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The Malt Shovel

££ - £££, British,
Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
+44 1653 628264
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 21 min
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Passing by last Sunday about 4 we decided we needed some lunch, we went disappointed. The wife and myself had the pork and the kids had a smaller portion chicken dinner (not bad for a fiver) an abundance of veg and Yorkshire pud just great!!!...More

Thank l0b0sb0y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What can I say. We were greeted by Martin with a smile and he couldnt do enough to make us feel welcome. Sunday lunch was fantastic meat perfect, huge range of veg all just crunchy, yorkshire perfect, roasties and mash ( happy days) and fab...More

Thank happyhippychicks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought the pub looked lovely at the front and being in a nice village , decided to go in.Dismal and in need of updating and cleaning , we should have left then ! But we were late eating and decided to give it a...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing the newly managed Malt Shovel in the pretty town of Hovingham today and fancied a Sunday roast. We have been here since it was newly managed so have eaten here before - and it was very nice. This time it was superb....More

Thank Gourmet G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family and I took an unexpected trip here as we were staying not far away, and wanted a special night out for our last night. It was a quiet Thursday evening, armed with a decent beer, charismatic atmosphere and a friendly landlord/host, I decided...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 2 young children, the owner (I think) was very friendly and staff couldn't do enough to help! Food was excellent, very fresh and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals! I can highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Having heard good reports about this establishment under new management, we were looking forward to an enjoyable meal. Unfortunately we were sadly disappointed. The lady behind the bar was friendly and pleasant but otherwise the pub was rather characterless and definitely needed a good clean....More

1  Thank YorkLara
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped at The Malt Shovel on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. As soon as we walked through the door we were welcomed by, the manager of 3 months, Martin. There was an extensive menu, meals approx. £10-£12 together with lighter bites for £6.50. 3...More

1  Thank anne c
Reviewed 26 June 2017

called in as we were staying in the village .. The landlord is so very friendly and accommodating. He has only been in the pub a couple of months but what a good job he seems to be doing. We had our evening meal in...More

1  Thank sillyfrog1959
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I expected more after all the amazing reviews on here. We were passing through on our way to the Lavender farm and stopped off for Sunday lunch. Portions were large and quality ok. Nice selection of vegetables served with main course. I wouldn't rush back...More

1  Thank aniceglassofred
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Questions & Answers
25 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
yes there were walkers in with their dogs
6 August 2015|
Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
yes l am sure it was cold only one staff and husband cooking my husband knew them as he played darts there against them not for them the food was only just to say warm. will not be going back don't understand how they got... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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A great local village pub serving great localy cook fayre. Locals coffee mornings (yes you can come along),monday fish and chip night, wendsday seniors lunch, weekly thursday quiz...
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