Sunday, 31 July 2011

Alton Towers All Time Greats Special Offer

Alton Towers are asking adrenaline junkies to vote for their favorite ride. The rides itching to be voted Number One are Nemesis, Air, Rita, Oblivion and Thirteen.

Which ride will you vote for? To vote see for full details.

In return for casting your vote Alton Towers are offering reduced price pre-booked tickets (adult ticket £25, child ticket £19.80) for visits before 4 September 2011. Take a look at the Alton Towers website for more information. This is a great offer if you're planning to visit the theme park during the school holidays.

Don't forget to look out for 2for1 vouchers, these are always a great way to save money if you want to pay at the gate on the day.

If you've not been to Alton Towers before hurry along now so that you can try out the rides and vote for your favorite!

If you don't live locally to the park you'll need accommodation. To check availability at our B&B telephone 01538 703273. We're located in the village of Alton just one mile from Alton Towers.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Love is in the Air in Alton!

For those of you who read the last post on our blog you'll see that the tradition of 'love birds' choosing to stay with us continues! Love is definitely the word of the moment here at The Malthouse! Last weekend we had "regular visitors" staying with us who were celebrating their honeymoon (they got engaged here a couple of years ago) so it was particularly lovely to welcome them back again. This weekend we were delighted to learn that another couple had decided that Alton is the place to be if you want to propose to your loved one. We're pleased to say that the proposal was accepted and the happy pair are photographed below.

Many congratulations again to both couples!

If you want to escape for a romantic break away look no further! Don't forget we're happy to organise flowers, champagne, chocolates, balloons etc for you. To check B&B availability telephone 01538 703273.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Friends Return to The Malthouse

Here we are in the garden. This couple have become dear family friends. It was 21 years ago when they first visited The Malthouse and stayed here with Sandra's dad who ran the B&B at that time. They were then a newly married couple visiting Alton Towers, happily they return often so that we can keep up with what's going on in their lives. Of course they have a family now, they still enjoy Alton Towers so we're delighted to see all three of them.

Lovely to see you again and already looking forward to next time!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sandra's Little Helpers

So, here we are, Sandra has finally managed to get some children to help her with the washing up at The Malthouse! These children came along to stay with us, armed with their own washing up gloves, tea towel and of course an apron for the youngest team member.

They came to Alton earlier this year and promised to help on their next visit. When they were here in April it was the weekend of the Royal Wedding. William & Catherine were made Baron & Baroness of Carrickfergus which is where the family come from. Knowing that Sandra is a big fan of The Royal Family they kindly brought a beautiful calendar with pictures of the happy couple with Carrickfergus Castle in the background. Thank you so much for thinking of us!
If you look carefully, in the background of this photo you'll see Smudge our cat coming along to see what's going on. He's useless at washing up!
Hello to three wonderfully well behaved children and of course their Mum & Dad! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and had a safe journey home.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Alton Towers Summer Spa Special Offer

If your visiting Alton Towers Theme Park why not extend your stay in the area and go to the Spa at Alton Towers too. After a busy day at the Theme Park a trip to the Spa might be just what you need! The Alton Towers Spa have a special offer this Summer.

For £59 you get a 6 hour session in the spa's relaxation rooms, a lime & ginger salt glow body treatment and lunch. Advanced booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. This offer is valid Monday to Friday until the end of August so hurry!

For more information see

If you need accommodation close to Alton Towers telephone us to check availability on 01538 703273. Our B&B The Malthouse is located in the village of Alton just one mile from Alton Towers.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Blooming Beautiful at The Malthouse!

After a few days of rain showers the sun has arrived in Alton again! Our hanging baskets and planters at The Malthouse are particularly beautiful this year, we're delighted with them. We prepare all our own tubs growing on small plug plants that we buy early in the year. If your a keen gardener you'll know what a lot of time and effort goes into baskets and tubs. See the results of our hard work for yourself!

This year we purchased our plug plants from W Elwell Nurseries in Cheslyn Hay near Cannock, Staffordshire. They were wonderful offering all sorts of hints and tips, needless to say we'll definitely be getting our plants from them next year!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Churnet Vally RailAle Trail

If you like real ale why not visit The Churnet Valley Railway on 22, 23 or 24 July 2011. This lovely railway are holding a 'RailAle Trail' weekend giving passengers the opportunity to sample real ale as they journey along the railway. There are a selection of daytime and evening events planned for the weekend.

Even if your a teetotaler your bound to enjoy a journey on the railway, the scenery along the way is just beautiful.

MALT TIP: Know your limit... A train journey with too much beer in your belly could leave you running out of steam!

The Churnet Valley Railway is just a short drive from Alton. Why not take a break and stay with us at The Malthouse? To check availability at our bed and breakfast telephone 01538 703273.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Gnome Mad at The Malthouse!

We love being outside, so we spend lots of time working in the garden at our B&B. This year we seem to have gone gnome mad! Everywhere we look there are garden gnomes! Thought you might like to see a few pics of the cheeky fellows.

The gnomes have even managed to put in an appearance on our wheelie bin!

You don't need to have a sense of humour to stay at The Malthouse but it helps!

Need a break? Telephone us on 01538 703273 to check bed & breakfast availability.