At the Maltsters, you can choose where you want to sit. Each area has it’s own ambiance. You may book a 90 minute table slot.(This is only adhered to during busy times). You are always more than welcome to move into the outside areas after your meal.
Please remember that we prepare all food from fresh ingredients. If you are in a rush it might be better to pre-order. On Sundays or Bank Holidays The Maltsters isn’t the place to be in a rush, rudeness toward any member of staff or other guests will not be tolerated.
The Piano Bar has a lovely cosy feel. It is laid out in a traditional Bistro style, with soft upholstered diner style corner seating down one wall. There is an open fire. The French oak 2-seater bistro tables are identical and can be pushed together for groups of up to 6 people. Social distancing is 1-2 meters between tables.
The Front Courtyard section sits at the front of the pub with a view of our beautiful church. It contains 2×4-seater tables, a six-seater picnic bench and a 5-seater stone horoscope feature table. All tables have parasols but are not protected from rain. Some tables seat 2 or 4 people, but can be configured to seat up to 6 people by combining smaller tables.
Fireside – This area is in front of the bar and next to our second and largest open fire. There are 3 French Oak 2-seater Bistro tables here which can be configured for 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 people. Social distancing is 2m between tables.
The SciFi Lounge This area has a sofa table area and several mis-matched pub-style tables and has several library shelves full of quirky books & ornaments. Groups of up to 6 per table can be seated here. Well behaved dogs are welcome here, providing they wipe their paws.
The Terrace – Out of the French doors from the lounge lies The Terrace. There are 9 tables, seating between 4 and 6 people per table. All tables are under our weather-proof giant parasol. We have fleece throws available for cooler days and chilly evenings. This area definitely has a very European feel and is romantically lit after dark with candles & patio lighting. Patio heating is used during colder months.
The Top Garden – We have picnic benches for 2 to 6 people which may be reserved, these bookings may be moved to the terrace or indoors when the weather is bad (subject to availability).
The Bottom Garden – First come, first served. We have several 6-seater picnic benches and lots of space to bring your own picnic blankets and socially distance. This area is not bookable. Please don’t disturb the bee hives as they are busy saving the world.