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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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Colne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Thursday the 4th of May 2017 my boyfriend and I payed our first visit to the Malt shovel upon recommendation on the final night of our holiday. It was my mum and step dad who had been a couple of times before who suggested we tried it during our stay. Initially we were hesitant as we’re a young couple... More 

1 Thank rebeccaashworth0
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another first class meal at The Malt Shovel. The starters (smoked salmon and a malt shovel smokie) were excellent. The mains (a goats cheese parcel and roast beef) were very good; especially the goats cheese parcel. The roast beef was good, but not particularly hot. We will be back as The Malt Shovel is quickly becoming our favourite pub for... More 

Thank Michael L
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for a meal early one evening. I can understand why this place is so popular, the food is absolutely delicious! Before the waiter took our order, he placed a bottle of tap water on the table, which was such a good idea. We were then presented with a little taster of sweet potato soup and a freshly... More 

Thank aissiegirl
Level Contributor
46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been for 3 years....but based on our last experience we opted for this as a family gathering for my wife's birthday. In essence the punters that did not book were given priority over the two tables that did, one obviously was ours. 50 minutes to wait for food. We were told twice the food was nearly ready. Far from... More 

Thank Lordcoverdale
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on an evening with the family dog. The pub put us in the conservatory for our meal which was warm and welcoming. The staff were really helpful and attentive. Food was fantastic. Highly recommended!!

Thank leel246
North Yorkshire
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Following up a recommendation we booked our table for an evening meal . Delightful Staff looked after us and the food was of "good" quality but well over priced . The service was just slow , slow , slow . Gap of 40 minutes between starter and mains , and then 45 mins for sweets - not good , because... More 

Thank BlueNeptune
Moscow, Russia
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Nidd Hall and visited the Malt Shovel twice for lunch, the quality of the food was British at its absolute best. Excellent service from Sylvia and all the staff. The best roast beef I've ever had, local rib of beef! Mmmmm

Thank Peter H
Whitby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We booked a table at the Malt Shovel for the three of us having a drive around the area. I wasn't able to book for 1.00, but was offered 1.15pm. We arrived half an hour early and asked if we could have a drink whilst waiting for our table. Lovely waitress said our table was ready and we could have... More 

1 Thank sadiesmum186345
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Just had the most amazing meal- Sylvia, Natalie and Will went completely out of their way to get me a vegetarian meal I could eat. Marek the chef created me a spinach and cheese parcel with roasted vegetables, salad and fries. The hospitality was fantastic- can not recommend a better place. Thank you guys you made my day x

Thank Annette W
Boroughbridge, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have to say first that I felt sorry for the poor waitress who was getting all the grief, there was no senior member of staff around as far as I could see. Unfortunately this pub is all about waiting, we waited to order, we waited for our starters, we waited for our main courses to come , all very... More 

Thank Linda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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?