Monday, 31 January 2011

Visiting The Malthouse & Want to Walk?

Many of our B&B guests are surprised to find that Alton (the village we're located in) is such a beautiful rural village. If your coming to stay with us at The Malthouse B&B and like walking don't forget to consider bringing your walking boots or just a pair of old training shoes with you!

Alton is a lovely village to stroll around but for the more adventurous there are plenty of walks nearby in fabulous countryside. We came across a four mile long walk called Furnace Forest recently on the Internet. There is a leaflet produced by our local council Staffordshire Moorland District Council that gives a map and directions for the walk. See to view the Furnace Forest walk. The walk starts and finishes at the Ramblers Reteat(cafe/restaurant) in Dimmingdale just 1 mile from The Malthouse. You might like to stop at the Ramblers Retreat for tea & cake or a meal! Perhaps you should eat before you start walking so that you can walk off all the calories!

Why not print the walk out and bring it with you when you come to stay with us!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Alton Towers Opens in Two Months!

If your a roller coaster fanatic you'll be glad to know that you don't have long to wait before Alton Towers Theme Park opens for it's 2011 season!

If you don't live near the theme park you'll need to get bed & breakfast nearby. Alton Towers is a fantastic but tiring day out so accommodation near to the theme park is essential. Why not telephone us at The Malthouse B&B on 01538 703273 to check availability. We're located in the village of Alton just one mile away from Alton Towers.

Here is Rita 'Queen of Speed' one of the many thrilling rides at Alton Towers.

Make a note in your diary that Alton Towers opens on Saturday 26 March 2011 and start planning your visit!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Shugborough Hall

There are many breathtaking stately homes near to us, Shugborough Hall is just one of them. Shugborough Hall is near Stafford, only 20 miles away from our B&B Alton. Not far by car if your staying with us at The Malthouse!

Why not take a step back in time and meet some of the colourful characters that work on the Estate! Shugborough Hall opens for general day visits from 18 March 2011 onwards. See their website for full details.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Alton Towers 2011 Tickets

It's not too early to think about getting tickets for Alton Towers Theme Park if you plan to visit later this year. Tickets for Alton Towers can be purchased at in advance. The Alton Towers website is currently offering a 20% discount if you purchase tickets online from them!

Take a look at what the theme park has to offer! It's a great day out!
People of all ages love Alton Towers!
It can be difficult to know what to buy when it comes to birthday presents etc.
Why not consider purchasing tickets for Alton Towers as a present for your family or friends?
Need accommodation for a trip to Alton Towers? Our b&b in Alton is just one mile away from the Theme Park, perfect after a long journey or busy day! Telephone The Malthouse on 01538 703273 to check availability.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Merlin Annual Pass Offer

We just came across a great offer if you plan to visit Alton Towers and/or other Merlin venues during the next 12 months!

If you purchase a Merlin Annual Pass using 'Capital FM' as a promotional code your pass is nearly half price! The offer is limited to 10,000 passes or ends on 7 February 2011 whichever comes first so hurry!

Look at to see the full details of the offer we found.

Passes are just £80 (£5 of this goes to the Capital Child charity).
The usual cost of a Merlin Annual Pass is £150.
This is a GREAT saving for days out in 2011!
Please check the offer carefully before purchasing.

With the money you save why not book accommodation close to Alton Towers! Telephone The Malthouse B&B 01538 703273 to check availability. We're located in Alton just one mile from the Theme Park.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Back to Work

Now that the Christmas and New Year holidays are over it's back to work at The Malthouse B&B! During the holidays we took a few days off from decorating and cleaning but on Monday we started back to work. We plan to be open and ready to receive guests at the end of March when Alton Towers opens for it's main 2011 season. Before we open our doors this year there's lots to do at our bed and breakfast in Alton. If it doesn't move it's being painted, washed, cleaned or polished. Our cat Smudge keeps on moving in case we clean him!

Like most of the country we've had our fair share of snow here in Staffordshire this winter. Here's a lovely winter picture of The Malthouse taken from our front lawn.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Everyone at The Malthouse would like to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year!

We hope that the New Year will be good for our family & friends and look forward to welcoming guests (old & new!) to our B&B in Alton during 2011.