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Malt Shovel

13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 6843
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Shovel in the beer

We went twice to this place. Once just for beer and another to eat. The food was fine for pub food... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jsquared1106
via mobile
Good Food

Ate here twice while in Scotland. Nice friendly pub. Fish and chips were great. Easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seaford6
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Tuesday nights mean live jazz at this popular pub.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
LOCATION
13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Old Town
CONTACT
+44 131 225 6843
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"cockburn street"
in 6 reviews
"steak pie"
in 4 reviews
"best fish and chips"
in 2 reviews
"balmoral chicken"
in 2 reviews
"traditional pub"
in 3 reviews
"royal mile"
in 11 reviews
"waverley station"
in 2 reviews
"haggis"
in 2 reviews
"visiting edinburgh"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
in 3 reviews
"belhaven"
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"licensing"
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"scotland"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went twice to this place. Once just for beer and another to eat. The food was fine for pub food. My husband had fish and chips and I had a chicken with bacon fish. I was confused when the menu said"chips" as they also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice while in Scotland. Nice friendly pub. Fish and chips were great. Easy to get to, just down off the royal mile.

Thank Seaford6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came by this restaurant while wandering the streets of Edinburgh. Ordered fish n chips and a burger. The Fish was ok but the fries were awful. The burger was so-so but had the best BBQ sauce I've ever tried(they add whisky to it surely).

Thank Ringy87
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy, relaxed, good fishy menu and great service. Easily reached from Waverley station. Busy buzz but not overcrowded.

Thank Hazel G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick drink here before a tour. Lovely staff, great atmosphere. Didn't eat here but lots of people around us were and the food looked good.

Thank morrsarah
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

popped in for a quick pint before a train home. great wee bar. rustic and homely, great selection of ales (and malts) food menu looked good (as it did when it was served) and well proced.Ideal location (2 minute walk from Waverley station) will come...More

Thank SVTillman
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Called in for a lunch whilst visiting the city. Got to say that it was brilliant. Had the balmoral chicken. Absolute compliments to the chef. Was delicious. Followed by sticky toffee pudding which great too. Staff are really friendly and plus and excellent range of...More

Thank Graham A
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and my friend went in just by chance. We both had steak pie and both meals were exceptional. Good staff and excellent service. Thank You for a lovely comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Curraa1
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the Malt Shovel with a friend on a Tuesday afternoon we both chose the Steak and Belhaven pie which was tasty and filling. Fantastic but discreet service added to a very enjoyable day out. Well done to both kitchen and service staff. Will return.

Thank Alison G
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Great bar and atmosphere, fine spirit selection and some great Scottish beers. The downside is the Food , menu is ok but poorly executed, the pub suffers from it's own popularity for dinning as seating is limited.

Thank DLTD72
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