Saturday, 26 May 2012

Save £'s on Theme Park Entry with Tesco

For a limited time you can get free entry to Alton Towers and Drayton Manor with Tesco Clubcard Rewards.  For just £7.50 in Clubcard Vouchers you can get a 1 day entry into the theme parks.  This is a fantastic offer, tokens must be ordered by 11 June 2012 so hurry! 

If you have far to travel  local accommodation is essential to make the most of your day out.  We're located in the village of Alton just one mile away from Alton Towers and 37 miles away from Drayton Manor.

MALT TIP: If you don't have any Tesco Vouchers to use beg, borrow or steel a friends vouchers.  Perhaps they owe you a favour or maybe you can do something for them in return!

To check availability at The Malthouse B&B telephone 01538 703273, email or you might like to book online

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Chatsworth House - TV Worth Watching!

Did you see the first of a three part program all about Chatsworth House on BBC1 last Sunday evening?  The second part is on BBC1 this Monday 21 May 2012 at 21.00 and if last week's program is anything to go by it'll be well worth tuning in for! 

MALT TIP: If you missed the first program all about the magnificent Chatsworth try to catch it on BBC iPlayer!

If you've not been to Chatsworth House (or if like us you haven't been there for a while) it's well worth a look, the house and grounds are simply stunning.  A car journey from our B&B in Alton to Chatsworth takes approximately one hour.  Why not visit Chatsworth while your staying with us?

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Get 40% off Alton Towers Tickets!

For a limited time you can save 40% when purchasing tickets for Alton Towers Theme Park.  To view this fabulous deal see for full details.  Tickets must be purchased online at least 7 days prior to your visit.

Need to find accommodation close to Alton Towers?  Our bed and breakfast is located in the village of Alton just one mile away from the theme park.  Why not telephone us at The Malthouse B&B on 01538 703273 to check availability.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Leek Jesters Scooterfest 20 May 2012

Amongst many local events taking place this summer is Scooterfest presented by Jesters Scooter Club based in the nearby town of Leek.

Here are a couple of snaps taken at previous Scooterfests.

This years festival is the 8th annual Scooterfest organised by The Jesters Club.  The event is popular and as you can see well attended by scooter enthusiasts from near and far.  The majority of scooters are vintage Lambretta and Vespa but there are always a few more modern day scooters in attendance.

Scooterfest 2012 takes place on Sunday 20 May from 11am at Silk Street car park in Leek.  As well as prizes for a custom show there will be a parts fair, live band, market stalls, hog roast and other entertainments.  Entry to Scooterfest is free!  Travel to Leek by foot, car OR if you have one scooter!  Visit to find out more.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Our Walk from Alton to Denstone and Back!

This week we decided to take a walk from our B&B in Alton to the nearby village of Denstone.  We often drive through Denstone but have never walked there so we thought it would make a change. What a lovely afternoon we had, it won't be the last time we walk from Alton to Denstone and back!

We chose to walk to Denstone along an old disused railway line that runs next to the River Churnet in a nearby valley.  On the way back to Alton we walked along public footpath.  Initially the public footpath went through open fields, then to our surprise it carried on along a stone path between the fields.  We think that the footpath follows part of the Staffordshire Way so maybe this is why the path is there, we're not sure.   

It was lovely to walk along and enjoy the sounds (and smells!) of the countryside.  These cows were waiting at a gate near a farm that we passed.  We don't know much about farm animals but to us these pretty young ladies seemed to be in very good shape!

We think that we probably walked about 5 miles in total, which we were pleased with as we're not super fit.  To be fair though the walk was pretty easy going thanks to the flat railway line, the stone public footpath oh and of course the tea and cake we had at Denstone Hall Farm Shop!

MALT TIP: If your staying at our B&B you won't be able to resist a short (or long) walk in the countryside so remember to pack walking shoes, wellington boots or old trainers!

Many of our guests are heading to Alton Towers Theme Park.  Most first timers to the area are amazed that the theme park is located in such a beautiful rural setting.  Often guests returning to stay come back for longer to visit the theme park again and enjoy the fantastic countryside that's here.  If your looking for accommodation in Alton why not give us a call 01538 703273 to check availability.