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The Malt Scoop Inn

££ - £££, British,
Merton EX20 3EA, England
+44 1805 603924
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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“burger” (9 reviews)
“cottage pie” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Merton EX20 3EA, England
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 9 October 2018

The B+B facilities were fine. I only had breakfast on the last of three days, and it was a good full-English: lovely. However, the welcome I got was nothing short of a disgrace, coloured by some ongoing issue with my son and daughter-in-law, and this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We set out to have lunch at the Cyder Presse in Weare Gifford and were greeted by a Sorry No Food sign - not mentioned on their web site - we were very pleased to arrive at the Malt Scoop in Merton and to find...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Maureen1937
Reviewed 5 August 2018

B&B - excellent, large room facing the fields out the back, en suite and all that I could want and pre-ordered breakfast ready on time. All for £55 per night in August! Pub - I drink Ale and it hardly touched the sides, perfect temperature...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 21 June 2018

...so our campervan broke down literally on the doorstep of The Malt Scoop yesterday evening. During an extended wait for our breakdown service, the pub opened at 6pm and we couldn’t resist venturing in. The landlady ( sorry I didn’t catch your name) and Jordan...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jacky T
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This used to be a great place to go, then it went downhill. We recently tried it again, and everything is much improved - a much better attitude, a new chef, a reduced menu, and good food. Will be going there again soon.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We booked a late table, 4pm, the latest we could as we had a busy morning. Then started having second thoughts, end of service, would there be very little left, would it be hot, etc etc, Well, we needn’t have worried. Charming pub, welcomed by...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jane296
Reviewed 18 March 2018

me and my wife went last Sunday, which was also mothering Sunday, had an amazing roast dinner, staff were really Friendly , and the locals were also chatty which was great, we will be going again soon , and maybe use it as one of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank david b
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

worst meals in a long time the list is long cold quantity representation attitudes. ect. nice pub just would not recommend food..

Date of visit: December 2017
3  Thank symoyds
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We booked for a family gathering, weeks in advance. We were asked if we wanted to order the Christmas set-menu, or Sunday roast. We asked for roast beef for all members of our party (10 adults and 5 children.) We were welcomed in and given...More

Date of visit: December 2017
4  Thank 919caseys
Reviewed 31 October 2017

What a difference 12 months can make from my last review and this Sundays experience, we could have been in a different pub. Half the veg for four of us that we received on our last visit (and all bar the roast spuds were only...More

Date of visit: October 2017
9  Thank Janet H
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27 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Jole75 | Reviewed this property |
Missy1987 Just wondering how big you burger was? A litre of oil........must of been a huge burger, if your writing a review be honest and don’t exaggerate!
Janet H
31 July 2017|
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Response from 919caseys |
No... it doesn't. We had sprouts, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, pureed swede and pureed sweet potato. Barely enough to go around and all cold.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merton EX20 3EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Merton
  • Phone Number: +44 1805 603924
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This is a newly refurbished and re-opened traditional country inn in the heart of Devon offering top quality homemade food using locally sourced ingredients. A comprehensive range of drinks including real ales and good wines are available.
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