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The Malt Shovel

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Low Moor Lane, Brearton, Harrogate HG3 3BX, England (Formerly Bleikers at The Malt Shovel)
+44 1423 862929
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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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378 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited for Lunch for my wife's birthday, its been many years since we have been to the Malt Shovel and I can say it won't be long before we go back. It's called a country pub but in reality it is a restaurant and a damn fine one at that, the menu is typical British Gastro and wonderful, lots... More 

Thank MikeyAndHisTravels
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178 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit with some friends who are local and visit the malt shovel regularly. Have to say the food and service were both excellent Ox cheeks were just amazing! Just a shame we're not local! Will definitely revisit when back in the area.

Thank abroadalot
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This gastropub would definitely be a 4/5* had we not had to wait 1 hour for main courses. The staff were fantastic and did all they could to make us feel welcome and the food eventually was of fantastic quality. The pub did have a few large groups in which slowed down the food being made so check and book... More 

Thank Kel_London1
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great small place with a roaring fire and beautiful food. Service is friendly and attentive. Perfect if you're in the local area.

Thank Andy T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely 3 course Sunday lunch, in a cosy pub hidden away near Ripon. Great, prompt service and a toasty fire

Thank ellc133
Witney, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with our elderly parents and It's always great when you are greeted by a great smile and very friendly face when being shown to your table which we had booked the previous day. There was a good selection on the menu and specials board. The well presented food was excellent and met everyone's expectations. If you are thinking... More 

Thank cathandrobert
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited on a number of previous occasions, the last being January 2017. Never disappoints, from friendly staff to the service, lovely cosy surroundings to top class food. Presentation is superb which only works as long as the food is also superb and it is totally outstanding. Only slight downside and appreciate why, but the length of time between starter... More 

Thank Regulartable3
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday lunch. Went as a family of 5 including 2 teenagers and a 10 year old. Called just 30 mins in advance to book as we live quite near and got a table ok. The Sunday menu offers beef, pork or chicken breast dinners all with the traditional Yorkshire pudds, veg etc. There are also other dishes and 3 of... More 

Thank simonwilkins62
Scarborough, yorkshire
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306 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely our favourite restaurant currently and so glad we discovered this perfect gem at the end of Summer'16. Simply love everything about the Malt Shovel, quaint pretty village setting, cosy, warm tasteful pub interior with quirky little candle lit tables, fabric napkins (a must for me!), Yorkshire stone floors, roaring fires, lovely friendly and professional staff who take great pride... More 

Thank Merc9SLK
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this hostelry on the way back from Ripon at lunchtime after a search on TripAdvisor. Its a lovely, well maintained bar/ restaurant , sympathetically restored. The tables are well set out and plenty of space between. The menu is not extensive, which I totally approve of, but all ingredients are locally sourced. The waitress was lovely and cheerful.... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?