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Malt Shovel

13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 6843
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Popped in for a quick snack, (pulled pork nachos incase you were wondering) fantastic food, amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Simon C
Atherstone, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Friendly and traditional

Excellent host and great traditional food well prepared and hot, good selection of ales and spirits... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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“pub grub” (4 reviews)
“steak pie” (3 reviews)
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13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 6843
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick snack, (pulled pork nachos incase you were wondering) fantastic food, amazing friendly staff and welcome, brilliant service and a cracking pint, well worth the trip glad we stopped by.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent host and great traditional food well prepared and hot, good selection of ales and spirits well placed off the the royal mile towards the station well worth a visit as the prices very reasonable also.

Thank 956Nick
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Once again, we needed a place to relax with a pint after a day of sight seeing. The Malt Shovel looked inviting, and we were not disappointed. Excellent choices of beers and ales. I was happy to find that the Malt Shovel, like almost every...More

1  Thank revrpb619
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Spent New Year here and found Kerr & River wonderful hosts. The food and Drink was fantastic and didn't break the Bank. I would thoroughly recommend a visit. We were visiting with friends from St.Helens and we will certainly call back there when we next...More

Thank Lol C
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb Christmas meal here last night with 2 friends and all agreed our meal was amazing and such great value - 3 courses for £17.99! Service was brilliant, not rushed and very friendly. Highly recommend a visit to this pub in Edinburgh's old...More

Thank lesley_stevens
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch as it's a nice traditional pub. Unfortunately sat in a bench type seat that creaks so loud everybody turns around to see where the noise is coming from. The waitresses was very pleasant and attentive. Unfortunately the food was very poor....More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Friendly staff clean nice decor, old wood. ..ordered scampi chips peas. Lasagne and half portion of macaroni plus coffee cola and pint bill was just over £30 which sounds OK but portions small,more salad with lasagne than lasagne 9 pieces of scampi small portion of...More

Thank Montgomery S
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We ate here after spending most of the day walking around and soaking in the sights of Edinburgh. I really enjoyed the steak pie even though it was a lot heavier than the food I'm used to! Never mind, I ate the lot.

Thank CaliforniaNana
Reviewed 20 November 2016

There were twelve of us visiting Edinburgh for the Scotland v Argentina Rugby match at Murrayfield on 19/11/16. Having experienced the difficulties of finding somewhere to eat on a match day before, I decided to try to get a table booked in advance. I contacted...More

Thank KPrice69
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Popped in here for lunch on a busy Saturday in Edinburgh (22/10/16). Sat at a table and the male waiter was great, explained as we had a child (10) we had to order food, wasn't a problem as that is what we went in for....More

Thank dave w
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Are dogs allowed to sit outside so long as they are well behaved and quiet and on a leash? We got two totally conflicting attitudes from staff - one was extremely rude after seeing our dog and not saying a word when we bought our first drink and then as we bought our second (and what was going to be our final drink anyway), he very abruptly and rudely snapped that once we'd finished our drinks we had to leave as "dogs aren't welcome here - not even outside!" .......... yet as we were almost finished, a lovely man who was also staff arrived to start his shift and asked if he could stroke Ella and he made a massive fuss over her and got licked by her (this is the "fiercest" she is!) and he asked us if we'd like a bowl of fresh water for her, to which we explained we'd been told to leave as we had a dog and apparently dogs aren't allowed and he looked totally shocked and told us that well-behaved dogs were often outside in the seating area.
5 September 2015|
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