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The Malt Shovel

££ - £££, British,
Low Moor Lane, Brearton, Harrogate HG3 3BX, England
+44 1423 862929
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Low Moor Lane, Brearton, Harrogate HG3 3BX, England
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Having been here several times over the last few years it's always somewhere we consider. Excellent food and great host. Coming back in a couple of weeks.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having eaten here 2 years ago we couldn’t wait for our return visit. A lovely small, secluded little gem! A lovely fire welcomes you from the cold. Friendly knowledgeable staff advise you and the chefs make the most amazing food! We were staying in Harrogate...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with some friends to this lovely gastropub in the picturesque village of Brearton. Excellent food at affordable prices with second to none service. We will be back.

Thank peter5252
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent lunch here made to order. The service was marvellous and I would definitely recommend

Thank TomandaliUk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Malt Shovel, Brearton today for Sunday lunch and as always it was amazing! I ve just read the last few reviews on trip advisor so felt compelled to try to set the record straight - the inn is now in the hands...More

4  Thank JoWeath
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So happy to be back. Proper good food, cooked from scratch, perfect place to eat . I have king prawns , nice , crisp batter and just perfectly cooked beef Hidden gem Highly recommend

Thank Foodlovermbuj7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved a table back in April (using their online booking system Quandoo) for December 16th to meet up for lunch with friends from Australia who are visiting Yorkshire. Early October, receive an email to say the reservation has been cancelled with no further explanation. Tried...More

Thank petercheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hope the food served at the Malt Shovel is better than their IT skills! We booked a table online and received an email confirmation that the time and date was confirmed. We arrived for our meal only to find the Malt Shovel closed with...More

3  Thank Jill W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made for 17 people for my mums 70th birthday via the phone for Saturday 14th October. No problems. Could we pre-order? Yes no problem, just email me the menu. This didn’t arrive so I emailed them for this. I was told they were closing...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Booked online and were the only ones there when we arrived. Nonetheless, the staff were friendly and accommodating. The place is nice and cosy with many different nooks and crannies. The food is top drawer. Tasty ingredients, presented well and good combinations. We had various...More

Thank David O
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Paul H
22 March 2017|
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Response from Mary W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I really don't understand your question!
Paul H
22 March 2017|
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Response from Mark A | Property representative |
Hi, do you mean a covered outdoor smoking area? If so, I'm afraid we don't have one. Mark
11 June 2015|
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Response from JoWeath | Reviewed this property |
Def book to ensure you get a table, it is a very busy place. The Sunday Lunch menu is small but something there for everyone and always cooked to perfection.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
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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