We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Shovel Handle Pub

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
357 Black Mountain Rd, The Whitney Inn, Jackson, NH 03846-4200
+1 603-383-8916
Website
Today
15:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 15:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 189: English reviews
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there when the doors opened and had to wait 5 minutes to be seated; 15 minutes to get our appetizers; 25 minutes to get our entrees. Those time were AFTER we ordered. People who arrived after us were done before we were so chalk it up to very poor service. However, that does not account for the fact... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jumbo F
New Albany, Indiana
Level Contributor
32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at the shovel handle our first night in Jackson. It came highly recommended by the proprietor of the B&B we stayed at and didn't disappoint. Had the pasta and loved it. My wife and daughter enjoyed their meals as well.

Helpful?
Thank Gordon H
Dartford
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this pub yesterday and loved the beautiful old building, full of character and attractively lit. I had pork chops with caramelised apples and onions - really nicely cooked and a large portion. My husband raved about his pulled pork sandwich. Live music was an asset

Helpful?
Thank JaneGDartford
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've now been to the Shovel Handle Pub on 3 occasions. The first time I got the ribs, which came glazed in a savory BBQ sauce and the meat falls off the bone. I did get to steal a steak tip from my wife which is what brought us back a second time. While I had the steak tips on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Benjamin S
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here on a girls weekend and the Shovel Handle Pub lived up to its reputation. The food was excellent. I had the lobster risotto which was delicious..lots of lobster and perfectly cooked. My friends raved about the sirloin tips and brie chicken. The live entertainment was super and the wait staff friendly and accommodating. Jen went out of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patty1406
Jackson, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have always been pleased with both the service and the food at the Shovel Handle Pub. In addition to a lovely setting (inside barn), they often have singers/performers on weekends, and that has always been pleasant. There is plenty of space, both on the main level, and in the upper loft and lower levels. Recommend calling ahead, as they... More 

Helpful?
Thank CJK50
Kent
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had two meals in The Pub. It is a very quaint and rustic pub, great staff good cjlice of food ...and entertainment, perfect for an relaxing night out.

Helpful?
Thank GuitarmanKent
Wallington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Having been given rave reviews from the hotel we stayed in ,the family were looking forward to a great meal. The pub only served up to 9pm and although we were there in time, we were refused a table as there were at least 2 other parties waiting, the pub is obviously very popular but we felt the organisation on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Thecocksfamily
Londonderry, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a fun way to eat and drink. It's a cool different type of atmosphere, country looking. Good entertainment and the food was good also.

Helpful?
Thank toni5552015
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a beautiful cabin environment nestled into a hillside where you can expect to see horses graze. The environment, the service and the FOOD were AMAZING. My husband melted over his duck, my son inhaled the mac and cheese and my salad was literally the most amazing thing I have ever eaten, to date. Of all our traveling in New... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca R

Travellers who viewed Shovel Handle Pub also viewed

Jackson, White Mountains
Jackson, White Mountains
 
Jackson, White Mountains
Jackson, White Mountains
 
Jackson, White Mountains
Jackson, White Mountains
 

Been to Shovel Handle Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
15:00 - 21:00
Saturday
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Black Mountain Rd, The Whitney Inn, Jackson, NH 03846-4200
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 603-383-8916

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shovel Handle Pub and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Shovel Handle Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?