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“Soup of the day”
Review of Shovels

Shovels
Ranked #116 of 740 Restaurants in Blackpool
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Blackpool
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Soup of the day”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I went recently to watch the football,I had a soup of the day which was Heinz tomato soup,and chicken goujons.i would not recommend the goujons,the beer atleast came in the correct glasses this time and not cider glasses,but the bad thing about my visit is that they had crap music coming out of the speaker above us,but nowhere else in the pub had this atrocious music playing,so when we asked politely if they could turn it off,they said "yes when the two blokes have finished playing darts"which bemused me because the music defiantly didn't make them play good.we asked them another two times but to no avail.it was a big match aswell and the pub was buzy so we couldn't move.we all go somewhere else to watch the football,it used to be a good pub for watching the football on a Sunday.but I think they like catering to crap darts players who love belinder Carlisle!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Really great value”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Really like coming here, i come hear regularly with my friends as a meeting place either for a quick chat, nice meal or snack before going to the cinema, the meals are lovely, nicely priced and good value, the ranch steak is to die for, you get a nice size steak, peas, chips onion rings, tomato and mushrooms for under a fiver! i like the menu and they have specials on the board, i keep trying to go when they have jam roly poly but as yet not had it, give it a go, im sure youl love it

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank maxine h
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lancashire
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“"Came to watch football and a bite to eat"”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Decided to come here on a Sunday to watch the football and have a bite to eat.ordered the food,came quite quickly,the waitress actually threw the plates on the table and walked off,proceeded to come back two minutes later and asked if everything was alright??? Her behaviour was unacceptable,okay it's a pub but any need for that?the burgers were insipid,soggy and tasteless.the waitress took the plates away,without asking if i had finished,there was still food on mine.However on a more positive note the chips were good and the real ale was lovely.A few years ago this placed served fantastic food,used to go most weekends,sad it's gone down hill,won't be back for food.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank nicky d
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“not as good as it was”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

I used to drink in here a couple of times a week,my partner more, but recently it has gone downhill. The latest landlord appears to be quite miserable and a little rude so will be drinking elsewhere from now on. After 3 years of drinking there, we'll be going somewhere friendlier.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Louuubee
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Changed menu but still the same great food”
Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Visited here last Friday and was very pleasantly surprised that they have changed the menu but still tastes lovely. Same great food and service. Will definitely be back!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank chun88
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