The Old Malt Scoop Inn

Lapford
Devon
EX17 6PZ
Tel: 01363 83330

lindavoaden@icloud.com

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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.