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The Malt Shovel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
+44 1653 628264
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Halstead, Essex
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place if visiting Hovingham. whilst staying at the Worsley Arms for a few nights, which by the way has a super restaurant, we decided to have a drink and eat at the nearby Malt Shovel. The beer and food were excellent quality and value for money. Especially try the meat pie!! Would feed two easily but delicious pastry and... More 

Thank Graeme B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing!!! We had planned a long dog walk and this hidden gem of a pub was at the half way point (5 miles of 10). Amazing food and fantastic beer. I had the steak pie with mash and veg, Julie had the gammon. Both cooked to perfection. The portions were huge and very filling. The land lady and her husband... More 

1 Thank Richie C
York, England
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We live in a village about 5 mins from Hovingham, but amazingly never been to the Malt Shovel before. We decided to go out for Sunday lunch and what a great decision it was. The food was of very high standard, plenty of it, tasted lovely and very reasonably priced. The landlady was a delight and a refreshing change, so... More 

1 Thank YorkshireLass67
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97 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had an evening meal here whilst staying in a nearby hotel. Despite it being a Saturday night we were the only diners but the menu was extensive and we were well looked after by the new hosts of this lovely village pub. The food was plentiful and very reasonably priced. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evening otherwise we... More 

Thank trelynn
Southend on Sea
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here one night whilst staying at a nearby hotel. The pub was warm and welcoming and the food served was home cooked, tasty and good value for money. Would recommend if in the area.

Thank dancingqueen002
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

New manager n chef great friendly service and beautiful food with Large portions definitely worth a visit

Thank donjt2009
East Yorkshire
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The food was really nice and very well presented. There was a good variety and a specials board that changes regularly. It is also a dog friendly pub too

1 Thank jukejam
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Malt Shovel is a must for all visitors to this area, Vanessa our hostess was warm and friendly and the service was excellent. The menu is very varied and the daily specials board should not be overlooked. We ate their on Wednesday and went back on Thursday evening as the food is so good.

Thank Christine H
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were staying at a local hotel but preferred the look of the menu here. Nicely varied, simple food, served well and the lady behind the bar was a charming and friendly hostess, busy and bustling throughout, working hard and making sure everyone was happy. There's some who could learn a lot from her!

Thank Julie G
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This pub is set in a lovely Village.The landlord's wife and staff are very friendly to strangers.The food on offer is that of a normal pub menu.The difference is this food is absolutely mouthwatering and scrumptious.We went to this pub for two nights and the food was the same.We gave our compliments to the landlord for providing us with an... More 

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Hovingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1653 628264

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?