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Great food attentive staff and all reasonably priced. I would recommend anyone to go here. Plenty of space around the tables. Car parking a little small but room to park on the road
Prior to our visit as a party of four for Sunday Lunch on 17th September 2017, it must have been seven years or so since I'd last dined at the Malt Shovel, one New Years Eve. I'd not been back since, as at the time, it had seemed a tad "cliquey" for my taste, despite the food having been excellent; it just put me off a little. However, at the time it had I only very recently been taken over, and the atmosphere had, I feel, been a residual one, as no vestige of this remained. The staff are welcoming, helpful and courteous without being "in your face", and I'm happy to report that the clientele are also very welcoming, too, no doubt due to being very happy bunnies at finding such a gem. The Malt is delightfully cosy without feeling at all cramped. The food is delicious, being both beautifully prepared and cooked to perfection. And - what a refreshing change - thankfully, no one felt the need to ask us three or four times during the meal if "everything was okay for us" (don't you just hate that?). It's good to see a restaurant having quiet confidence in its food (and justifiably so here) refraining joyously from this irritating practice which seems to have become almost ubiquitous in dining establishments these days. Whilst it could be argued that the drinks may be just a wee bit on the pricey side (as is the case with all restaurants), the choice is wide and the food is 1st class whilst also offering excellent value. We shall most certainly be going many times more in the future. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Lovely good, great selection and all beautifully presented, great service, cannot fault the waitress and waiter, made us feel so welcome, nice setting, cosy and quiet yet a good atmosphere! 10/10
My fIrst time back here in many years. The place looks lovely and with wonderful food, welcoming hosts, great service and fantastic value for money we will certainly be recommending to others and returning ourselves.
The Malt Shovel, tucked away in a small hamlet, is a characterful place worthy of any magazine shoot. The menu and specials board are always interesting and well thought out. The staff are friendly and efficient attentive too. We have been previously but have not visited for a while and it was a welcome return. We will not be leaving it so long again! We both had a starter from the Specials Board - lemon smoked salmon - superb Both of us had steaks which were tasty and plentiful - I cannot highly recommend The Malt Shovel enough - give it a try
The Location lived up to our expectations. The ambiance was pleasant too. However on the whole the food was a disappointment unfortunately! The crayfish starter was average but the avocados were under ripe so not the best taste. All 3 main courses were average but therefore overpriced for what we received. One was the belly pork which apparently was 'nothing special' as described by someone who eats out a lot. Another main was the game pie which was inoffensive but not outstanding. My main course was a very small mushroom stroganoff,mash and uninspiring carrots and broccoli.it was average again.The 2 desserts we ate : chocs tart and creme brûlée were average too. We were we expecting the food to be much better but it was no better than other local much larger pub chains. The food didn't live up to the higher price tag. Not inspired to return anytime soon. The service was slow and we never did get the bottle of water we asked for!
What can I say! as usual the food was superb as was the service. It's well worth a visit to try their Braised Calf Liver, I've never had better. The Malt Shovel is a true country inn with a warm welcoming atmosphere. Do yourself a favour and go!!!
The Malt Shovel lived up to its excellent reputation. The food ( very important) was first class with service (almost as important) to match. Compared to other local establishments a little more expensive, but in my opinion well worth it. We will most definitely visit again.
We booked for a meal for 10 people, it was a special occasion. However, due to the staff being extremely busy, I believe, the prosecco that supposed to be served at the arrival never arrived to the table....not sure what happened there? I am not sure why the steak was served sliced on the plate, this never happened to me before and I am not sure what was the reason behind. I... am more than capable to slice my own food a specially when it comes to a steak, so disappointed here I am afraid. On overall we liked the room, the music, the staff- even though it was busy they were attentive. It was a memorable meal for everyone, so thank you.
We had a lovely meal celebrating my husband's belated birthday lunch. We were able to bring our dog into the conservatory so she was happy too, rather than in the hot car.....it was a sunny day! Food was great, portions were generous and all was freshly prepared for us. Staff were helpful, keen and fun! Certainly we shall return. The waiting Tim was as I would hope it would be for freshly prepped courses. Music down to a minimum.