The suburbs of Blackpool have many a good pub or restaurant, but in Hambleton, The Shovels Inn is certainly one of the best. On Green Meadow Lane, it’s a no frills affair but the food and, of course, the drink, is just fantastic. From the menu you can expect British pub classics, homemade with passion by a small team in kitchen, and the bar is well-stocked and tended to by warm and very friendly staff as well. The Shovels Inn is very much a part of the community here in the centre of Hambleton, hence there are regular events and themed nights to enjoy as well as the food. Reserve a table at this proper British pub today.
We have visited the Shovels numerous times and never had a bad meal, we booked for Mothers Day and even though they were busy the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Highly recommended, and thank you for the Mothers Day plant :-)
The food was excellent, we have been here quite a few times over the years but today’s food was the best. We will definitely return
absolutely fantastic food and service as always and made to feel very welcome.
Another fantastic meal. simply can't fault the food and the staff. We have already booked another meal in March for the whole family
We had the Sunday lunch which was extremely good value for money, £6.95 for the main course plus another £2 for a starter or a sweet. Everything was fresh, home cooked and hot. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The only downside was that there was a very long wait, which we were fine with as we had gone for a leisurely lunch to have a chat but we did notice some tables complaining.
This was our second visit to The Shovels in Hambleton and I didn't think it could get better after the first but the food as always is absolutely perfect. Proper home cooked Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Lovely staff and Highly recommended
Great food, Great value, Great service, great wines and most importantly, REAL chips. We will definitely be going again, probably on a busier night though. We visited on a Monday tea time so very few in after the weekend. But staff were very pleasant throughout our visit.
Great choice on the menu and on the specials board. Anything from snack, light meals to steak dinner. Staff very attentive. The meals where had where very tasty, plentiful and hot. I have warm food.
Food and service is very good compared to other pubs in the area. The price is comparable to other places but the quality of the food is much better
First time I’ve visited the Shovels in a couple of years. The dining area has been refreshed and is much improved. The food was good quality and excellent value.