The Old Malt Scoop Inn

EX17 6PZ
Tel: 01363 83330


It is well worth the slog up the hill in Lapford to reach the Old Malt Scoop Inn.  True it was some effort having ridden all the way from Lands End but a little bit of luxury is always worth a final push.  And it saved me cycling up it in the morning when my legs might be moaning more.

The owners and all the staff were very welcoming and helpful.  I was quickly shown to my room, which surpassed my expectations.  It was located in a barn conversion to the side of the Inn itself.  I could take my bike up the steps and chain it to the rail, and once it was completely dry I carefully placed it inside the room, in the corner out of the way.

The room itself was very well appointed and recently refurbished to a high quality.  It was warm (I was riding in February!) and there were amply places to dry out my cycling kit after I had washed it (using the grape treading technique) in the shower.

The pub offers great food, to a very high standard, at reasonable prices.  I can highly recommend the Malt Scoop Burger.

I missed the breakfast becasue I was setting off very early in the morning but was provided with a bacon baguette which kept me going all morning.