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The Malt Shovel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lower End, Bubbenhall CV8 3BD, England
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon 18:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fourteen of us went here for the evening Christmas menu meal, plenty of choice for everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed good food and good service, even though there was a power cut in the village as we were about to be served our starters. Candles and torches made it a memorable evening for everyone until the lights came back on. We... More 

3 Thank Tom B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a nice meal, not too expensive but had to check bill as was overcharged. Staff friendly and helpful. Car Park needs lights.

1 Thank Ginny G
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Lunch time with friends. Pretty busy with a walking party, so glad we'd booked in advance. We all had £5 specials. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delivered very quickly, and was genuinely tasty (clean plates at the end). The really impressive thing was how they managed to get so many different orders out so speedily. Pub was clean... More 

1 Thank patersa
Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food Sampled the "mixed grill" massive.. Friendly staff, lovely surroundings, good English food. Highly recommended

1 Thank Gazbob
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Went for an evening meal, wasn't to over crowded, received a nice welcome from the staff. You order your food at the bar with your drinks then sit and relax. The food didn't take very long to be cooked, we ordered three steaks all cooked differently and I had chicken. The steaks were cooked really well and were very tasty.... More 

Thank Jacqueline H
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Attended with a group for dinner. Reasonable choice of wines at average prices. The atmosphere was good. The food was tasty

Thank Shelton N
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Was staying just down the road and went for a walk to stretch my legs. Called in here for a quick half of cider. Rattlers was on offer so I had that. The pub is friendly and traditional with lots of old world character. They also do food which looked and smelled delicious. Would have eaten there but I'd already... More 

Thank oldbloke2
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went for my son's birthday with the family. Very welcoming staff. Sorted out our drinks. Quick service, great real ale. (Abbott's Ale by Green King). Ladies happy with a bottle of Zinfandel. Kids drinks OK. Menu with a good variety, plus specials. Meals arrived quite quickly. All very good, piping hot. Great quality. Small pudding menu, but big enough for... More 

Thank Graham F
Baginton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Mark and the team at the Malt always provide a warm welcome, Dale and the guys in the kitchen cook up the best pub meals around.

Thank TheBeeseFamily
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Really acceptable food, service,drinks, beers, the lot. There are two pubs in Bubbenhall, one likes customers, serves good food all week, with a smile, and service to match. The other fails. Stick with the Malt Shovel and you will no go wrong. Dogs welcome as well.

Thank gunnerbill
mark_mcelhatton, Manager at The Malt Shovel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, hope to see you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower End, Bubbenhall CV8 3BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Bubbenhall
  • Phone Number: 442476301141
A traditional English grade ll listed pub, situated in the village of Bubbenhall, we serve locally sourced traditional real ale and traditional home-cooked food.

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