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The Malt Shovel

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Hovingham €€ - €€€ , British,
Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
+44 1653 628264
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (6 reviews)
“lasagna” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The family and I took an unexpected trip here as we were staying not far away, and wanted a special night out for our last night. It was a quiet Thursday evening, armed with a decent beer, charismatic atmosphere and a friendly landlord/host, I decided...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 2 young children, the owner (I think) was very friendly and staff couldn't do enough to help! Food was excellent, very fresh and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals! I can highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having heard good reports about this establishment under new management, we were looking forward to an enjoyable meal. Unfortunately we were sadly disappointed. The lady behind the bar was friendly and pleasant but otherwise the pub was rather characterless and definitely needed a good clean....More

1  Thank YorkLara
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped at The Malt Shovel on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. As soon as we walked through the door we were welcomed by, the manager of 3 months, Martin. There was an extensive menu, meals approx. £10-£12 together with lighter bites for £6.50. 3...More

1  Thank anne c
Reviewed 26 June 2017

called in as we were staying in the village .. The landlord is so very friendly and accommodating. He has only been in the pub a couple of months but what a good job he seems to be doing. We had our evening meal in...More

1  Thank sillyfrog1959
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I expected more after all the amazing reviews on here. We were passing through on our way to the Lavender farm and stopped off for Sunday lunch. Portions were large and quality ok. Nice selection of vegetables served with main course. I wouldn't rush back...More

1  Thank aniceglassofred
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Don't be desperate - Dan - because the pie is so big and filling you will not be left wanting in this friendly pub. We were stopping at the Worsley up the road but visited the Malt Shovel due to the Tripadvisor reviews. A warm...More

Thank Nichola B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely to see it busy on a Monday night. What a difference! Great buzz and a landlord that knows his stuff

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Popped Malt House in whilst passing on a hot day in May , Good Ales , Friendly and very helpful staff. Many Thanks Viv and Roger

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were staying close by and looked at a few in the area, this seemed to be getting good reviews and for good reason. There were 5 of us (2 children under 7). The menu is varied with something for everyone. The food was good...More

1  Thank Andrea S
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Questions & Answers
25 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
yes there were walkers in with their dogs
6 August 2015|
Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
yes l am sure it was cold only one staff and husband cooking my husband knew them as he played darts there against them not for them the food was only just to say warm. will not be going back don't understand how they got... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Hovingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1653 628264
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