The Malt House22 Marybrook Street, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BA
Telephone: 01453 511177
Fax: 01453 810257
AA 3 Stars
|The Malt House at Berkeley is one of those family hotels and restaurants that you can spend a millennium looking for. |
Tastefully furnished in mellow wall coverings and dark woods, the restaurant and bars have just the right level of intimacy and informality to instantly relax you.
Wendy and her family welcome you to their home in the heart of the Cotswold Hills and assure you of a memorable stay.
The restaurant and menu are described elsewhere in these pages, but a pre-lunch or dinner drink also play and important part on your visit to The Malt House.
|From the moment you arrive to take a seat at the bar, or one of the comfortable chairs at a table, you will quickly relax into a friendly, local atmosphere.|
There is an excellent selection of wines and spirits, and of course, real ales, lagers and the usual mix of stouts and ciders to choose from. There is also a wide selection of bottled beers and Alco pops.
Whatever your choice, you can relax and enjoy the food, wine and good company.
Quiz Night: - On the first Tuesday of every month we run a quiz night with all proceeds going to local charities. October to May
The restaurant is on two levels, and with soft lighting, oak beams and wood panelling, surrounds the visitor in ageless ambience. Seating nearly sixty, bookings for large parties are readily accommodated.
It is, in any event, always advisable to book well ahead, especially for week-ends.
A choice of Three Meats served with Roast & Salad Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables from 12.00 noon
The Carvery is also available for Special Events.
There are regular specials and a bar menu is displayed on the blackboard.
Large parties can be catered for by arrangement.
The wine list at The Malt House changes regularly.
For the more temperate, wine is also sold by the glass.
|A warm welcome is guaranteed at the Malt House from Wendy and her family. |
The Malt House is their home as well as their work and so it is important to them that the Inn is as comfortable as possible and that the accommodation and facilities allow you to relax into a friendly atmosphere.
All rooms at The Malt House have T.V and coffee making facilities.
There are 9 en-suite bedrooms
Single Room £80.00
Double Room £109.00
Triple Room £134.00
Family Room £135.00
Includes a full English breakfast and VAT.
BERKELEY is two miles West, off the busy Gloucester/Bristol trunk road (A38), and sits at the head of the Berkeley Vale, some of Gloucestershire's most beautiful countryside. Berkeley is rich in all sorts of history, and wellknown for its people, events and science, and latterly, the most modern of technological innovations, the world's first commercial nuclear power plant.
It is not possible to accurately date the beginnings of Berkeley as a community, but it can, with some degree of certainty, be traced back to Roman times when several battles were fought nearby - and lost - by the ancient Britons guarding the river crossings to Wales.
More recent are the recorded events of the barbaric torture and slaying of Edward II at Berkeley Castle in 1327 whose cries of agony, it is said, were heard as far away as the town's centre. On a more favourable note, however, is the courage of George Thorpe who led a party of pilgrims to the New World. To this day, as far away as Virginia, U.S.A, it is believed that this party held the first American Thanksgiving Day at the Berkeley Plantation there in December 1619. About a year before the Pilgrim Fathers made their journey aboard the Mayflower.
While it is said that William Shakespeare lived for a short time in the area, the most famous personage is almost certainly Edward Jenner, the founder and father of immunology. His most important contribution, to this day blessed by millions around the world, is the global eradication of Smallpox. The Edward Jenner Museum, close to the town's centre - you can visit its website from our 'Local Attractions' page - gives an excellent insight into his work and the times in which he lived.Berkeley Castle is the most famous landmark in the area, (its website can also be visited from here) so suffice to say, the town's history begins there and moves through almost every building around the town centre. It is recommended that those with a wish to know more about Berkeley - and there is plenty of interest to follow up - could do worse than visit the local library and pick up a small booklet, "Berkeley" a half-hour read, and learn about many of these buildings. This is particularly so of St Mary's Church, which has some parts dating back to 910 AD when it was destroyed by the Danes.
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