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The Malt Shovel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
+44 1653 628264
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has had mixed fortunes over the years, but all that has changed since Martin became landlord. He's made many changes and perhaps this is why it was getting busy in there. We've already been in a few times for a drink, but today explored their revamped lunch menu - there was lots to choose from, all home made... More 

Thank Gourmet G
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eaten two good meals here this week. If you're looking for fine dining, this is not your pub. If you want somewhere where the food brings a warm smile and relaxation, and the staff are friendly and thoughtful, this is it. I'd strongly recommend it for any hungry customer.

Thank amberlight9
Halstead, Essex
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

great place if visiting Hovingham. whilst staying at the Worsley Arms for a few nights, which by the way has a super restaurant, we decided to have a drink and eat at the nearby Malt Shovel. The beer and food were excellent quality and value for money. Especially try the meat pie!! Would feed two easily but delicious pastry and... More 

Thank Graeme B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing!!! We had planned a long dog walk and this hidden gem of a pub was at the half way point (5 miles of 10). Amazing food and fantastic beer. I had the steak pie with mash and veg, Julie had the gammon. Both cooked to perfection. The portions were huge and very filling. The land lady and her husband... More 

1 Thank Richie C
York, England
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We live in a village about 5 mins from Hovingham, but amazingly never been to the Malt Shovel before. We decided to go out for Sunday lunch and what a great decision it was. The food was of very high standard, plenty of it, tasted lovely and very reasonably priced. The landlady was a delight and a refreshing change, so... More 

1 Thank YorkshireLass67
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98 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had an evening meal here whilst staying in a nearby hotel. Despite it being a Saturday night we were the only diners but the menu was extensive and we were well looked after by the new hosts of this lovely village pub. The food was plentiful and very reasonably priced. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evening otherwise we... More 

Thank trelynn
Southend on Sea
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here one night whilst staying at a nearby hotel. The pub was warm and welcoming and the food served was home cooked, tasty and good value for money. Would recommend if in the area.

Thank dancingqueen002
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

New manager n chef great friendly service and beautiful food with Large portions definitely worth a visit

Thank donjt2009
East Yorkshire
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The food was really nice and very well presented. There was a good variety and a specials board that changes regularly. It is also a dog friendly pub too

1 Thank jukejam
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Malt Shovel is a must for all visitors to this area, Vanessa our hostess was warm and friendly and the service was excellent. The menu is very varied and the daily specials board should not be overlooked. We ate their on Wednesday and went back on Thursday evening as the food is so good.

Thank Christine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Hovingham YO62 4LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Hovingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1653 628264

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?