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The Malt Shovel

Lower End, Bubbenhall CV8 3BW, England
+44 24 7630 1141
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lower End, Bubbenhall CV8 3BW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting The Malt Shovel since the late 60's and have always found the ambience warm and welcoming. The food has always been of a high standard and plentiful, particularly over the last decade. However, on our most recent visit, although the main...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Malt Shovel is a lovely little traditional pub, no music, no tv just the general hum of conversation giving a lovely atmosphere. Very friendly staff and delicious food. Nothing fancy, just very tasty homemade meals. On previous visits we've had pies, today we both...More

Thank susiemc
Reviewed December 14, 2017

I have dined at the Malt Shovel a few times recently. The place is addictive. The food is honest pub grub and is always cooked to perfection. The steaks, pie & desserts are exceptionally good. Always a friendly face behind the bar and very popular...More

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

I am flabbergasted that The Malt Shovel has a 4 star rating. Pretty much across the board the food is awful. The steak and ale pie, that is consistently raved about is a particularly lack lustre effort. The pastry is raw and it wouldn't surprise...More

Thank martainster
Reviewed November 6, 2017

This was our first visit to this pub restaurant but will not be the last. One of our friends recommended the steak and ale pie and his recommendation was spot on, but you need a good appetite to finish the plate! This is homemade with...More

Thank Azalel
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Lunchtime pit stop, busy little pub (Ansells Heritage) with mix of locals/regulars and bobbles - food was fresh, well cooked and great value. Will go again!

Thank slomofo
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We are Daventry Ramblers and ended a 6 mile walk through Autumnal splendour, at this fantastic pub. The beer, UBU, was superb and very moreish. The lunch was soon served, no mean feat, when there are so many people. The steak and Ale pie was...More

Thank RayScrivens
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Called in for Sunday lunch,the roast dinner was great ,could not fault anything.There is a choice of one to three meats on your plate if you want.

Thank mr nigel c
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We visit on a regular bases both my self and my wife, we also take our friends here and have never had a bad meal in fact the staff go out of their way to be helpful and friendly, I am disabled and they even...More

Thank chris5202017
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

As usual food here excellent there were 5 in our party and they had different pies on the menu we all had pie and they were all delicious especially the steak,ale and Stilton we amazingly had pudding too my friend and I travel from Derby...More

Thank cheryl_ludlow
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Questions & Answers
October 12, 2017|
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Response from mark_mcelhatton | Property representative |
Yes there are and our chef can adjust dishes to suit your needs if required
Heather Janet H
March 16, 2016|
Response from sandraclarke747 | Reviewed this property |
I am almost certain that they are open for lunch on mondays
Lara C
January 25, 2015|
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Response from Carole B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. In the bar area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower End, Bubbenhall CV8 3BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Bubbenhall
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7630 1141
A traditional English grade ll listed pub, situated in the village of Bubbenhall, we serve locally sourced traditional real ale and traditional home-cooked food.
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