With only a short history, the popularity of Whitton Malthouse, among locals and travellers is amazing.
Together with a group of friends we travelled for two hours to spend a very relaxing afternoon, having lunch, enjoying the country hospitality.
Our lunch was served on the open deck, overlooking the lush green lawns, Landscaped rockery gardens, featuring ponds and relaxing fountains. With a varied lunch menu, we choose, mushroom arancini balls, Aquna cod, chicken salad, a variety of burgers, nachos, battered whiting and a massive steak sandwich.
A short walk over a suspended bridge, we found water golf, where if your golf skills were on par, and if your ball landed into one of the big discs and dropped into the hole in the middle, you won a prize. Now that is a big load of IF’S.
The boys decided to try fishing. They hired a rod and reel and wandered over to the fishing lake. They spent quite some time dropping their lines, the only thing they hooked was some weed.
Lunch with a beautiful group of friends. Mushroom arancini and Aquana cod with salad and chips. The malt house is also open for dinner.
- The outlook from the deck where we had lunch. 2. The water golf pond and fountain. 3. The garden in front of the cafe, with the malt distillery in construction behind. 4. The cascading water fall with accommodation behind. 5 The swinging bridge
The boys trying their hand at fishing. The fish were either lucky or extremely clever, nothing was caught.
The cascading waterfall from underneath, with little ones fascinated by this wonder. Self contained accommodation lines the lake.
Fun on the rocks around the water fall and the boys discussing how to catch the elusive fish. Garden art in the form of a rhino. Very cleverly done
The playgound, with croquet, coyts and chidrens playground
The future looks promising for the Whitton Malt House. While on our way to the gift shop we stopped and spoke to a waitress who told us of the plans for a wetland, a 350 seat reception room, a caravan park and the malting equipment is being built behind the current building. We will have to come back and visit in maybe a year to experience the whiskey being distilled.