OK, I know what you are thinking! “The Malet Arms” yes its a hostelry of the alcoholic kind and not a tearoom. With such wonderful weather we decided to have a beer and some lunch as an alternative. How did this come about? Well friends of ours have just packed up the two life and decided to move out in to the country. So today we thought we would going an be nosey and have a peek at this county life thing…
I (we) have never really ridden around the Wiltshire country side, so we thought it would be a good idea to day. The problem with country side and an American made motorcycle, the built in Satnav will not find the small villages. had to rely on visual and a finger in the wind to get there. Consequently, we saw a lot of Wiltshire, but what lovely roads to ride, and little traffic.
The Malet Arms is a small public house in Newton Toney, and I mean small.. its what a village pub should be like. good beer and home grown food.
The menu was just right, enough to chose a decent lunch and a good selection of beers. We had traditional scampi and smoked haddock fishcakes. We were only looking for a sandwich initially, but unfortunately they do not have them on the menu. Anyway, to food selected was hot and very tasty, so no doubt we will be going back.
Overall the day was good, we have now seen our friends new home and met some locals in the pub, tried the food and drank a decent beer (NB: within the legal limits of riding).
I think pubs may be added to our tour on two wheels… but we will still endeavour to get the tearooms in.
Tomorrow we are heading for Sussex to see what we can find, probably a tea room tomorrow and maybe a pub later. Safe riding peps 🙂