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“Nice little pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Malt Shovel

Malt Shovel
13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
01-31-225-6843
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Ranked #106 of 191 Nightlife in Edinburgh
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: Tuesday nights mean live jazz at this popular pub.
Washington DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice little pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is a nice little pub in city centre. Great atmosphere, location, and friendly staff. The food was really good and I recommend the Braveheart burger if you're hungry.

Visited August 2012
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Malt Shovel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Lutherrugger,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your recent review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Malt Shovel Inn.

Many Thanks
Taylor Walker
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Uppsala, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good beer/OK food...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Stopped here for a quick lunch when we arrived in Edinburgh. The guest beer I tried was great and reasonably priced. Service for food was slow but when it arrived it was still a good temperature so didnt appear to have been sitting around.

We had the fish and chips which was nice enough although in the typical pub fish category and the steak pie which was really tasty but the time waited and the price felt it could have been a little bit better all round. That said I would still recommend it if you want something on the way to town from the royal mile.

Visited May 2012
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“friendly city centre bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Stopped by here after oh ran the rock n roll half marathon so as it was early sunday afternoon it was quite quiet. We were warmly greeted by the young girl behind the bar. I had the spicy chicken wings and oh and friend both went for the fish n chips. No complaints whatsover, service was great the food was good and will return very soon.

Visited April 2012
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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“Good beer and food. Great Jazz.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

The cask ales are in fine fettle and the food prices are very reasonable, though it is microwaved fodder. I accidentally visited on Jazz night too (Tuesday) and enjoyed some great music from some excellent musicians.

Visited February 2012
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Athens, Greece
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Food was quite cheap and tasty- great atmosphere..Highly recommended, even if you travel on a tight budget!

Visited November 2011
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