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The Malt Shovel

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Cannington $$ - $$$ , British,
Malt Shovel Inn Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NE, England
+44 1278 653432
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (3 reviews)
“faggots” (3 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Malt Shovel Inn Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a two night stay, to attend a nearby function. This is a pub, with a line of bedrooms built in the garden. The rooms are basic as is the furniture, with doubles being 4' 6". However they are not too small, the bathrooms...More

Thank Billy23_9
Charlotte W, Owner at The Malt Shovel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for you comments. I am sorry you felt the room hadn't been serviced after your first night, I can assure you it had been but will pass the comments onto the team. We are currently in the process of updating all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been here for a couple of years and decided to call in on a quiet midweek lunchtime. The staff were very friendly and the lunchtime set menu of £9.95 for two courses was very good value. We had a very enjoyable meal...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decided on lunch out and ended up here. Very friendly and welcoming staff. The place had a lovely atmosphere with plenty of character, (log fire in the winter!). The food was enjoyable, with plenty of choice, well cooked, generous portions and nicely presented. Prices were...More

Thank 123Mantle
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth the effort to find this traditional pub. Great menu with some specials always available. Very friendly staff and very accommodating. Would defiantly go back.

Thank DennisBarney
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The quality of the food is good. I had the goat cheese starter. The cheese could ha tier and the balsamic dressing (1980's style) was a little over the top but it was pleasant enough. The rack of lamb was cooked as asked and exceptionally...More

Thank jezorchard
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely owners doing an excellent job ..little bit more work on the crumble and maybe a little more help with large numbers but all good

Thank JacquiB1107
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have a dairy intolerance problem . The help to make my meal the same as our friends was superb. A sauce was made with lactose free milk . Normally I only get sauceless foods everywhere I go! The quality of the food was all...More

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Just had what I must say was the Worst Carvery That I have ever had. Potatoes were black and burnt, Yorkshire puds were also black, The little amount of Meat that was offered was tough as old boots and all the veg was under cooked....More

3  Thank stu y
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Two of us dropped by for dinner on a Friday evening mid January. This roomy pub is a little off the beaten track but well worth visiting. The new publicans took over 6 months ago and are friendly and hard working. The specials board looked...More

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We hadn't visited here for a long time as the previous owners were very poor at service. The new owners were an improvement but although the place was fairly empty I wondered how they would perform if full. The food was a good quality and...More

Thank t0m1950
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malt Shovel Inn Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bridgwater  >  Cannington
  • Phone Number: +44 1278 653432
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