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The Malt Shovel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Low Moor Lane, Brearton, Harrogate HG3 3BX, England (Formerly Bleikers at The Malt Shovel)
+44 1423 862929
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My best friends an I came over to the pub last Sunday to meet up for a gas and some lunch, and as usual the food was excellent, and the staff made us feel incredibly welcome. Many thanks to the kitchen staff, and the bar/restaurant staff for making our lunch perfect. Never a bad thing to say about this place!... More 

Thank samlab
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to The Malt Shovel a few times and never been disappointed, we called for lunch last Thursday, its was quite busy but no problems. we sat beside the log fire and just enjoyed a simple, tasty lunch. The staff were very friendly and efficient, we always call when we are visiting Harrogate which is quite close by.

Thank Eric P
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting so I didn't know what to expect but I was very impressed. In a lovely village setting, inside is just as nice. It has a lovely traditional feel inside. The service was fantastic- high above what you would expect! We were presented with an amuse bouche before our starters came which was very tasty. I had the... More 

Thank TK91ELS
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by with a colleague of mine, the staff were very nice and welcoming had a very nice coffee and a complimentary biscuit. Clean and lovely traditional furniture had a lovely warm drink and left would like to try food in the summer! Would recommend

Thank donna s
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely evening with incredibly tender meat, beautiful presented and very flavorful. Our service was great. The wine list diverse but manageable. And the crackling fires created a wonderful cozy setting. We will be back!!!! This is a gastro pub - prices between £15 and £20 for mains. And I personally feel that the price point is perfect.

Thank Katie V
harrogate england
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table and was ready for us after a few minutes. Staff very good and friendly and professional.we had gammon that was a good size with 2x eggs and great fries and 1 pork belly. We did wait for the food but were kept informed as the progress but it was Saturday night and the pub was full.will visit... More 

Thank norman100
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited over Christmas and have been meaning to write a review since. The food was out of this world, I myself order tempura prawns as a starter and my partner order the crayfish and avocado salad, both we end up sharing as they were so delicious. I was looking for a nice wine to go with the starters and... More 

Thank JRice345
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Used to be one of my families favourite restaurants. Food has gone down hill since being taken over. On last visit we called weeks ahead as had family over and requested a table by the fire. On arrival they had given our table away by accident and had set up the conservatory surrounded by electric heaters. We complained and had... More 

1 Thank Craig B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing nye! Fab fish sharing platter (oysters divine) superb service great wine /champagne - chateau Briand?? Omg simply perfect !

1 Thank JoWeath
United Kingdom
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240 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We decided to go on one of the walks that the pub recommends so booked a mid afternoon table for Sunday lunch. There had been a fair amount of rain in recent days, so the ground was heavy and our walk took much longer than we had thought and had to be cut short, but is well recommended if dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Low Moor Lane, Brearton, Harrogate HG3 3BX, England (Formerly Bleikers at The Malt Shovel)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Brearton
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 862929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?