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“We booked a table a few weeks”

The Malt Shovel Inn Barkby
Ranked #679 of 1,462 Restaurants in Leicester
Price range: $2 - $23
Description: Just A fantastic little pub with great food, Sports, fine ales great atmostphere, Dogs welcome, You don't have to be rich and good looking to have fun here
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Description: Just A fantastic little pub with great food, Sports, fine ales great atmostphere, Dogs welcome, You don't have to be rich and good looking to have fun here
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table a few weeks ago and we where all looking forward to our night out , the 6 of us live in Leicester but some of us don’t drive so taxis where arraigned , we all arrived together and went to the bar only to be told that our table had been given to somebody else as we had not confirmed our booking ? , all the taxis had gone , we where so upset and had to stand out side to Waite for our taxis to re arrive it was -3 , the staff where so rude , the manager was arrogant , the locals where rude , avoid at all cost , don’t wast your time

Date of visit: January 2020
3  Thank A2071CRdavidh
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za24451607, Chef at The Malt Shovel Inn Barkby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

if you book a table and you are told we will get back to you and we dont, I would have thought you would have rang before to confirm. I am sorry you didnt get to eat.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

WOW. booked to go for lunch, was not disappointed, food spot on, beer spot on, prices sensible , have to have small portion main far to big.
Recently refurbished spot on
Will be back. All the best in the future to come. Graham and donna

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank graham f
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

This pub has recently had a major refurbishment. A shame the food doesn't match. 6 of us went for lunch.3 had Large fish n chips. £10.95.The fish was minute & the batter was unusual,dark brown, obviously burnt.2 of us refused to eat it & the 3rd was disgusting & took the fish home for the dog.The chunky chips were oven/frozen.On reflection the fish looked as though it was bought in already battered & frozen. You can get better in supermarket.Another had what was called Half a Wacky Burger which also was disgusting £6.95 & was not home made.Will not go here again.

Date of visit: January 2020
4  Thank bmwwoody
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

Visited twice, son visited once, proprietor rude and confrontational telling customers to pick up f!!cking rubbish that two year old had dropped.

Date of visit: January 2020
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4  Thank tomred98
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za24451607, Chef at The Malt Shovel Inn Barkby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You have no control over your son I ask you to please stop letting him run a muck and throw his food everywere. Bad Parenting not bad children

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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Let me start with saying, What a fantastic place!!! We popped in one weekend after The Malt Shovel had its refurb and we were amazed how much it had changed, it looks beautiful. We then decided to book our family in for Christmas Day lunch. Now, our table was for 18 people and I was not disappointed. The food was amazing! Not one complaint. We werent rushed between courses, not like other establishments weve been to previously. We just hope you are open again this year!! We just want to say a massive thank you and we will see you again very soon.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Crawshaw_80
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za24451607, Owner at The Malt Shovel Inn Barkby, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2020

Thanks alot for your review it was a pleasure having you all Im glad you enjoyed yourelves

Kind Regards

Tony

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