The Shovels

The Shovels

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+44 1253 762702+ Add website
Hours
Sun
11:00 - 22:30
Mon
11:00 - 23:00
Tue
11:00 - 23:00
Wed
11:00 - 23:00
Thu
11:00 - 23:00
Fri
11:00 - 23:00
Sat
11:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant have live music
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles726 reviews
Excellent
446
Very good
116
Average
53
Poor
49
Terrible
62
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Brian T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Good hot food, friendly atmosphere we go about 1 a week if possible a good varid menuand a very realistic price all round a 5*
Written 22 May 2024
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Greene King
Brian Thank you so much for the review
Written 23 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tilly D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
A inviting atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food. The attentive and staff provided exceptional service. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Will definitely be recommending here again.
Written 16 May 2024
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Greene King
Hi thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your visit
Written 19 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Great pub. Fantastic staff who really look after you. The food was excellent and well priced. Will definitely go again when next in Blackpool.
Written 4 May 2024
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Greene King
Hi John, thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon
Written 5 May 2024
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T M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
First time I have been here and I've gotta say the food was amazing, it was pretty busy when we arrived a guy called Steven was on working on the floor and even tho he was on his own his service was brilliant 100%recommend and added bonus they allow dogs 😁
Written 4 May 2024
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Greene King
hi thank you for your review and fantastic comments we are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us
Written 5 May 2024
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Karen W
Glasgow45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Came for a couple of days holiday and came recommended from camp site. Food was great considering the price (2 meals for £13.49). The service by Andrea was fab. Would recommend
Written 3 May 2024
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Greene King
Hi thank you for your review and comments we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us
Written 5 May 2024
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Jacqii
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
A great place that I have visited regularly with family. The food is always outstanding and priced at an affordable rate. Atmosphere and service A1!
Written 3 May 2024
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Greene King
hi thank you for your review
Written 5 May 2024
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Jordan S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Went in for burger night as we tend to go most weeks as the food and price are hard to beat, would highly recommend to anyone who likes good quality pub food
Written 2 May 2024
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Greene King
Hi Jordan thank you for the review and the scores we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit
Written 3 May 2024
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Yusef M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Nice place Good food and great atmosphere Friendly polite staff will go again for sure and tell friends too. Nice prices and good food so you cannot wrong
Written 2 May 2024
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Greene King
Hi Yusef thank you for the review and score we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon
Written 3 May 2024
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Tracy H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Great food went in for lunch yesterday and have to say it was fab would recommend to anyone xxx we will be back soon I can promise you this , recommend to our Friends and family xxx
Written 28 April 2024
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Greene King
thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that you had a good experience with us
Written 29 April 2024
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Frank C
Douglas16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
We visited with friends and when we went to the bar to place our order the person who served us was the most ignorant person that we have ever had the displeasure of meeting. His attitude towards us was demeaning as if he was talking to a young child which would also have been incorrect. When asked simple questions about the menu all we got was have you not read the menu . We would have walked out immediately but had come from Manchester to visit friends who had recommended here. The rest of the staff were brilliant and the food was very good but you left there only remembering the nasty way you were spoken to.
Written 24 April 2024
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Greene King
hi we are sorry that you had such a bad visit with us, could you please call me on 01253 762702 and ask for Karen. or email me on 6863@greeneking.co.uk. I would like to speak to you if possible as to who served you so I can look into this for you
Written 25 April 2024
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NORMA F
South Shields103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Lovely place good choice of food really nice desserts can get busy but will definitely be back in August when next back in Blackpool
Written 2 April 2024
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Greene King
hi thank you for your comments we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you in August
Written 3 April 2024
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Nichola R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Fantastic pub/restaurant. Dog friendly, people only zones too. A special area for dog treats, water bowls etc, donations go to charity! Staff & manager are amazing. Food is well priced and DELICIOUS!!! OUR FAVE PLACE TO EAT !!!! Caters for all ablilities. Serve drinks in the right glasses which my other half loves! Would highly recommend to everyone!!! love love love !!!
Written 31 March 2024
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Greene King
Hi thank you so much for your review score and fantastic comments, I have passed this on to the team and we hope to see you again very soon!
Written 2 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chynagirl1
Sunderland1806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
What a lovely place we visited due to it being dog friendly, it was very busy when we arrived (funeral gathering) but we were given a quiet table in the corner next to the window. The staff were lovely and helpful I ordered food and drinks via the app and the lady came to advise they only 1/2 a pint of the Lilly’s cider left but she gave me the option of changing my drink or 2 half’s of different ciders which I chose. The food was well cooked and spot on I had the cheese burger hubby had the fish both meals decent portion sizes. It was the first time we had eaten at this chain of pubs and we were so impressed that we decided to go to the lord Derby in St Anne’s a few days later but we wished we had just come back here instead.
Written 22 March 2024
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Greene King
Hi thank you for the high score and the very positive comments, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and I have passed on your review to the team.
Written 23 March 2024
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Annie E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
My auntie and I were at The Shovels for lunch today. Our meals were lovely and the staff we dealt with were great. Special mention for Tony who served us at our table and was so warm, welcoming and friendly. Thank you!
Written 19 March 2024
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Greene King
Hi thank you for the 5 star rating and the wonderful comments, I will pass on your comments to Tony
Written 23 March 2024
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Seaside10151404508
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
Wonderful place for any occasion needing a pub, dinner, drinks, pool. Awesome. Special mention to a chap named Tony who was singled handedly holding the bar and the kitchen up to great success, give that man a raise!!! Also helped my partner find her her handbag. Lovely bloke. Lovely place, 10/10.
Written 9 March 2024
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Greene King
thank you so much for your review and comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. I will pass on your comments to Tony as well.
Written 10 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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