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The Malt Shovel

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Low Moor Lane, Brearton, Harrogate HG3 3BX, England (Formerly Bleikers at The Malt Shovel)
+44 1423 862929
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited for my girlfriends birthday with 4 others, Parking is a bit short but there is plenty of street to park on opposite the pub. Inside is has a warm glow and feel to it. We were sat just in the back but the room was full and buzzing with talk. We ordered drinks(good ales on tap). Then the... More 

Thank Chris S
Yorkshire, UK
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a lovely meal here last night. Good service and plenty of choice on the menu including a specials board. I had the steak pie which is one of the best I've ever had with thin shortcrust pasty and plenty of tender steak with carrots and onions in a very tasty gravy. Nice thick chunky chips. My husband had the... More 

Thank anne_walmsley3
Bourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving away from Harrogate and chances upon the sign for this pub. We were not disappointed. Great beers, lovely wine, friendly welcome, professional service, reasonable prices (compared to Harrogate) and stunning light lunches. The homemade leek and potato soup and rabbit gniocci deserve a special mention as does the home made bread. Well everything actually! For a light... More 

Thank GigiBruce
Ripon, North Yorks, England
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this pub at the weekend and high expectations were dashed by mediocre expensive food, tired decor and smelly toilets! I opted for Salt and Pepper Squid which was a pretty generic starter and no frills. The main course was the Weeping Tiger which @ £21.95 you would expect to have some pizzazz. The sizzling dish was brought to the... More 

Thank SamuelRowe
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although some of the Food was off the menu the meals that we had chosen were excellent. Good quality and served at an easy pace. The service was 1st Class too in lovely surroundings. Would definitely recommend a meal at this establishment.

Thank BarryCoventry
in the med
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having enjoyed our visit last year we booked for lunch this year. Very enjoyable ambiance, service and very good food with a good choice of dishes. The smoked haddock starter is highly recommended and the Chocolate pot for dessert. The Calves Liver was most enjoyable followed by bread and butter pudding. Sheila and family.

Thank pjandse
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After looking for a new pub style restaurant we thought when we arrived for Sunday lunch we had struck lucky. Good food guide in the entrance window nice cosy pub style surroundings. Unfortunately those were the good points. I assume the Good food badge ran out before we arrived or ownership has changed. The service was lead by young inexperienced... More 

Thank Peter J
East Anglia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had a fabulous meal here recently for our anniversary. The quality of our food was excellent, although i found my black pudding starter not to my taste. My main mean was superb and my husband loved all of his meal. The portions are large and quality ingredients clearly used. The atmosphere is lovely, cosy and friendly. A lovely place... More 

Thank risegirl
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Yet another visit to The Malt Shovel. I moved away but on a visit back to Yorkshire I popped in again as the food has alway been excellent. Matt, the proprietor is genuinely a friendly, chatty host. The staff have the same qualities. You must give it a try if you are close to Ripon/Ripley. Booking is advised

Thank Christine C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

An 'Olde Worlde' pub type restaurant, complete with horse brasses, beams, nooks and crannies, situated in the lovely little village of Brearton. We had a really delicious lunch and were attentively looked after by Will, who was a credit to the establishment and kept everyone (on a busy Tuesday lunchtime) well fed and watered. We didn't see the chef but... More 

Thank Pamela V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $33
British, Gluten Free, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Low Moor Lane, Brearton, Harrogate HG3 3BX, England (Formerly Bleikers at The Malt Shovel)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Brearton
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 862929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?