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Malt Shovel

13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 6843
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Great fish and chips

We were in Edinburgh for one night! We decided to try this pub after seeing the sign outside... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barrie, Ont
Friendly service with delicious pub food

My husband and I loved the Malt Shovel Pub. The service was great and the food was even better... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Olympia, Washington
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Tuesday nights mean live jazz at this popular pub.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible19%
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“steak pie” (3 reviews)
“haggis” (2 reviews)
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13 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 225 6843
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Edinburgh for one night! We decided to try this pub after seeing the sign outside, declaring they had the best fish and chips! The staff were friendly and helpful. They taught us how to say "Schiehallion" ,one of the beers on tap....More

Thank JillV28
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My husband and I loved the Malt Shovel Pub. The service was great and the food was even better. We cautiously tried Haggis (Neeps and Mash) for the first time and loved it. I had the fish and chips and my husband had a meat...More

Thank olytravelers2016
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly pub serving what has got to be one of the best battered haddock I have ever eaten. Ok the chips and peas were fairly standard , but that fish was fresh, soft and absolutely delicious with the batter crisp to perfection. Staff very friendly,...More

Thank rb1161
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We stopped in for a drink on our next-to-last night in Edinburgh and, because we hadn't managed a pub meal yet during our stay, decided to eat here on our last night (it's very convenient to the Royal Mile and our hotel). We liked the...More

Thank keepmovingmom
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick snack, (pulled pork nachos incase you were wondering) fantastic food, amazing friendly staff and welcome, brilliant service and a cracking pint, well worth the trip glad we stopped by.

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent host and great traditional food well prepared and hot, good selection of ales and spirits well placed off the the royal mile towards the station well worth a visit as the prices very reasonable also.

Thank 956Nick
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Once again, we needed a place to relax with a pint after a day of sight seeing. The Malt Shovel looked inviting, and we were not disappointed. Excellent choices of beers and ales. I was happy to find that the Malt Shovel, like almost every...More

1  Thank revrpb619
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Spent New Year here and found Kerr & River wonderful hosts. The food and Drink was fantastic and didn't break the Bank. I would thoroughly recommend a visit. We were visiting with friends from St.Helens and we will certainly call back there when we next...More

Thank Lol C
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb Christmas meal here last night with 2 friends and all agreed our meal was amazing and such great value - 3 courses for £17.99! Service was brilliant, not rushed and very friendly. Highly recommend a visit to this pub in Edinburgh's old...More

Thank lesley_stevens
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch as it's a nice traditional pub. Unfortunately sat in a bench type seat that creaks so loud everybody turns around to see where the noise is coming from. The waitresses was very pleasant and attentive. Unfortunately the food was very poor....More

Thank Charles F
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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