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Malt Shovel

13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 6843
Review Highlights
Good pub

Visited here a couple of times once for food and another for a few drinks. Both times I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scotland, United Kingdom
Edwardian pub feel

Another traditional pub in Edinburgh’s old town, this one with a more Edwardian feel to it. We... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
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Tuesday nights mean live jazz at this popular pub.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 01:00
13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here a couple of times once for food and another for a few drinks. Both times I was impressed. Very pleasant and helpful staff and welcoming surroundings. I would recommend for food or drinks and will visit here again on my return to Edinburgh....More

Thank slyvestercat
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Another traditional pub in Edinburgh’s old town, this one with a more Edwardian feel to it. We opted for Black Isle lager and sat in the window seat watching people walking up and down Cockburn Street.

Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Traditional Scottish pub with a nice atmosphere. Reasonable price. Large selection of whisky. Excellent position between the Royal mile and Waverley station.

Thank Helene M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We were in Edinburgh for one night! We decided to try this pub after seeing the sign outside, declaring they had the best fish and chips! The staff were friendly and helpful. They taught us how to say "Schiehallion" ,one of the beers on tap....More

Thank JillV28
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My husband and I loved the Malt Shovel Pub. The service was great and the food was even better. We cautiously tried Haggis (Neeps and Mash) for the first time and loved it. I had the fish and chips and my husband had a meat...More

Thank olytravelers2016
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly pub serving what has got to be one of the best battered haddock I have ever eaten. Ok the chips and peas were fairly standard , but that fish was fresh, soft and absolutely delicious with the batter crisp to perfection. Staff very friendly,...More

Thank rb1161
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We stopped in for a drink on our next-to-last night in Edinburgh and, because we hadn't managed a pub meal yet during our stay, decided to eat here on our last night (it's very convenient to the Royal Mile and our hotel). We liked the...More

Thank keepmovingmom
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick snack, (pulled pork nachos incase you were wondering) fantastic food, amazing friendly staff and welcome, brilliant service and a cracking pint, well worth the trip glad we stopped by.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent host and great traditional food well prepared and hot, good selection of ales and spirits well placed off the the royal mile towards the station well worth a visit as the prices very reasonable also.

Thank 956Nick
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Once again, we needed a place to relax with a pint after a day of sight seeing. The Malt Shovel looked inviting, and we were not disappointed. Excellent choices of beers and ales. I was happy to find that the Malt Shovel, like almost every...More

1  Thank revrpb619
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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