 28 August 2010.

The show is primarily an agricultural show with cattle, horses, sheep and goats but like many country shows there are lots of other things to see such as a dog show and the crowning of the shows Queen! Take a look at for full details of the 2010 show.

Ipstones is a local village approximately 8 miles from Alton. Around 10-15 minutes by car from The Malthouse B&B.

The show will take place on the recreation ground in Ipstones. If you plan to be in the area that weekend and fancy a taste of the country why not visit the show!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

2 Alton Towers Tickets for the price of 1

Book tickets online to visit the theme park on 14, 15 or 16 August 2010 and get two tickets for the price of one!
This is a great offer if your visiting the park in the next day or two - be quick!
To grab this bargain visit for full details of the offer.
If you need accommodation Alton is a great place to stay, it's just down the road from Alton Towers.
To check availability at The Malthouse Bed & Breakfast telephone 01538 703273.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Dovedale Sheep Dog Trials 2010

This years trials will be held as usual at Ilam and will take place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 August 2010. Ilam is a pretty little village inside the Peak District National Park. The trials are held in a field just outside the village and is approximately a 20 minute car journey from our B&B in Alton.

Even if like us you don't have a sheep dog or any sheep you might well enjoy going to watch the sheep dog trials. It's a lovely way to spend an afternoon in fantastic countryside with a pair of binoculars!

The shepherds do their best to guide their dogs/sheep along a course. But things don't always go to plan - sometimes the dogs don't play ball (did you get that!) or the sheep can be stubborn and won't go the rights way. It's just lovely to watch whatever happens!

As far as we are concerned this is an afternoon out not to be missed! All being well we will sneak an afternoon off to catch the action. If we're lucky we might even take a picnic and have time for a siesta too!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Alton Towers - Annual Pass Offer

Buy an annual pass for Alton Towers online and get 13 months for the price of 12 months!
That's one months entry into the Theme Park for FREE!

Look at for full details regarding this deal. This offer is only valid until 4pm on 13 August 2010 so hurry!!!

If your planning a trip to the theme park and would like to check availability at our bed and breakfast why not send us an e-mail OR if you prefer give us a call on 01538 703273.

The Malthouse B&B in Alton is just one mile away from the Alton Towers.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Alton Towers - Theme Park Tickets Double Discount

Save 40% on theme park tickets if you plan to visit Alton Towers between 3rd to 6th August. Buy your tickets in advance from Alton Towers to qualify for their 'Double Discount Sale' offer. See the official Alton Towers website to check out all the details.

After a great day out at Alton Towers you'll be exhausted and need accommodation close by!

To check availability at our bed and breakfast telephone The Malthouse on 01538 703273.
We're located in Alton just one mile away from Alton Towers, perfect after a busy day!