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The Malt Shovel

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Malt Shovel Inn Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NE, England
+44 1278 653432
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Cannington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on lunch out and ended up here. Very friendly and welcoming staff. The place had a lovely atmosphere with plenty of character, (log fire in the winter!). The food was enjoyable, with plenty of choice, well cooked, generous portions and nicely presented. Prices were very reasonable, will definitely be going again.

Thank 123Mantle
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the effort to find this traditional pub. Great menu with some specials always available. Very friendly staff and very accommodating. Would defiantly go back.

Thank DennisBarney
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The quality of the food is good. I had the goat cheese starter. The cheese could ha tier and the balsamic dressing (1980's style) was a little over the top but it was pleasant enough. The rack of lamb was cooked as asked and exceptionally good quality. However it was supposed to have been served with crispy potatoes. Not one... More 

Thank jezorchard
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely owners doing an excellent job ..little bit more work on the crumble and maybe a little more help with large numbers but all good

Thank JacquiB1107
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have a dairy intolerance problem . The help to make my meal the same as our friends was superb. A sauce was made with lactose free milk . Normally I only get sauceless foods everywhere I go! The quality of the food was all excellent. Shall return often!

Thank Timothy S
Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Just had what I must say was the Worst Carvery That I have ever had. Potatoes were black and burnt, Yorkshire puds were also black, The little amount of Meat that was offered was tough as old boots and all the veg was under cooked. Then too top it all off, after he had just served me mine, the Chef... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Two of us dropped by for dinner on a Friday evening mid January. This roomy pub is a little off the beaten track but well worth visiting. The new publicans took over 6 months ago and are friendly and hard working. The specials board looked interesting. It was steak night, 2 10oz steaks and a bottle of wine for £35,... More 

Thank Glen M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We hadn't visited here for a long time as the previous owners were very poor at service. The new owners were an improvement but although the place was fairly empty I wondered how they would perform if full. The food was a good quality and the usual pub grub.

Thank t0m1950
Somerset, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

First visit here under the new owners. Nice menu and the special two or three course one had some good choices and was very good value. Warm welcome and excellent service. Lovely faggot from a local butcher with proper mash and fresh veg. Friend had lamb's liver which he said was extremely tasty. We all liked it a lot, but... More 

Thank tim_x_jones
Charlotte W, Owner at The Malt Shovel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your first visit with us, as I may have explained we only use two local butchers and this means we get really good quality products. Hopefully this means we will see you again to find some other local products to try out :) In terms of the log... More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The staff and the food are excellent. They also serve good beers and ciders, know all about them and were happy to let us taste them first. Our friends had the two steak and wine deal and were very happy. They pointed out that the chef had indeed supplied it rare, as requested. Apparently this is rarely (!) the case.... More 

Thank nicmx5
Charlotte W, Owner at The Malt Shovel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! I'm glad you had a good time, we are very proud of our kitchen team and Sean our head chef always appreciates a good steak. In terms of our pies, we do offer a shortcrust option, unfortunately we must have ran out on the night you came as we make them all in house,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malt Shovel Inn Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bridgwater  >  Cannington
  • Phone Number: +44 1278 653432

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