Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Alton has a Fine Festival

What a fantastic weekend we've just had in Alton. Beer, classic cars, great music and plenty of sunshine - perfect!

After a busy Sunday mornings at our B&B we took some time out in the afternoon to enjoy the music and of course beer at The Royal Oak Pub just down the road.

Here is The Scott Ralph Trio in action. What a great set the band played, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Alton Beer and Classic Car Festival 17 & 18 June 2017

On the 17 & 18 June 2017 a beer and classic car will take place in Alton.
For a small village Alton (where our bed & breakfast is located) has quite a few pubs, 5 in total.
A weekend of fine weather for the festival would be great so, fingers crossed!

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Sunny Alton

Its been lovely weather in Alton for a number of days now - just what we like!

The fine weather has allowed us to get lots of jobs done outside. In between our usual grass cutting we've been tidying up the woodwork on our greenhouses, weeding, pruning, putting out tubs with bedding plants in and in between jobs having a cup of tea or two!

Here is a picture that we've taken of the some of the rhododendron at the front of the house. To be honest there are not as many flowers on them as there usually are. In the Autumn last year we gave these shrubs a major prunning, they needed it. As a result it may be next year before we see plenty of flowers but there you go!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Our Walk Around the Lakes at JCB

A few days ago we had a little while to spare and decided to take our dog Poppy for a walk around the lakes at the JCB Headquarters at Rocester two or three miles away.

As you can see the lake at the front of the JCB factory is beautiful. It is a lovely place to walk and see the ducks, geese, fish and other wildlife that live around the lakes. Clearly lots of time, money and effort is spent keeping the area looking "just so" for everyone to enjoy. We love it and so does Poppy!

If you come to stay at our B&B and have a little time to spare a walk around the lakes is great.
If you're lucky there is often an ice cream van parked up so you can have a treat while you walk!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Merlin Pass Summer Sale - Alton Towers

Like visiting Alton Towers Theme Park?
Like days out and value for money?
If you do a Merlin Annual Pass is fabulous and right now they are on sale!

Merlin Entertainments operate Alton Towers Theme Park and lots of other attractions.
Plenty of the guests that stay at our B&B have Merlin Passes and tell us they are great!
Visit Merlin Pass Summer Sale for more information.
Hurry as the Summer sale is for a limited time only!